Keep Circulating the Tapes: Many WWE matches with Ventura on commentary have either had Ventura's commentary cut or simply never been released, due to royalty issues. Some have survived this, simply because cutting his commentary would ruin them.
He was set to feud with Hogan for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but was forced to retire due to blood clots in his lungs.note He returned to the ring only once after 1986. He and Roddy Piper d. the Orient Express (Akio Sato and Pat Tanaka) at a house show [non-televised event] on March 16, 1990. The match was filmed for their failed TV Pilot, Tag Team.