Wednesday, March 11, 2020

WWF In Your House #6 (February 1996 PPV)

Yeah, so I've been catching up on these In Your House shows as of late because I figured "why not?"

Beginning in 1995, the In Your House brand related to a series of monthly 2-hour PPVs that would occupy the months that didn't already have a PPV scheduled. We've already looked at the 1995 shows ages ago and so we might as well continue the trend with the 1996 shows for the month.

Razor defeated Kid in what was dubbed a "crybaby" match, where the loser would end up in a diaper. Believe it or not, this would be considered mild humiliation today if the recent Smackdown reports I've read are anything to go by. For what it's worth, the match was good stuff, with Razor fending off Kid and Ted Dibiase's attempts at interference. A fine way to start the show, though these two have had better matches in the past.

Hunter Hearst Helmsley (back then a "distinguished" fellow accompanied by some random lady) defeated Duke "The Dumpster" Droese. This was a thing that happened... and that's all I've got to say about that, really.

Yokozuna defeated the British Bulldog via DQ when Jim Cornette smacked Yoko with a tennis racket. Probably the only entertainment I got out of this was the interview Yoko had before the match, where people were shocked to learn that this monster from Japan sounded like a dude from the Samoan territory. I liked Yoko as a talker, but sometimes less is more.

Shawn Michaels defeated Owen Hart in a pretty good match. It's a follow-up to an angle where Owen kicked Shawn's head from under his head and Shawn was out. Given that Shawn needed to look really, really strong, he got the win and overcame the odds. Fortunately, people liked Shawn at the time and so this was prefectl fine.

And in the main event, WW Champion Bret Hart defeated Diesel in a steel cage match when Undertaker burst through the mat and pulled Diesel through the hole as he was about to escape, giving Bret the chance to escape and win the title. I'll be honest here; as much as I enjoyed their awesome Survivor Series no-holds-barred match, this was the complete opposite. It was long, boring, and a complete waste of time.

The only match worth a damn on this show was the Shawn/Owen match because theat was a fun little match. The rest of the show... not so much.

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