The House Show Bonus Episode – Battle Royal at the Albert Hall

A special bonus episode of The House Show presented as part of The Retro Network’s birthday celebration!

How did we decide to review this event outside of our usual series? This came from a listener request! None of us had ever watched this event before and were looking forward to seeing something old but brand new to us.

This event took place October 3, 1991 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England in front of 5,000 fans. This is a few years before WWF In Your House began so there is plenty of talent seen here that we have not had the occasion to discuss. The Battle Royal was just added to the WWE Network in February 2018 and previous to that was a difficult event to find on VHS. Trust us. This is on the WWE Network but it’s a bit difficult to find. Type in Albert Hall and that will help.

Your hosts start by throwing love and praise on your announcers for this evening: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby “the Brain” Heenan. Were the Nasty Boys good? Who is the real world’s champion? Why didn’t Tito Santana change his trunks? How is a wrestler “fat” and fast? We point out the differences in the ring between now and then. Why do we keep looking at the Texas Tornado’s feet? The Undertaker has one of his greatest ring entrances of all time. Why do some of these guys look so big? Allegedly. All of these questions plus match break downs, side tangents, and witty banter.

Tonight’s match card:

The Nasty Boys (with Jimmy Hart) vs. The Rockers.

Ric Flair vs. Tito Santana.

Earthquake (with Jimmy Hart) vs. Big Boss Man.

The Mountie (with Jimmy Hart) vs Texas Tornado.

The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) vs. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.

The Legion of Doom (WWF Tag Team Champions) vs. Power and Glory.

The British Bulldog vs. The Barbarian.

20 Man Over the Top Rope Battle Royal participants include:

Texas Tornado, Typhoon, Earthquake, Tito Santana, the Mountie, Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty, Barbarian, Big Boss Man, Hercules, Paul Roma, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Jerry Saggs, Brian Knobs, Ric Flair, Hawk, Animal, British Bulldog, Undertaker, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Plus a special appearance by a WWF legend!

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 and every week and invite them in your house.

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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.