Date: February 18, 1996 Venue: Louisville Gardens (Louisville, KY) Commentators: Vince McMahon & Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler
The 6th installment of In Your House features the baby blue cage of doom as Bret Hart defends the WWF Championship against the man he defeated for it back at Survivor Series, and soon to be WCW-bound, Diesel. Also on the show Shawn Michaels puts his WrestleMania XII title shot on the line against Owen Hart,the feud between former best friends Razor Ramon and The 1-2-3 Kid ends with a friggin’ Crybaby Match, and Yokozuna…speaks?!?
WWF Champion: Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Goldust
WWF World Tag Team Champions: VACANT
The (Televised) Lineup
Crybaby Match:Razor Ramon vs. The 1-2-3 Kid (**1/2)
Duke Droese vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (**)
Yokozuna vs. Davey Boy Smith (1/4*)
Shawn Michaels vs. Owen Hart (***3/4)
Steel Cage Match:Bret Hart [c] vs. Diesel for the WWF CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
Last night’s episode of RAW ended in controversy when Mr. McMahon came out and announced that not only was Becky Lynch suspended for the next 60 days, but she was being replaced in the WrestleMania main event by longtime rival Charlotte Flair.
Earlier in the show Becky had been given an ultimatum: apologize to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon for her actions the week prior or forfeit her match against Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania she earned by winning the Royal Rumble. After THREE HOURS of deliberation, in which everyone from mentor Finn Balor to sh*t-stirrer Alexa Bliss weighed on what she should do, Becky decided to quickly apologize, getting her suspension lifted and making her WrestleMania main event a go…until the head of the McMahon family, the true Authority in WWE, decided otherwise.
A lot of people clowned on WWE for this but I dig the story they’re telling; it gives Charlotte a ton of heat and also plays into the fans’ very justified fear they’re going to make Ronda/Becky into a triple threat match. I’m pretty sure WWE knows better and will keep it Becky/Ronda, with Becky fighting her way back into the spot closer to WrestleMania, but I don’t blame people for thinking otherwise. Either way this good fodder for a Charlotte promo tonight on SmackDown and I hope we get it.
Date: August 27, 1990 Venue: The Spectrum (Philadelphia, PA) Commentators: Vince McMahon & Roddy Piper
WWF returns to one of its most hallowed grounds, the Spectrum in Philly, to present its third annual SummerSlam event, which features the returning Hulk Hogan taking on the man who put him out of action Earthquake as well as The Ultimate Warrior‘s first PPV defense of the WWF Championship, taking on longtime rival Rick Rude in a steel cage.
Champion Roll Call
WWF Champion: The Ultimate Warrior
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Mr. Perfect
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (Ax, Smash, & Crush)
The Rockers vs. Power & Glory (**1/2)
Mr. Perfect [c] vs. Kerry Von Erich for the WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
Sapphire vs. Queen Sherri (NR)
Tito Santana vs. The Warlord (*3/4)
2 out of 3 Falls:Demolition [c] vs. The Hart Foundation for the WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
Jake Roberts vs. Bad News Brown [w/ Big Boss Man as the Special Guest Referee] (1/2*)
Jim Duggan & Nikolai Volkoff vs. The Orient Express (*3/4)
Dusty Rhodes vs. Randy Savage (1/4*)
Hulk Hogan vs. Earthquake (**3/4)
Steel Cage Match:The Ultimate Warrior [c] vs. Rick Rude for the WWF CHAMPIONSHIP (**)