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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.

Background

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:

  Quarterfinals
(RAW is WAR)
Semifinals
(RAW is WAR)
Finals
(In Your House: D-Generation X)
                           
  Nov. 3  Águila Pin  
Hershey, Pennsylvania  Super Loco   5:12    
  Nov. 25  Águila Pin  
  Roanoke, Virginia  Taka Michinoku   6:19    
Nov. 10  Taka Michinoku Pin
  Ottawa  Devon Storm 5:00  
    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
  Roanoke  Brian Christopher  
Nov. 24  Brian Christopher Pin
  Fayetteville, North Carolina  Flash Flanagan 3:30  

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Referees

See also

DVD & Video Releases

External links

In Your House
1: Premiere2: The Lumberjacks3: Triple Header4: Great White North5: Season's Beatings6: Rage in the Cage7: Good Friends, Better Enemies8: Beware of Dog9: International Incident10: Mind Games11: Buried Alive12: It's Time13: The Final Four14: Revenge of the 'Taker15: A Cold Day in Hell16: Canadian Stampede17: Ground Zero18: Badd Blood19: D-Generation X20: No Way Out of Texas21: Unforgiven22: Over the Edge23: Fully Loaded24: Breakdown25: Judgment Day26: Rock Bottom27: St. Valentine's Day Massacre28: Backlash
1997 World Wrestling Federation pay-per-views
Royal RumbleThe Final FourWrestleManiaRevenge of the 'TakerA Cold Day in HellCanadian StampedeKing of the RingSummerSlamGround ZeroOne Night OnlyBadd BloodSurvivor SeriesD-Generation X
1998 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views
Royal RumbleNo Way Out Of TexasWrestleManiaMayhem in ManchesterUnforgivenOver the EdgeKing of the RingFully LoadedSummerSlamBreakdownJudgment DaySurvivor SeriesCapital CarnageRock Bottom