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In Your House Breakdown #3: D-Generation X (12/7/97)

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Buy rates, locations, match lists, preludes, results, aftermaths and attendance numbers are all things you can look forward to in this pay-per-view breakdown series. This time around, we take a look at In D-Generation X: In Your House. So, sit back, relax, get ready to (S*CK IT!!!!) and relive this event like never before…

Location:

Springfield Civic Center, Massachusetts

Buy Rate:

0.44 or 146,000 buys

Live Attendance:

6,358

Tagline: Attitude Is Everything

Main Event Prelude: Still a slightly fresh new face in the World Wrestling Federation, “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock was finally gained his WWF Championship opportunity after Bret “Hitman” Hart and the WWF parted ways in November of 1997. With the WWF‘s ‘bully stopper’ free of keeping the Hart Foundation and others in check, he was now able to set his sights on the biggest bully (and Degenerate) in the company, The WWF Champion “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. D-Generation X had nearly humiliated everyone who had crossed their path and by December of 1997, D-Generation X: In Your House, Shamrock would be their next hurdle.

Dark Match(s):

N/A

Event Match Card:

Brian Christopher Vs. Taka Michinoku (Singles match for the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship)

Los Boricuas w/ Savio Vega Vs. The Disciples of Apocalypse (Six-man tag team match)

Marc Mero Vs. Butterbean (‘Toughman” match)

The Legion of Doom Vs. The New Age Outlaws (Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship)

Triple H w/Chyna Vs. Sgt. Slaughter (Boot camp match)

The Undertaker Vs. Jeff Jarrett (Singles match)

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin Vs. Rocky Maivia w/The Nation of Domination (Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship)

“The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels w/Triple H Vs. Ken Shamrock (Singles match for the WWF Championship)

Results:

  • Taka Michinoku defeated Brian Christopher (12:00)
  • Los Boricuas w/Savio Vega defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse (7:58)
  • Butterbean defeated Marc Mero (10:20)
  • The New Age Outlaws defeated The Legion of Doom (10:32)
  • Triple H w/Chyna defeated Sgt. Slaughter (12:39)
  • Jeff Jarrett defeated The Undertaker (8:40)
  • “Stone Cold” Steve Austin defeated Rocky Maivia w/The Nation of Domination (5:28)
  • Ken Shamrock fought Shawn Michaels w/Triple H to a draw (18:27)

The Main Event Aftermath: Ken Shamrock would go on to have a lengthy fued with the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Rocky Maivia. He would also win the 1998 King of the Ring tournament in June of that year. The match at In Your House may have ended in a draw, yet it had to be Shamrock who befitted more with it all said and done. From December 1997 through the better part of 1998, Shamrock was noted as a major player and asset of the WWF.

In 1998, Shawn Michaels suffered a legitimate back injury and was forced to retire after his Wrestlemania XIV match for the WWF Championship against “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. He would later make non-wrestling appearances and become the WWF Commissioner, joining Vince McMahon’s Corporation and becoming a villain. He would disappear from the wrestling scene until early 2000, announcing himself  as the special guest referee for The Rock and Triple H’s Iron Man match.

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