D-Generation X: In Your House

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D-Generation X: In Your House
IYH19.jpg
Promotional poster featuring Shawn Michaels
Tagline(s) Attitude Is Everything
Theme
song
(s)
"Break It Down" by The DX Band
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Sponsor(s) Milton Bradley
Date December 7, 1997[1][2]
Attendance 6,358[1][2]
Venue Springfield Civic Center[1][2]
City Springfield, Massachusetts[1][2]
Pay-per-view chronology
Survivor Series (1997) D-Generation X: In Your House Royal Rumble (1998)
In Your House chronology
Badd Blood: In Your House D-Generation X: In Your House No Way Out of Texas: In Your House

D-Generation X: In Your House (also spelled as Degeneration X: In Your House) was the nineteenth In Your House professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on December 7, 1997, at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

In the main event, Ken Shamrock defeated Shawn Michaels by disqualification in a match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship; Michaels thus retained his title. Notable matches on the undercard included Stone Cold Steve Austin defeating The Rock to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship, The New Age Outlaws defeating the Legion of Doom by disqualification to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship, and Sgt. Slaughter coming out of retirement to lose a Boot Camp match to Triple H.

Background[edit]

The main feud heading into D-Generation X: In Your House was between Shawn Michaels and Ken Shamrock over the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. The feud started after Bret Hart left the WWF to join rival company World Championship Wrestling after the infamous "Montreal Screwjob" at Survivor Series. Shamrock, who returned from an injury, which had been caused by the Nation of Domination in September, was the number one contender for Michaels' WWF World Heavyweight Championship. On the December 1 episode of Raw is War, Michaels taunted Shamrock, saying that he would not be able to break Michaels' ankle (a reference to Shamrock's signature ankle lock). Later on that night, Michaels and his D-Generation X teammates, Chyna and Triple H, humiliated and assaulted Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, until Shamrock and WWF commissioner Sgt. Slaughter saved Neidhart, with Shamrock locking in the Ankle Lock on Michaels and Sgt. Slaughter locking the Cobra Clutch on Triple H. Slaughter then challenged Triple H to a Boot Camp match, which he accepted.

Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock feuded over the WWF Intercontinental Championship. On the November 17 episode of Raw is War, The Rock stole Austin's Intercontinental Championship after Austin took a beating at the hands of The Rock's Nation of Domination stablemates. In the weeks preceding D-Generation X: In Your House, The Rock taunted Austin, declaring himself the "best damn Intercontinental Champion ever".

WWF Light Heavyweight Championship tournament[edit]

The tournament to determine the inaugural WWF Light Heavyweight Champion was held between November 3 and December 7, 1997. The tournament brackets were:

Quarterfinals
(WWE Raw)
Semifinals
(WWE Raw)
Finals
(In Your House: D-Generation X)
                 
November 3 Águila Pin
Hershey Super Loco 05:12
November 252 Águila Pin
Roanoke Taka Michinoku 06:19
November 10 Taka Michinoku Pin
Ottawa Devon Storm 05:00
December 7 Taka Michinoku Pin
Springfield Brian Christopher 12:00
November 111 Eric Shelley Pin
Cornwall Scott Taylor 05:27
November 252 Scott Taylor Forf3
Roanoke Brian Christopher
November 24 Brian Christopher Pin
Fayetteville Flash Flanagan 03:30

Notes:
1 This match aired on November 17.
2 These matches aired on December 1.
3 Christopher won by forfeit after Kane chokeslammed Taylor before Christopher made his way to the ring, leaving Taylor unable to compete.

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[1][2][3]
1 Taka Michinoku defeated Brian Christopher Singles match for the inaugural WWF Light Heavyweight Championship 12:02
2 Los Boricuas (Miguel Pérez Jr., Jesús Castillo Jr. and Jose Estrada Jr.) (with Savio Vega) defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse (Chainz, Skull, and 8-Ball) Six-man tag team match 07:58
3 Butterbean defeated Marc Mero "Toughman match" 10:20
4 The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) (c) defeated The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) by disqualification. Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 10:32
5 Triple H (with Chyna) defeated Sgt. Slaughter Boot Camp match 17:39
6 Jeff Jarrett defeated The Undertaker by disqualification Singles match 06:54
7 Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) defeated The Rock (with D'Lo Brown, Faarooq and Kama Mustafa) Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 05:28
8 Ken Shamrock defeated Shawn Michaels (c) (with Triple H and Chyna) by disqualification Singles match for the WWF Championship 18:27
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 2: WWF 1990 - 1999. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ASIN B00RWUNSRS. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Historical Cards: D-Generation-X In Your House (December 7, 1997. St. Louis, Missouri)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 154. 2007 Edition. 
  3. ^ Powell, John (December 8, 1997). "A Hart's Revenge". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 

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