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 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.

Background[edit]

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[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
(Raw is War)
Semifinals
(Raw is War)
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 to determine the inaugural WWF Light Heavyweight Champion 12:00
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 by disqualification "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 12:39
6 Jeff Jarrett defeated The Undertaker by disqualification Singles match 08:40
7 Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) defeated Rocky Maivia (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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