Rebooking The WWF: IYH #5
WWF In Your House
From: Baltimore, MD
Announcers: Jim Ross & Bobby Heenan
Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to In Your House live from Baltimore, Maryland. Ross talks about how tonight we have three title matches and we have no idea who the challengers will be until moments before the match starts. Heenan believes that the champions are at a major disadvantage and we could see all the titles change hands tonight as a result. Ross hypes up the other matches which will see the Movement take on Marty Janentty and the Kamikaze Kid. Heenan tells Ross that the Movement will get past the speed bump tonight. Also, Lex Luger squares off in singles action against Diesel. Heenan as a smug look on his face when he tells Ross that there is a reason why Luger is called the Total Package. Ross sends it backstage to Todd Pettengill to find out the challenger for the WWF Intercontinental Championship, which is the first match of the evening.
Backstage, Todd Pettengil reveals to Jeff Jarrett, Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Bam-Bam Bigelow that the challenger for the WWF Intercontinental Championship will be Bam-Bam Bigelow as he earned 45% of the vote!
Opening Contest: WWF Intercontinental Champion Scott Steiner vs. Bam-Bam Bigelow: They started the match trading right hands until Bigelow stopped Steiner with an eye rake. Bigelow showcased his power hitting a gorilla press slam and hit a big splash in the corner for a near fall. Bigelow nailed Scott with a kick to the side of his head and planted Steiner with a single arm DDT but couldn’t get a three count. Steiner fought back with a belly to belly suplex and a double under hook back breaker for a near fall of his own. Steiner crotched Bigelow on the top rope and manages to hit a top rope hurricanrana but Bigelow kicks out at two on the cover attempt! Bigelow drives Steiner down with a side slam and leaps off the top but misses a diving head butt. Steiner impresses the fans by hitting a double under hook power bomb and is able to put Bigelow away. (Scott Steiner over Bam-Bam Bigelow, 10:23, ***1/4)
Backstage, Todd Pettengill interviews the Movement, Ron Simmons and Tatanka. Simmons tells Pettengill that himself and Tatanka are on a mission and that is to get the proper recognition and respect from their peers and it begins tonight against Marty Jannetty and the Kamikaze Kid. Tatanka tells Pettengill that with himself and Ron Simmons will not be held back anymore and the WWF will never be the same.
Second Contest: Ron Simmons & Tatanka vs. Marty Jannetty & The Kamikaze Kid: Tatanka and Kid kick off the match with Tatanka working over Kid with overhand strikes in the corner and hits a snap suplex followed by a knee drop. Tatanka hit a flapjack and tagged in Simmons who continued to overpower Kid in the corner with a series of shoulder rams and a running power slam for a near fall. Kid manages to avoid a backdrop by rolling over Ron’s back and hits a head scissors takedown. Kid leaps off the middle rope and hits a spinning heel kick before tagging in Janetty. Marty cleans house and dropkicks Tatanka off the apron. Jannetty hits a top rope cross body and nearly pins Simmons. Jannetty attempts a head scissors but Simmons holds on and Tatanka is able to drop Marty throat first across the top rope from the apron. Tatanka came back in and hit a top rope overhand chop for a near fall. Jannetty fights back with a dropkick and soon tags in Kid to hit a missile dropkick. Late in the match, Simmons is able to flip Marty over to avoid the Rocker Dropper and plants him with a spine buster for the victory. (Ron Simmons & Tatanka over the Kamikaze Kid & Marty Jannetty, 9:15, ***)
Backstage, Todd Pettengill interviews John Bradshaw. Bradshaw says that for weeks Lawler has tried to embarrass him but tonight it will bite him in the butt because he will embarrass the King when this redneck clotheslines Lawler’s head off his shoulders.
Third Contest: Jerry Lawler vs. John Bradshaw: Lawler tries to back away from Bradshaw but that doesn’t have much success as Bradshaw wastes no time hammering away on Lawler in the corner with a series of strikes and chops. Bradshaw sends Lawler into the ropes and sends the King to the floor following a big boot. Bradshaw goes to the floor to follow Lawler but is sent face first into the ring post by Lawler. Jerry gets a few shots in and attempts a piledriver on the floor, but Bradshaw counters with a backdrop and Lawler rolls back into the ring holding his back. Bradshaw pulls Lawler up to hit a fallaway slam for a near fall. Lawler fights back with a jaw breaker and a swinging neck breaker before hitting a middld rope fist drop for a two count. Lawler goes into his boot to get a chain and wraps it around his fist, but misses a wild right hand and spins around right into the lariat from Bradshaw which is good enough for the win! (John Bradshaw over Jerry Lawler, 6:37, **1/4)
Backstage, Todd Pettengill has three tag teams with him to reveal the challengers for the WWF World Tag Team Championships. The Quebecers, the Headshrinkers and Doink & Hughie standing in the scene as Pettengill prepares to reveal the voting. With over 60% of the votes, the tag team of Doink and Hughie will challenge the Smoking Gunns!
