On this week’s episode of The Pro Wrasslin’ Reflection
Podcast episode 36… We review the WWF In Your House May 14, 1995!
The Professor” Chabelo Vera Cruz, Mr. Wonderful Tommy Wonder and Mr. Gimmick Travis Voeltz relive this classic WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Event!
In Your House was a pay-per-view (PPV) series created by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) that aired from May 1995 to April 1999.
The original concept was that, in months when the WWF was not holding one of its major PPV events (WrestleMania, King of the Ring, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble, which at the time ran for three hours and retailed for $29.95), they would offer a two-hour PPV, priced at US$14.95. The price was raised to $19.95 starting in December 1995 with In Your House 5. The WWF did this in response to a move by competitor World Championship Wrestling (WCW) to increase their annual pay-per-view events (in 1995, WCW held 9 PPV events; in 1996, 10 and finally started airing monthly events in 1997). Notwithstanding the addition of more WWF events, WCW's events regularly ran between 2.5–3 hours. Starting in September 1997, the WWF expanded all of its In Your House events to three hours, thus matching the runtime of its major PPV events.
The WWF retired the In Your House branding for its monthly pay-per-views following April 1999's Backlash: In Your House event, as the company moved to install permanent names for each of its monthly events. The similar branding of this series was then used for the NXT TakeOver series in 2014.
The WWF Championship would never change hands at any event in the In Your House series. A new champion was crowned only once, in a four corners elimination match for the vacant title at February 1997's In Your House 13: Final Four; Shawn Michaels was forced to relinquish the championship due to injury three days earlier, turning what was originally a number one contender's match into a title match.
Name of the event: WWF In Your House
Promotion: World Wrestling Federation
Type: Pay Per View
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA
Arena: Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Attendance: ca. 7.000
Broadcast type: Live
Broadcast date: May 14, 1995
Commentary by: Vince McMahon & Dok Hendrix
PPV buyrate (relative): 0.83
Bob Holly vs. Jean-Pierre LaFitte
Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Tatanka (w/Ted DiBiase)
Kama (w/Ted DiBiase) vs. The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer)
Dark King Of The Ring 1995 Qualifying Match
Owen Hart (w/Jim Cornette & Mr. Fuji) vs. The British Bulldog
Bret Hart vs. Hakushi (w/Shinja)
Two On One Handicap Match
Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie vs. Razor Ramon
King Of The Ring 1995 Qualifying Match
Adam Bomb vs. Mabel (w/Mo)
WWF World Tag Team Title Match
Camp Cornette (Owen Hart & Yokozuna) (w/Jim Cornette & Mr. Fuji) (c) vs. The Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn)
Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler
WWF World Heavyweight Title Match
Diesel (c) vs. Sid (w/Ted DiBiase)