D-Generation X: In Your House
|D-Generation X: In Your House|
Promotional poster featuring Shawn Michaels
|Tagline(s)||Attitude Is Everything|
|"Break It Down" by The DX Band|
|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation|
|Date||December 7, 1997|
|Venue||Springfield Civic Center|
|In Your House chronology|
D-Generation X: In Your House (also spelled as Degeneration X: In Your House) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and presented by Milton Bradley's Karate Fighters. It took place on December 7, 1997, at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Notably featured was the first match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock (then Rocky Maivia) at a pay-per-view.
The main feud heading into D-Generation X: In Your House was between Shawn Michaels and Ken Shamrock over the WWF Championship. The feud started after Bret Hart left the WWF to join rival company World Championship Wrestling after the infamous "Montreal Screwjob" incident at Survivor Series. Shamrock, who returned from an injury that was caused by the Nation of Domination in September, was the number one contender for Michaels' WWF 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.
The secondary rivalry that took place was between Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock 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
The tournament to determine the inaugural WWF Light Heavyweight Champion was held between November 3 and December 7, 1997. The tournament brackets were:
(Raw is War)
(Raw is War)
(In Your House: D-Generation X)
|November 10||Taka Michinoku||Pin|
|December 7||Taka Michinoku||Pin|
|November 111||Eric Shelley||Pin|
|November 252||Scott Taylor||Forf3|
|November 24||Brian Christopher||Pin|
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.
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