Rebooking The WWF: In Your House #3

World Wrestling Federation In Your House #3
From: Nashville, TN
Attendance: 6,500
Announcers: Jim Ross & Bobby Heenan

Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to the second In Your House pay per view! Ross hypes up the event mentioning the double main event. Lex Luger gets in the ring against Bam-Bam Bigelow, while the Mega Powers square off against Dynasty members Scott Norton and Jeff Jarrett. Heenan laughs because tonight the Mega Powers will be taken out and the huge tag match scheduled for SummerSlam won’t even happen. Heenan puts over the strength of Norton and the smarts of Jarrett as the reasons why the Dynasty will prevail tonight. Ross disagrees with Heenan, who responds asking “What do you know, Ross?” Ross sends it over to the ring to start the show!

Opening Contest: Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Marty Jannetty: Marty had the early control with a series of arm drags and dropkicks. Hunter cut his offense off with a high knee lift and a back breaker. Marty managed to counter a back drop attempt by driving Hunter face first into the canvas and hit a top rope cross body for a near fall. Hunter pulled Marty by the trunks to send him face first into the middle turnbuckle. Hunter comes off the ropes to hit a running neck breaker for a near fall. Marty went to the top rope but is cut off by Bob Backlund, who allowed Hunter to hit a superplex. Ron Simmons came out to chase Backlund off but Hunter put Marty away with the Pedigree to win the match. (Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Marty Jannetty, 7:15, **1/2) After the match, Hunter bails from the ring as Simmons slides in to check on Marty.

Backstage, Todd Pettengill tries to talk to the Headshrinkers. Instead, Samu and Fatu slap each other on the chests while Sionne motivates them to win the championships next!

Second Contest: WWF World Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. the Headshrinkers: Early on, Michaels is worked over by Samu in the corner and dominated for the most part. Samu splashes Michaels in the corner, but misses a middle rope diving head butt. That allowed Michaels to get the advantage with a back suplex and a twisting cross body for a near fall. Michaels taunts the fans and when he turns around to be met with a super kick. Samu tags in Fatu who scoop slams Michaels and delivers a falling head butt for a two count. Fatu ends up missing a running back splash in the corner and Shawn is able to tag in Diesel. Diesel works over Fatu with forearm shots and elbow strikes in the corner. Diesel brings Fatu out of the corner with a big side slam but can’t get a three on the cover attempt. Fatu counters a back drop attempt by driving Diesel face first into the canvas, but upon leaping off the top rope is met with a big boot to the face. Diesel knocks Samu off the apron and hits a power bomb on Fatu to retain the titles. (Diesel & Shawn Michaels defeated the Headshrinkers, 10:33, **1/4)

Backstage, Todd Pettengill is with Tamara and WWF Intercontinental Champion Rick Martel. Tamara tries to play it off that Scott Steiner made advances towards her, but as seen on RAW a couple of weeks ago, Martel sent her into the room. Martel thinks Steiner is an idiot for insulting such a beautiful woman and tonight a real king is going to take Steiner out. Martel showoffs his championship and says that is as close as Steiner will ever get to it.

Third Contest: Scott Steiner vs. Jerry Lawler: Lawler wasted no time in attacking Steiner as he was standing on the middle rope playing to the crowd. King hammers away on Steiner until his punch is blocked and Steiner hits a belly to belly suplex. That causes Lawler to beg off in the corner, but Steiner isn’t interested in hearing it. Steiner continues his offense with a clothesline and a side slam for a near fall. Lawler is able to cut Scott off with a jaw breaker and hits a neck breaker before choking Steiner on the canvas. Lawler nearly wins after hitting a middle rope fist drop, but Steiner pop his shoulder up at the count of two. Steiner counters a backdrop attempt with a double under hook power bomb and riles up the fans when he notices Tamara coming down the entrance way. Steiner is distracted when WWF Intercontinental Champion Rick Martel runs in with championship in hand. Steiner turns around and backdrops a charging Martel over the top to the floor. Moments later, Scott fights Lawler off and hits the Frankensteiner to win the match! (Scott Steiner defeated Jerry Lawler, 7:45, **) After the match, Steiner gets on the middle rope and taunts Martel by signaling that the WWF Intercontinental Championship will be coming around his waist!

Backstage, Todd Pettengill is with Bam-Bam Bigelow to talk about his upcoming match with Lex Luger. Bigelow doesn’t care that the fans have started to cheer him. He hasn’t changed who he is and he isn’t going to. He doesn’t like Lex Luger and is sick of Luger believing that he is the best wrestler going. Lex cost Bigelow the WWF World Championship a couple of months ago and tonight Luger will feel his fiery fury!

Fourth Contest: Lex Luger vs. Bam-Bam Bigelow: Luger tries to stall on the floor, but Bigelow grabs a hold of Luger and sends him into the guard railing and ring steps shoulder first before bringing the action to the ring. Bigelow hit a few falling head butts for a near fall. Luger begged off in the corner but fights back with a series of strikes and drops Bigelow with a running clothesline. Luger nearly wins the match after a power slam as Bigelow was coming off the ropes. Lex heads to the top rope but is cut off by Bigelow. Bam-Bam hooks Luger up and drives Lex down to the mat with a superplex! Late in the match, Bigelow hit a diving head butt off the top, but Luger managed to get his boot on the bottom rope. Bam-Bam argues with the referee and turns around to be met with a running forearm shot, the same forearm that Luger has screws in. Luger quickly covers Bigelow and wins the match. (Lex Luger defeated Bam-Bam Bigelow, 11:39, **) After the match, Luger leaves the ring pointing to his head taunting Bigelow saying he is smarter than Bigelow.

A video promoting SummerSlam ’94 from the United Center in Chicago, IL airs. The video promotes the WWF World Championship match between the Undertaker and King Yokozuna and the tag team match where the Mega Powers will collide against Dynasty members Ric Flair and the masked man!

Main Event: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage vs. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Norton: Savage and Norton kick off the tag match with Norton absorbing several blows by Savage only to cut him off with a huge spine buster to gain control. Scott drives his knees into Randy’s lower back and continued his powerful display of offense with a back breaker. Norton backed Savage into his corner and delivered a series of knee lifts before tagging in Jarrett, who was more than happy to take a series of cheap shots on a weaken Savage. Jarrett gets a near fall after a swinging neck breaker. Jarrett misses a middle rope first drop and Savage fights back with a back suplex and a vertical suplex. Hogan is asking for a tag and he gets it form Macho Man! Hogan enters and hammers away on Jarrett before hitting a scoop slam. Norton enters and clotheslines Hogan from behind, but is dropkicked to the floor by Savage, who continues to brawl with Norton. Flair tosses brass knuckles into the ring for Jarrett, but Hogan blocks the right hand and throws the knuckles down the entrance ramp. Hogan with right hands on Jarrett before delivering a big boot and a leg drop. On the pin, Hogan stares down a pissed off Flair, who after the count of three, enters the ring and attacks Hogan with right hands and chops. Norton has sent Savage into the ring post and enters to attack Hogan as well. Norton, Flair, the masked man and Jarrett are all having their way with Hogan. Flair has the figure four on Hogan as Norton delivers a big splash from the middle rope. Suddenly, the fans rise to their feet as MR. PERFECT runs down to the ring with a chair in hand and cleans house. Perfect hits all four men over the back with the chair and Savage rolls back into the ring to check on Hogan. Perfect is fired up while the Dynasty are on the floor stunned to see Perfect back in the WWF! (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeated Jeff Jarrett & Scott Norton, 14:26, ***)

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