WWE In Your House 1 Review
May 14th believe it or not is a very prominent day in WWE history. WWE began airing PPV’s monthly rather than quarterly. With the business on uneven ground, there was a need to increase the companies revenue hence the development of the In Your House concept. And here we are, 21 years later from this inaugural event so it only seems fitting in the OSR we look back at In Your House 1. An event whether you thought it or not at the time actually changed the scope of the business considerably going forward.
The opening promo is based around this being the inaugural In Your House event, before the various feuds for the evening are previewed. In a surprising moment, all of the feuds for the evening are previewed in the opening clip with equal amounts of time being given to each. We then go inside the Oncenter in Syracuse, New York with our commentators for the evening Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix who briefly preview the competition taking place for viewers tonight before we then head up to the ring for the first match of the evening.
Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. Hakushi (w/ Shinja)
Hakushi makes his way to the ring first as a video clip showing the history between the pair before we cut to Todd Pettingell with Bret Hart who cuts a brief promo on both Hakushi and Jerry Lawler before dedicating his match to his mom, Helen. He then makes his way to the ring to a very good reaction. The match gets underway with Hakushi dominating Bret with a series of methodical and endurance moves. After several minutes of Hakushi being in control, Bret is able to mount a comeback and take it to Hakushi with a variety of moves before taking out Shinja as he attempts to get involved. The match is basic, but there are some impressive spots from both men. Bret is eventually able to pick up the win following a victory roll before he seemingly injures his knee whilst exiting the ring.
Winner: Bret Hart
Match Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars
Handicap Match: Jeff Jarrett and The Roadie vs. Razor Ramon
All of the competitors make their way to the ring as an emphasis is put on it being the first PPV handicap match in WWE history as The 1-2-3 Kid is on the phone talking to Vince McMahon about this evening and how he is looking forward to getting his hands on Jeff Jarrett. Jeff is briefly able to have the dominence thanks to a distraction from The Roadie but it doesn’t last long as Razor soon fights back. Between Jeff and The Roadie, they are able to have the dominance over Razor. Eventually, Razor is able to pick up the win in an average match which is only slightly memorable for the debut of Savio Vega.
Winner: Razor Ramon
Match Rating: 1.0 out of 5.0 Stars
We go backstage to Jerry Lawler arguing about his match with WWE President Jack Tunney before a promo is shown highlight Sid and what he is capable of. Slightly bizarre promo, really is.