In Your House 4

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In Your House 4
In Your House 4 Video Cover.jpg
VHS cover featuring Diesel and The British Bulldog
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Date October 22, 1995[1]
Attendance 10,339
Venue Winnipeg Arena[1]
City Winnipeg, Manitoba[1]
Pay-per-view chronology
In Your House 3 In Your House 4 Survivor Series (1995)
In Your House chronology
In Your House 3 In Your House 4 In Your House 5

In Your House 4 (retroactively titled In Your House 4: Great White North)[2] was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which took place on October 22, 1995, at the Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba It was the fourth pay-per-view of the In Your House series and the first WWF pay-per-view to take place in Canada since WrestleMania VI in 1990. Seven professional wrestling matches were featured on the PPV portion of the show and four additional matches were held exclusively for the people in attendance at the Winnipeg Arena. The main event of the show featured WWF World Heavyweight Champion Diesel defending the championship against The British Bulldog. The show was supposed to feature Shawn Michaels defending the WWF Intercontinental Championship against Dean Douglas but Michaels was physically not able to compete on the show and had to forfeit the championship. In its place Douglas defended, and lost the Intercontinental Championship against Razor Ramon. With the launch of the WWE Network in 2014, this show became available on demand, but does not include the dark matches held before and after the main show.

Background[edit]

The professional wrestling matches at In Your House 4 featured professional wrestlers performing as characters in scripted events pre-determined by the hosting promotion, World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Storylines between the characters played out on WWF's primary television programs, Monday Night Raw.[3][4]

On August 21, 1995 WWF Champion Diesel teamed up with Davey Boy Smith to take on the team known as Men on a Mission (King Mabel and Sir Mo) in the main event of the WWF's Monday Night Raw show. Up until that day Davey Boy Smith had always been a face in the WWF, but turned on Diesel that night, attacking him and then leaving him alone to fight off King Mabel and Sir Mo. The storyline was picked up against at In Your House 3 when The British Bulldog (Smith was billed exclusively as the British Bulldog by then) teamed up with Yokozuna to take on Diesel and Shawn Michaels in the main event.[5] On September 25 the British Bulldog lost a match to the Undertaker by disqualification as he kept attacking his opponent, which led to Diesel running to the ring to chase the British Bulldog off. Two weeks later the Bulldog pinned Diesel during a six-man tag team match, earing a title match in the process. In the weeks leading up to In Your House 4 the WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels had been targeted by the heel Dean Douglas, who claimed to be both intellectually and physically superior to Michaels. In the days before the In Your House show Shawn Michaels was beaten up by a number of Marines outside of a bar, which meant that he was unable to compete at the In Your House show against Dean Douglas.

Event[edit]

In the third match of the night the reigning WWF Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart Gunn) successfully defended the championship against the team of The 1-2-3 Kid and Razor Ramon when the Kid and Ramon were not able to work together as a cohesive unit. Following the match the 1-2-3 Kid turned on his partner, finally taking the next step in the storyline between the two. The fourth match of the night was the debut of Dustin Rhodes in the WWF and the first time the audience saw the Goldust character live and not via pre-taped segments. On the night Goldust defeated Marty Jannetty. The sixth match was supposed to feature Shawn Michaels defend the Intercontinental championship against Dean Douglas, but when Michaels was unable to compete Douglas won the match and the championship by forfeit. Afterwards it was announced that while he won the championship without a match he would have to defend the championship in a surprise match against Razor Ramon. Playing up the storyline that Dean Douglas was not prepared for Razor Ramon, Ramon defeated Douglas to win the championship, making Douglas the shortest reigning Intercontinental champion, with his reign only lasting the length of the match. Bret Hart joined the commentary team for the main event between Diesel and the British Bulldog to push the fact that Bret Hart was next in line for the championship. In the end Bret Hart ended up hitting the British Bulldog, causing the champion to be disqualified, losing the match but not the title. Afterwards Diesel attacked Bret in retaliation for costing Diesel the match.

Aftermath[edit]

Bret Hart ended up defeating Diesel to win the WWF Championship a month later in the main event of the 1995 Survivor Series. The title loss let to Diesel's character gaining more of an edge and attitude, making him something between a face and a heel. After his disqualification victory over Diesel the British Bulldog got the first title match against the new champion, losing to Bret Hart at In Your House 5.[6] After his brief run with the Intercontinental championship Dean Douglas was moved out of the championship picture, relegating him to mid-card storylines before he left the WWF by the end of 1995.

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[1]
1D Bob Holly defeated Rad Radford Singles match Unknown
2 Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Fatu Singles match 08:06
3 The Smoking Gunns (Billy Gunn and Bart Gunn) (c) defeated The 1-2-3 Kid and Razor Ramon Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 12:46
4 Goldust defeated Marty Jannetty Singles match 11:15
5 Yokozuna (with Jim Cornette and Mr. Fuji) vs. King Mabel (with Sir Mo) ended in a double countout Singles match 05:12
6 Razor Ramon defeated Dean Douglas (c) Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 11:01
7 The British Bulldog defeated Diesel (c) by disqualification Singles match for the WWF Championship 18:14
8D Henry O. Godwinn defeated Sycho Sid Singles match Unknown
9D Bret Hart defeated Isaac Yankem, DDS Singles match 14:10
10D Owen Hart and Yokozuna defeated Savio Vega and Bam Bam Bigelow Tag team match Unknown
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Historical Cards: In Your House 4 (October 22, 1995. Winnipeg, Manitoba)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts (Kappa Publications). p. 150. 2007 Edition. 
  2. ^ "WWF In Your House 4: Great White North". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Historical Cards: In Your House 3 (September 24, 1995. Saginaw, Michigan)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts (Kappa Publications). p. 150. 2007 Edition. 
  6. ^ "Historical Cards: In Your House 5 (December 12, 1995. Hershey, Pennsylvania)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts (Kappa Publications). p. 150. 2007 Edition.