WWE Presents Madison Square Garden Classics

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World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE) and Madison Square Garden have had a long and storied history, with Madison Square Garden being home to many high profile WWE events, including the very first WrestleMania® as well as WrestleMania X and WrestleMania XX.

Now, it is time to re-live the history with "WWE Presents Madison Square Garden Classics." New episodes of the series will air on MSG eight times this summer and 30 times in the coming year in a two-hour block on Wednesday nights beginning at 8:00 p.m.

The series, to be hosted by legendary WWE announcer "Mean Gene" Okerlund, will look back at some of the WWE's most memorable matches from Madison Square Garden from the 1970's and beyond. Okerlund, who has over 30 years in sports-entertainment, will introduce the classic shows and lead viewers through some of WWE's most famous events.

The series will feature matches that include WWE Legends such as Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant, "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Fuji, Paul Orndorff, Tito Santana, Sgt. Slaughter, The Undertaker, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The British Bulldog and the Wild Samoans.

The episode on Wednesday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m., is from June 21, 1985. It features Randy Savage's MSG debut in a match against Rick McGraw. WWE Intercontinental Champion Greg Valentine takes on Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat with his manager, Jimmy Hart. In the main event, Hulk Hogan defends the WWE Championship against the Magnificent Muraco in a Steel Cage Match.

The second hour features the first ever Raw at MSG on September 22, 1997. Cactus Jack makes a surprise WWE debut against Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.  Stone Cold shocks everybody when he stuns Vince McMahon for the first time, kicking off one of WWE's biggest rivalries in history.

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