D-Generation X: In Your House was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) that 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.
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
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)
|Hershey, Pennsylvania||Super Loco||5:12|
|Roanoke, Virginia||Taka Michinoku||6:19|
|Nov. 10||Taka Michinoku||Pin|
|Dec 7||Taka Michinoku||Pin|
|Springfield, Massachusetts||Brian Christopher||12:00|
|Nov. 11||Eric Shelley||Pin|
|Cornwall, Ontario||Scott Taylor||5:27|
|Nov. 25||Scott Taylor||Forf|
|Nov. 24||Brian Christopher||Pin|
|Fayetteville, North Carolina||Flash Flanagan||3:30|
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Taka Michinoku defeated Brian Christopher to win the vacant WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (12:02)
- Los Boricuas (Miguel Pérez, Jr., Jesus Castillo, Jr., and Jose Estrada, Jr.) (w/ Savio Vega defeated the Disciples of Apocalypse (Chainz, Skull, and 8-Ball) (7:57)
- Butterbean defeated Marc Mero in a "Toughman match" (4th round- 0:10)
- The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) defeated The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship (10:33)
- Triple H (w/ Chyna) defeated Sgt. Slaughter in a Boot Camp match (17:39)
- Jeff Jarrett defeated The Undertaker by disqualification (6:56)
- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin defeated The Rock to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship (5:37)
- Ken Shamrock defeated WWF Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Chyna) by disqualification (18:29)
Other on-screen talent
DVD & Video Releases
|1997 World Wrestling Federation pay-per-views|
|Royal Rumble • The Final Four • WrestleMania • Revenge of the 'Taker • A Cold Day in Hell • Canadian Stampede • King of the Ring • SummerSlam • Ground Zero • One Night Only • Badd Blood • Survivor Series • D-Generation X|
|1998 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views|
|Royal Rumble • No Way Out Of Texas • WrestleMania • Mayhem in Manchester • Unforgiven • Over the Edge • King of the Ring • Fully Loaded • SummerSlam • Breakdown • Judgment Day • Survivor Series • Capital Carnage • Rock Bottom|