25 years ago today, on 14 May 1995, WWF held their first ever In Your House PPV from Syracuse, New York. These events were typically aired in the months that WWF was not holding one of its major pay-per-views, and this particular show was the first in a series of 27.
Notable matches on the card included Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler and The Smoking Gunns vs. Owen Hart and Yokozuna, in which the latter retained the WWF Tag Team Championship. The main event match was Diesel vs. Sycho Sid for the WWF Championship, in which Diesel would retain due to disqualification.
The event also inspired the computer game WWF in Your House. It was released for the Playstation and Sega Saturn in 1996 and unusually, was more comparable to a fighting game than your typical wrestling game. Check out the video below for a dose of nostalgia!
In Your House was eventually axed in 1999 to allow the company to install permanent branding to each of their monthly pay-per-views, however, just yesterday WWE announced that they will revive the event for their NXT brand, which will be aired next month on 7 June.
I came across a video on YouTube about WWF's Invasion angle in 2001 and the build heading into the PPV itself, which led me to give it a rewatch on the Network.
I loved it all... As a fan who watched WWF exclusively at that time and at just the right age it was easy for me to be fully invested and watch the WWF go over the Alliance so comfortably! Of course, looking back I can see plenty of faults (lack of big stars from WCW, making DDP into a sexual predator both come to mind) but the entire period is incredibly nostalgic for me overall ❤️
What are your thoughts? Best/worst moments?
Get involved with our Indiegogo and receive entry to the secret contributors area! Meet Tom Smith, walk his dog Winston and pick up items to use in-ring! Can you guess which influential wrestlers inspired this room?
Happy birthday to one of the greatest technical wrestlers of our time, William Regal!
Have you got a favourite Regal match, promo or moment? This is hard to beat as far as entrance videos go 😂
Brass Town Wrestling has reached over 100 sales on Steam! It's an important milestone for us, so we made a framed disc to celebrate. This game has been six years in the making - from working on it flat out to putting it on the shelf for months at a time, it's been a real labour of love and we are immensely proud to see people enjoying it!
If you haven't tried the game, head over to our Steam store to download the free demo or the full game at a reduced price - the offer ends in just over three hours.
Our Indiegogo campaign will be running until Wednsday 27th May, in which we're raising money to add another five expansions to the game, all with different themes. Perks start from £1 all the way up to £200 and include the opportunity to design the champion of an expansion of your choosing!
Thanks for the support,
Mauro and Emma
20 years ago today, on 30th April 2000, WWF televised Backlash from the MCI Center in Washington, DC.
This PPV followed Wrestlemania 2000 and was the second event in the Backlash chronology. There were nine bouts on the card, with matches featuring the likes of Kurt Angle, Big Show, Edge and Christian and D-Generation X. Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho by disqualification to retain the Intercontinental Championship, and Eddie Guerrero defended and retained the European Championship in a match with Essa Rios.
The main event was The Rock vs. Triple H with Shane McMahon as the special guest referee for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. The Rock retained the title after Austin, in his first PPV appearance since Survivor Series 1999, interfered in the match by attacking Triple H, Patterson, Briscoe, Shane and Vince McMahon with a steel chair. Check out the video for a legendary Austin pop ❤️
A new patch is now available on Steam. Patch will be updated on Itch.io and GameJolt by the weekend.
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to report any bugs or share your feedback.
We would like to announce that our new Indiegogo campaign to fund a further five expansions is now live! We're raising money in the hope of making the game deeper and more expansive than ever.
Follow the link above for more information.
Just a reminder that if you have already supported Brass Town Wrestling by buying the game on Steam, Itch.io or GameJolt since general release on 30/01/2020, we’d like to give something back. Send us a screenshot or photo clearly showing the game in your library to email@example.com, and we will send you a link to a hidden perk in the campaign. If you pledge £1, you will get your name featured in the credits and also receive your very own code to unlock the secret supporters area! Here, you will receive your very own dog named Winston who will follow you as you adventure around Brass Town, as well as a Union Jack Flag and Dynamite special item!
Patch 1.1 is also available now on Steam. We have added a new image for each of the 33 possible game endings and 33 corresponding Steam achievements should you complete the game! Other fixes:
Finally, visit Brass Town Wrestling on Steam from 18:00 GMT tonight for the opportunity to get 15% off!
Thanks for the support,
We've been made aware of a couple of bugs during matches; we believe these have been caused by a recent patch. Apologies to anyone these problems have inconvenienced - we're working on it and the issues will be rectified by Monday at the latest.
As always, feel free to get in touch with any feedback!