Who doesn’t love a really good ‘bad gimmick?’ It’s sorta like passing by a car crash and admiring it from a far. I am not sure this gimmick was so bad that it was good, but looking back on Xanta Klaus (The evil wrestling version of Santa Claus) it certainly was bad. Today on the blog, we examine how the gimmick came to be and why it didn’t last all that long. Continue reading
Today we bring you a special bonus edition of The Way We Was because twenty years ago this past Sunday a WWF superstar found himself buried alive at In Your House 11. As if that wasn’t cause enough for a bonus post, Buried Alive also provided plenty of other noteworthy happenings too… Continue reading
With Owen Hart being one of this blog’s favourite wrestlers and the impending release of a WWE DVD set on him, we’ve turned this week into a sort of ‘Owen Hart week’ on here. On the back of last week’s ‘Top Five Owen Hart Moments’ pieces, we look at one of the best matches he was involved in: the main event of the 16th In Your House event, The Canadian Stampede. Continue reading
Ah, 1995, what a year that was in wrestling. 20 years ago yesterday the WWF held the second ‘In Your House’ titled the Lumberjacks. Ahead of that anniversary, and as part of the Wrestling 20 Years Ago podcast, Craig reviews the show. Continue reading
Inspired by our own Jamie Lithgow suggesting that this match featuring both Sid and Ahmed Johnson was good, I felt it had to be the latest bout given the ‘Matches from History‘ treatment. Continue reading
It’s been a while since this blog featured a ‘Match from History‘ and what a bout to return with: Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart from In Your House 6: Rage in a Cage. This excellent match took place the month before Michaels would battle then WWF Champion Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart in a 60-minute Iron Man match at Wrestlemania XII.
Can it really be 20 years since WWE debuted In Your House events? Yes, yes it can. On May 14 1995, Onondaga War Memorial, Syracuse, New York hosted In Your House 1 to a crowd of some 7,000 fans. But was it any good? Not to put too fine a point on it, no it wasn’t. Continue reading