In the next edition of the Old School Review, we shall be going back to the first of the annual February pay-per-view events. This event was at the height of The New Generation, but at the time when the WWE was under considerable competition from WCW. There were truly a mixed bag of superstars, but new stars were on the brink of emerging. The memory of this event isn’t the best, I remember buying the VHS from eBay but don’t think it has ever been watched. The go-home pay-per-view for WrestleMania XII, here is the next edition of the…
Old School Review: In Your House 6 – Rage in the Cage
The show opens with Sunny on the beach in her bikini, before focusing on the mindset if a champion and former champion but also the anger of another man. Tonight, should see these issues resolved inside the cage. We then go to ringside with our commentators for the evening Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler. They talk about some of the matches which will be seen throughout the night before we head up to the ring for the first match of the evening.
Crybaby Match: Razor Ramon vs. The 1-2-3 Kid (w/ Ted DiBiase)
Razor makes his way to the ring first, as a few clips are shown of the buildup for this match. The Kid and DiBiase then make their way to the ring, and the match gets underway with Razor being the dominant competitor. The Kid is able to gain some momentum after DiBiase throws baby powder in Razor’s face. A series of endurance moves are utilized to ground Razor. Eventually, Razor picks up the win following a Razor’s Edge and places The Kid inside the diaper before powdering him a little bit to the amusement of Vince McMahon and those in attendance. After the match, The Kid starts crying after he realises he is wearing a diaper. This was a good match, but cannot help but think it was quite constricted and held back and could have delivered so much more with the right pace.
Match Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars
Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Elizabeth Hilden) vs. Duke Droese
Helmsley makes his way to the ring first to almost no reaction as we are shown a couple of clips highlighting the buildup to their match. Droese is then interviewed by Todd Pettingell briefly before making his way to the ring quickly. He begins to aggressively take down Helmsley, but not a lot happens in this match and it is really not entertaining in the slightest. Eventually, Helmsley picks up the win after he nails Droese with a trash can lid. Utterly awful match, really bad.
Match Rating: 0.5 out of 5.0 Stars