The House Show 011 – WWF In Your House: Buried Alive

The House Show is back in a retro state of mind!

After last week’s current day review, The House Show goes all the way back to 1996 for the eleventh edition of the In Your House series. Buried Alive was held at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 20th in front of nearly 10,000 fans.

As the name implies the main event of this match will see either the Undertaker or Mankind buried alive inside of an open gravesite within the arena. A match which will see the debut of one of the “greatest” Superstars of all time.

The show opens hot with the reason you’re all here, headset issues! Heel Jim Ross has issues at the announce table and it affects the entire show. Which is a shame, because there’s a lot of talented Superstars on this card who deserved more attention. Heels wrestle against heels! Dogs and cats, living together!

We have many questions this episode. How awful do front row fans have to be before they’re kicked out? Does Mr Perfect keep women in his garage? How did Sid get over? Who thought heel JR would get over? And what is the proper method to shovel dirt into a grave?

Plus, Matty Treats and the Educator surprise Kevin with an intervention. His TikTok addiction is out of control. The co-hosts don’t hold back and it gets savage. Classy, bougie, ratchet. Sassy, moody, nasty.

Tonight’s matches include:

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley.

Owen Hart and the British Bulldog (WWF tag team champions) (with Clarence Mason) vs. The Smoking Gunns.

“The Wildman” Marc Mero (Intercontinental champion) (with Sable) vs. Goldust (with Marlena).

Sycho Sid vs. Vader (with Jim Cornette) in a #1 Contender match for the WWF title.

The Undertaker vs. Mankind (with Paul Bearer) in a Buried Alive match.

The Retro Network’s own Kevin Decent (@MaskedLibrary) along with his two best friends “Sweet” Matty Treats (@MattyTreats) and Matt “the Educator of Excellence” are revisiting the WWF’s In Your House pay per view events over the course of the worldwide quarantine. This trios team has been watching wrestling all their lives and debating the outcomes since high school. Join them each week for a new podcast and invite them in your house.

You can find Kevin on TikTok @MaskedLibrary

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Kevin has been writing for retro and geek themed sites for over 12 years. He specializes in comics, pro wrestling, and heavy metal. But if it falls under the geek and retro banner, he'll be there.