In Your House

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This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view series. For the video game named after this series, see WWF in Your House. For the song by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds.
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In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) (now known as the WWE), active in the latter half of the 1990s. The original concept was that, in months when the WWF was not holding one of its major PPV events (WrestleMania, King of the Ring, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble, which at the time ran for three hours and retailed for $29.95), they would offer a two-hour PPV, priced at $14.95. The price was raised to $19.95 starting in December 1995 with In Your House 5: Season's Beatings. The WWF did this in response to a move by competitor World Championship Wrestling (WCW) to increase their annual pay-per-view events (in 1995, WCW held 9 PPV events; in 1996, 10 and finally started airing monthly events in 1997). Notwithstanding the addition of more WWF events, WCW's events regularly ran between 2.5–3 hours. Starting in September 1997, the WWF expanded all of its In Your House events three hours, thus matching the runtime of its major PPV events.

The WWF retired the In Your House branding for its monthly pay-per-views following April 1999's Backlash: In Your House event, as the company moved to install permanent names for each of its monthly events.

History[edit]

The events were numbered, as In Your House #1, #2, and so on, until event specific subtitles were added at a later date with the #1 Premier, #2 The Lumberjacks, #3 Triple Header, also locations #4 Great White North, and time of year #5 Seasons Beatings and officially starting tag lines with #7 "Good Friends, Better Enemies" (referring to the main event of Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel), "It's Time" (Vader's catchphrase), "Buried Alive" (describing the main event match), "A Cold Day in Hell" (contrasting characters of main eventers Steve Austin and The Undertaker), "Rock Bottom" (The Rock's finishing move and the decline of his opponent Mankind), "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (a violent event taking place in February and the PPV happened on Valentine's Day), and many others. Gradually the subtitles became main titles (whereas the PPV was not named In Your House: Fully Loaded but Fully Loaded: In Your House), until regular named shows such as No Way Out, Backlash, and Judgment Day took over. The first of these, "Ground Zero: In Your House" was also the first In Your House PPV to be a three-hour event.

The WWF gave away a brand-new house in the Hunter's Creek subdivision area in Orlando, Florida on the first PPV to a randomly selected fan.

Dates and venues[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main Event
1 In Your House 1 May 14, 1995 Syracuse, New York Onondaga War Memorial Diesel (c) vs. Sycho Sid for the WWF Championship
2 In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks July 23, 1995 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium Diesel (c) vs. Sycho Sid for the WWF Championship in a Lumberjack match
3 In Your House 3: Triple Header September 24, 1995 Saginaw, Michigan Saginaw Civic Center Diesel and Shawn Michaels vs. Yokozuna and The British Bulldog for the WWF Tag Team Championship, WWF Championship and WWF Intercontinental Championship in a Triple Header Match all titles up for grabs.
4 In Your House 4: Great White North October 22, 1995 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Arena The British Bulldog vs. Diesel (c) for the WWF Championship
5 In Your House 5: Seasons Beatings December 17, 1995 Hershey, Pennsylvania Hersheypark Arena Bret Hart (c) vs. The British Bulldog for the WWF Championship
6 In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage February 18, 1996 Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Gardens Bret Hart (c) vs. Diesel in a Steel Cage match for the WWF Championship
7 In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies April 28, 1996 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Diesel in a No Holds Barred match for the WWF Championship
8 In Your House 8: Beware of Dog May 26, 1996 Florence, South Carolina Florence Civic Center Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog for the WWF Championship
May 28, 1996 North Charleston, South Carolina North Charleston Coliseum Goldust (c) vs. The Undertaker in a Casket match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship
9 In Your House 9: International Incident July 21, 1996 Vancouver, British Columbia General Motors Place Camp Cornette (Vader, Owen Hart, and The British Bulldog) vs. The People's Posse (Shawn Michaels, Sycho Sid, and Ahmed Johnson)
10 In Your House 10: Mind Games September 22, 1996 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CoreStates Center Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Mankind for the WWF Championship
11 In Your House 11: Buried Alive October 20, 1996 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena The Undertaker vs. Mankind in the first Buried Alive match
12 In Your House 12: It's Time December 15, 1996 West Palm Beach, Florida West Palm Beach Auditorium Sycho Sid (c) vs. Bret Hart for the WWF Championship
13 In Your House 13: Final Four February 16, 1997 Chattanooga, Tennessee UTC Arena Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin vs. Vader vs. The Undertaker in a Four Corners Elimination match for the vacant WWF Championship
14 In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker April 20, 1997 Rochester, New York War Memorial Auditorium Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
15 In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell May 11, 1997 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum The Undertaker vs. Steve Austin for the WWF Championship
16 In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede July 6, 1997 Calgary, Alberta Saddledome The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, and Brian Pillman) vs. Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock, Goldust, and The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal)
17 Ground Zero: In Your House September 7, 1997 Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Gardens Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
18 Badd Blood: In Your House October 5, 1997 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Center Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker in the first Hell in a Cell match to earn a WWF Championship match at Survivor Series
19 D-Generation X: In Your House December 7, 1997 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center Ken Shamrock vs. Shawn Michaels (c) for the WWF Championship
20 No Way Out of Texas: In Your House February 15, 1998 Houston, Texas Compaq Center Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack, and Chainsaw Charlie vs. Triple H, Savio Vega, and The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) Non-Sanctioned Eight-Man Tag Match
21 Unforgiven: In Your House April 26, 1998 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum Dude Love vs.Steve Austin (c) for the WWF Championship
22 Over the Edge: In Your House May 31, 1998 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Wisconsin Center Arena Steve Austin (c) vs. Dude Love in a No Disqualification falls count anywhere match for the WWF Championship, with Vince McMahon as special guest referee
23 Fully Loaded: In Your House July 26, 1998 Fresno, California Selland Arena The Rock (c) vs. Triple H in a Two out of three falls match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship
The Undertaker and Steve Austin vs. Kane and Mankind (cs) for the WWF Tag Team Championship
24 Breakdown: In Your House September 27, 1998 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum The Undertaker vs. Kane vs.Steve Austin (c) in a Triple Threat match for the WWF Championship where Undertaker and Kane can not pin each other
25 Judgment Day: In Your House October 18, 1998 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon Kane vs. The Undertaker (with Steve Austin as special guest referee) for the vacant WWF Championship and if Austin does not decide a winner, he is fired
26 Rock Bottom: In Your House December 13, 1998 Vancouver, British Columbia General Motors Place Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker in a Buried Alive match to earn a spot in the Royal Rumble match
27 St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House February 14, 1999 Memphis, Tennessee The Pyramid The Rock vs. Mankind (c) in a Last Man Standing match for the WWF Championship
Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon in a Steel Cage match to earn a WWF Championship match at WrestleMania XV
28 Backlash: In Your House April 25, 1999 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center Steve Austin(c) vs. The Rock in a No Holds Barred match for the WWF Championship with Shane McMahon as the Special Guest Referee and if Austin touches Shane McMahon one time, he will be disqualified and the championship is awarded to The Rock

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