A Hart's Revenge
By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM!
As they say in the biz, the show must go on and so it did tonight as
Boy Toy Shawn Michaels put up the WWF World Title he never really won fairly
against former Ultimate Fighting champion, Ken Shamrock at WWF In Your
House: D Generation X.
A show that saw the first ever WWF Light Heavyweight champion crowned.
A show that saw a Toughman boxer and a wrestler put the crowd to sleep.
A show that saw a pathetic Dustin Rhodes (Goldust) further embarrass himself
as he read from Dr. Suess.
And a show that saw the Hart family gain a measure of revenge (albeit
scripted) on the Boy Toy.
On the last WWF pay-per-view (the Survivor Series) the world watched as Bret
Hit Man Hart was robbed of the World Title not by a wrestler but by WWF
owner: Vince McMahon calling for the bell to be rung. The verbal pissing
match between the two parties has trailed off but the WWF has capitalized on
the Hit Man's departure as a hinge to hang its storylines upon. In Your
House: D Generation X continued that trend.
His good pals Chyna and Hunter Hearst-Helmsley getting him disqualified so
he could retain the title, Shawn Michaels was blindsided by the Hit Man's
brother, Owen Hart. As the Boy Toy stood somewhat victorious, a street
clothed, unshaven Owen kneed The Heartbreak Kid in the back sending him over
the top rope and face-first into an announcing table. The announcers selling
the attack describing Owen as "mentally unsound", Bret's younger sibling
pounced on a bloody Michaels delivering machine gun punches to the noggin.
Chyna and Triple H came to the rescue and Owen beat a hasty retreat into the
crowd where fans congratulated him.
A clear attempt to groom Owen as the next challenger, the WWF can't overlook
a re-match for a burned Ken Shamrock or the fact that Michaels hasn't
defended his WWF European Title belt in the thirty day time limit as stated
in the WWF rule book. Repetitious outside interference courtesy of D
Generation X hangers-on Chyna and Triple H cost The World's Most Dangerous
Man a world title reign.
Prior to Owen's Pearl Harbor job, Shamrock had caught Michaels as he tried
to land his trademarked Sweet Chin Music finishing maneuver switching it
into a spine-cracking belly-to-belly suplex. The batteries ripped out of the
Boy Toy, Shamrock curled Michaels into his leg-lock submission hold of which
the WWF champ submitted to previously on Monday Night Raw. Triple H and
Chyna seeing their meal ticket torn in half rushed into the ring, beat on
Shamrock and threw him over the top rope to guarantee the
The next WWF pay-per-view is The Royal Rumble on January 18th,
WWF In Your House : D Generation X results
Brian Christopher Vs Taka Michinoku (WWF Light Heavyweight Title Match)
: Jerry Lawler utters the hilarious...If Taka loses another pound we'll have
to file a missing person's report.
: At four minutes in Christopher bangs his mouth on a steel ring railing
causing his mouth to dribble blood.
: Christopher misses the Tennessee Jam and a quick thinking Michinoku lands
the Michinoku Driver.
Winner: ...and first-ever WWF Light Heavyweight Champ...Taka Michinoku at
12 minutes even
Los Boricuas Versus D.O.A.
: Crush is announced as injured so the match will be a six man tag instead
of an eight man tag.
: Miguel crashes heavily outside the ring, feigns a leg injury so Savio Vega
can take his place on the team. The ref rules against it.
: As the ref is distracted, a now healthy Miguel splatters Skull with a
standing moonsault rolling another Boricua on top for the pin.
Winners: At 7 minutes and 58 seconds, Los Boricuas
Marvelous Marc Mero Vs Butterbean (Boxing Match)
: Boring the audience half to death (after all these years don't these guys
realize boxer versus wrestler matches don't work) Mero and Butterbean trade
shots with Mero cheap shooting Butterbean as the bell rings to end the
: During round four Mero is knocked to the canvass. Angered, he kicks
Butterbean in the lower abdomen then beats him silly with a wooden stool.
Winner: Via disqualification...Butterbean at 10 minutes and 20 seconds
: Goldust (accompanied by Luna Vachon
) comes out and reads Dr. Suess' Green
Eggs And Ham alternating between his normal speaking voice and a stereotyped
gay lilt. Luna ends our suffering by dragging Goldust to the back with a
chain that is attached to his neck.
The Road Warriors (challengers) Vs Bad Ass and Road Dog (champions) (WWF
World Tag Title Match)
: Someone holds up a sign saying...L.O.D is O.L.D.
: Road Dog and Bad Ass kill mucho time running away from the ring until Hawk
and Animal drag them in.
: At 5:38, Hawk is clobbered with a Styrofoam cooler to the head. Owie!
That's gotta hurt so bad.
: As the Warriors prepare to launch The Doomsday Device, Henry O. Godwinn
nails Animal with a steel bucket. Hawk goes mental and beans everyone
disqualifying his team.
Winners: ...and still WWF World Tag Team Champions...Bad Ass Billy Gunn
and Road Dog at 10 minutes and 32 seconds
Triple H Vs Sgt. Slaughter (Boot Camp Match)
: Slaughter calls Triple H a puke during his interview.
: Someone holds up a sign saying...Who booked this?
: Slaughter takes command early on whipping, beating and choking Triple H
with his rider's crop.
: At 8:57, Chyna slips Triple H a chain which he uses to pound on Slaughter.
: Slaughter locks on The Cobra Clutch at 14:09 but Chyna interferes and
rakes his eyes. The Sarge fires back by throwing powder in her eyes.
: At 15:49, The Cobra Clutch is again locked on but Chyna hoofs Slaughter
between the legs and Triple H Pedigrees him on a steel chair.
Winner: At 12 minutes and 39 seconds, Triple H
Jeff Jarrett Vs The Undertaker
: Jeff Jarrett's entrance music has a voiced-over ring introduction done by
: At 5:14, the lights go out and Kane comes down to ringside. Jarrett
encourages Kane to punk The Undertaker. Annoyed, Kane chokeslams Jarrett
then slaps The Undertaker.
: The match is called because of Kane attacking Jarrett. Jarrett tries to
put The Undertaker in the Figure Four but is slammed again.
Winner: Via disqualification, Jeff Jarrett at 8 minutes and 40 seconds
: For all you who've been holding your breath, Mark Henry announces in an
interview that he will be returning to the ring in a few short weeks.
Stone Cold (champion) Vs Rocky Maivia (challenger) (Intercontinental
: Austin drives his pick-up truck to the ring.
: The Nation pounds on Austin before the bell rings.
: Austin hurls D-Lo onto the windshield of his truck and Stone Cold stuns
him on the roof. Kama takes out Faarooq accidentally with a steel chair then
misses Austin and ploughs into the truck. The Nation is down.
: At 5:04, Austin mistakenly Stuns the referee. Maivia pulled out a pair of
brass knuckles. Austin dodges the punch and Stuns Maivia.
Winner: ...and still WWF Intercontinental Champion...Steve Austin at 5
minutes and 28 seconds
Ken Shamrock (challenger) vs Shawn Michaels (champion) (WWF World
Heavyweight Title Match)
Winner: Ken Shamrock via disqualification at 18 minutes and 27 seconds.
According to the WWF rules, a championship belt can't change hands
on a DQ, therefore, Shawn Michaels retains the title belt
Total event time: 2 hours and 52 minutes