I decided a while back that I should review events I was actually at. This is the beginning of that series. The most prominent event I attended was a little thing you may have heard of. I don’t know. May have heard of it…
I not only was there, but I was front row. $8,200 for two tickets. Seated next to Los Lonely Boys (guests of Stone Cold). I’ll add this unique perspective throughout the event.
Out of the gate, the theme song is very early 2000 – screaming, murder vocals. The show opens with Harlem Boys Choir singing Flag America 9/11 Patriotism or some song. We were all into it back then and of course, we visited Ground Zero. It was boring. At the end of the boring kids’ song, we see a different Freedom Tower. By the way, if you want to see me, there’s a big red head guy front row and I’m the guy next to him. We were huge.
In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage is just after the Royal Rumble 1996. I also am watching an original recording of the PPV for this review, although it may not matter. The show, overall, was pretty dull but was definitely better than the previous few.
We actually begin with the Preview Channel’s preshow.
Todd Pettingill opens up on the Free For All coming through the front door and screaming. He tosses it to Vince and the King! They discuss the show and stuff. A video. Doc Hendrix interviews Bret Hart, who has a WWF belt with most of the fake gold worn off. He says “You can train in vain but I refuse to lose.” I have one: I admit I must shit.
I noticed that Madusa herself, Alundra Blayze was rumored to be going into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. If Vince McMahon can mend fences with Madusa, maybe he can mend fences with some others who could be great HOFers.
Wrestlemania 5 is the second in a row to be in a room with those strings of Christmas lights above it that had a missing light every three bulbs. We are talking about Trump Plaza. In the aftermath of the immense popularity of Mania 3, Vince milked Donald Trump for some of his tax schemed-cash and sold his biggest show of the year for two years.
Blood money from the Saudi’s isn’t a worry to Vince.
The news was the best from WWE in a while – finally, Randy “Macho Man” Savage would be going into the WWE Hall of Fame. Then, we immediately learned who would induct him – glory hog, Hulk Hogan. Total BS.
Wrestlemania 6 was one of my all-time favorite Wrestlemanias. It had a magnificent main event that was built up and hyped to perfection. It’s the wrestling fans equivalent of a perfect T-bone steak. I’m a vegetarian – but I’ll not be for a good T-bone!
So anyway, why would I want to review this event (the Vudu version)? It sucked ass.