10 Best WWE In Your House PPV Matches Ever
Will any of the NXT TakeOver: In Your House matches break into the top 10?!
Outside of a 2013 DVD release spotlighting the event's best matches, WWE left the In Your House name down in the catacombs for more than two decades. Though the title doesn't carry anywhere near the same weight as a WrestleMania or a SummerSlam, In Your House was a nice "light snack" between the heavier fare - B-level pay-per-views that keep the stories chugging ahead, helping WWE fill out the calendar by ensuring one special event per month.
While some In Your Houses are best left packed away for good (the October 1995 event, 1997's IYH: D-Generation X, etc), others provided the world with classic bouts - usually involving either Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels, both show-savers (or show-saviors) in the New Generation era. From the event's inception in May 1995 until the final In Your House in February 1999 (by which point the name was long relegated to a faint secondary title), the event left its mark in WWE lore.
As we anticipate the restoration of the name for the forthcoming NXT TakeOver, let's look back at the ten best matches in In Your House history.
Honorable Mentions: Bret Hart vs. Hakushi (In Your House 1), Shawn Michaels vs. Owen Hart (In Your House 6), The Undertaker vs. Mankind (Buried Alive), Taka Michinoku vs. The Great Sasuke (Canadian Stampede)
10. Steve Austin Vs. Savio Vega (In Your House 8: Beware of Dog)
As violent as a bloodless match could get. Austin and Vega whipped each other into thin slices in this hard-hitting "Caribbean strap match", which was easily Austin's greatest WWF match prior to him setting his sights on Bret Hart later that year.
The pre-match stipulation was that if Austin lost, his manager, Ted DiBiase, had to depart the WWF, and sure enough, Vega won the bitter struggle. But without DiBiase in his corner, Austin starting speaking for himself and...well, you know what happened from there.