Worst house show
By Scott Keith on 11th December 2022
So this was inducted because of how terrible it is. Could you please review it?
Beyond this, what's the worst house show you've seen or reviewed?
I mean, obviously most of my house show experience comes from WWF/WWE shows because they're the only ones who ran Western Canada in the 80s. If we're counting stuff like Al Tomko's All Star Wrestling, I got a HORRENDOUS show at my school gym one year with World Champion Michelle Starr on top, but even then it was still pretty cool to have wrestling close up like that so I wasn't complaining.
For mainline WWF shows I remember, the one that struck me as particularly bad at the time was in 1990, with a Rockers v. Orient Express match that ended up as Marty Jannetty & Shane Douglas v. Akio Sato & Mr. Fuji and left me wondering why they even bothered. I also remember a 1995 house show in Edmonton during the Dieselmania era where business was so down that they had to move to the Agricom next to the arena because they couldn't sell enough tickets to justify running the main building. I think it was Diesel and Sid in some form in the main event and it was BAD. They mostly rebounded with some really good shows by the Attitude Era but that one sticks out to me.