In Your House 11: Buried Alive
Arnold Furious: This was released after the Survivor Series show that it preceded, so this is before Bret Hart returned and still during Shawn Michaels’ WWF title run. And yet he’s not on the show either, demoted to a live title defence against Goldust for the paying local rubes (with Goldust doing bizarre double duty where he challenges for both WWF and IC title in the same night). The PPV audience have to make do with a bizarre gimmick match between Mick Foley’s Mankind and the Undertaker. The winner being the man to bury his opponent alive. We’re in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. JR is having microphone problems as part of his “Evil JR” heel turn angle. Incidentally, the WWF had started doing preview pieces before the shows and this one is terrific. Mainly because Mick Foley was a great promo guy and Undertaker knew his character inside out.