Can't see the .wings mesh I imported

I am having trouble seeing what I have imported from wings 3d. I have looked through the manual, knowledge base, and also a couple of video tutorials. I import the file from wings, I get no errors, I can see the mesh in the outliner window, but I can’t get it to display in my 3D view. I even saw the video tutorial where the same sort of thing happens to the guy doing the tutorial and he is a little baffled but does a work around to show the mesh. Here is the tutorial I am speaking of:

http://www.blender3d.org/cms/Getting_started.400.0.html

The “Vital Functions” video. It happens about 4 minutes into the video. I did the same things he did, I created a cube, selected it, and tried swapping meshes with it, but it still displays the cube, even after rendering. Any suggestions? Thanks.