Fourth Contest: WWF World Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns vs. Doink & Hughie The Clown: Doink and Hughie attacked the champs on the aisle way to kick off the title match. Hughie and Billy kick off the match with Hughie using his size advantage to hit a snap power slam and a middle rope leg drop for a near fall. Hughie side slams Billy and goes to the top to hit a top rope elbow drop for a near fall. Billy is able to avoid a big splash in the corner and tags in Bart who hammers away on Hughie and hit a delayed vertical suplex. Doink came off the top rope looking to hit a cross body but is caught in midair and Bart hit a big power slam. Bart heads to the top rope and hit a top rope clothesline on Hughie but wasn’t able to get a three count. Hughie rams Bart into his corner and tags in Doink who slaps Bart several times in the corner and hits a swinging neck breaker for a two count. Doink spikes Bart with a piledriver but still can’t get a win. Bart manages to fight back with a gut wrench suplex and tagged in Billy who was on fire cleaning house on the heels. Billy nearly pins Doink following a Fame-Asser. Billy sidesteps Hughie and sends him over the top to the floor. Bart enters the ring and the Gunns hits the Sidewinder on Doink to the win the match. (The Smoking Gunns over Doink & Hughie The Clown, 9:37, **1/2)
Backstage, Todd Pettengill is with Lex Luger for an interview. Luger tells Pettengill that tonight he takes on a giant of man, but no matter how tall Diesel is, he doesn’t have anywhere near the talent of the Total Package. Luger puts over his body and the fact he won the WWF World Championship, which is something Diesel will never attain in his career. Luger tells Pettegill that the Diesel truck comes to a halt tonight.
Fifth Contest: Lex Luger vs. Diesel: Early on, Diesel works over Luger in the corner with knee lifts and back elbow strikes in the corner. Diesel attempts a running big boot in the corner but Luger moves and Diesel is stuck over the top rope as Luger pummels Diesel over the back with forearm shots and hits a back suplex for a near fall. Luger drives Diesel to the canvas with a side slam and a back breaker but can’t get a three count on Diesel. Luger runs into a big boot and Diesel hit a swinging side slam for a two count. Diesel works over Lex in the corner with several strikes and hits a big boot in the corner. Diesel attempts a choke slam but Luger counters with a low blow and the referee calls for the bell. (Diesel over Lex Luger by DQ, 7:13, *1/2) After the match, Luger comes off the ropes and hits Diesel with a running forearm to the back of the head to knock Diesel out. Lex taunts the fans before leaving the ring with his arms raised.
Backstage, Todd Pettengill is with the Undertaker, Bret Hart and the British Bulldog to reveal who will challenge for the WWF World Championship. Pettengill reveals that with 55% of the vote, Bret Hart will challenge King Yokozuna!
Main Event: WWF World Champion King Yokozuna vs. Bret Hart: Bret opens the match working over Yoko with several right hands but Yoko shoves Bret away. Yoko stops Bret with a throat thrust and hit a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Yoko attempts a leg drop but Bret rolls out of the way and quickly goes to work on Yoko with several strikes. Bret grabs a kneeling Yoko and hit the champ with a DDT and goes to the middle rope where Bret waits for Yokozuna to get up and hits a middle rope bulldog for a near fall. Bret attempts the Sharpshooter but Yoko kicks Bret chest first into a corner and gets to his feet to hit a urinage for a two count. Yoko comes off the ropes and is able to hit a leg drop on Hart for a near fall. Yoko sends Hart into a corner and hits a running splash in the corner and Hart stumbles out and crashes to the canvas. Yoko pulls Hart to the corner and goes to the middle rope and hits the Bonzai Drop for a dominating victory. (King Yokozuna over Bret Hart, 8:15, **) After the match, King Yokozuna is given the WWF World Championship and taunts the fans as Bret is checked on by officials to end the pay per view.
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31-year old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Longtime fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Vikings. Avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on the old school wrestling.
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