In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The original concept was that, in months when the WWF was not holding one of its major PPV events (WrestleMania, King of the Ring, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble, which at the time ran for three hours and retailed for $29.95), they would offer a two-hour PPV, priced at $19.95. This concept was somewhat abandoned when World Championship Wrestling (WCW) began offering three-hour PPV events on a monthly basis, forcing the WWF to do the same.
The events were numbered, as In Your House #1, #2, and so on, until event specific subtitles were added, starting with #7 "Good Friends, Better Enemies" (referring to the main event of Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel), such as "It's Time" (Vader's catchphrase), "Buried Alive" (describing the main event match), "A Cold Day in Hell" (contrasting gimmicks of main eventers Steve Austin and The Undertaker), "Rock Bottom" (The Rock's finishing move and the decline of his opponent Mankind), "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (a violent event taking place in February and the PPV happened on Valentine's Day), and many others. Gradually the subtitles became main titles (whereas the PPV was not named In Your House: Fully Loaded but Fully Loaded: In Your House), until the regular named shows took over, with the current No Way Out, Backlash, Judgment Day, and Unforgiven stemming from them. This first of these, "Ground Zero: In Your House" was also the first In Your House PPV to be a three-hour event.
The WWF gave away a brand-new house in the Hunter's Creek subdivision area in Orlando, Florida on the first PPV to a randomly selected fan.
|1||Premiere||May 14 1995||Syracuse, New York||Onondaga War Memorial|
|2||The Lumberjacks||July 23 1995||Nashville, Tennessee||Nashville Municipal Auditorium|
|3||Triple Header||September 24 1995||Saginaw, Michigan||Saginaw Civic Center|
|4||Great White North||October 22 1995||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Winnipeg Arena|
|5||Season's Beatings||December 17 1995||Hershey, Pennsylvania||Hersheypark Arena|
|6||Rage in the Cage||February 18 1996||Louisville, Kentucky||Louisville Gardens|
|7||Good Friends, Better Enemies||April 28 1996||Omaha, Nebraska||Omaha Civic Auditorium|
|8||Beware of Dog||May 26 1996||Florence, South Carolina||Florence Civic Center|
|May 28 1996||North Charleston, South Carolina||North Charleston Coliseum|
|9||International Incident||July 21 1996||Vancouver, British Columbia||General Motors Place|
|10||Mind Games||September 22 1996||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||CoreStates Center|
|11||Buried Alive||October 20 1996||Indianapolis, Indiana||Market Square Arena|
|12||It's Time||December 15 1996||West Palm Beach, Florida||West Palm Beach Auditorium|
|13||Final Four||February 16 1997||Chattanooga, Tennessee||UTC Arena|
|14||Revenge of the 'Taker||April 20 1997||Rochester, New York||War Memorial Auditorium|
|15||A Cold Day in Hell||May 11 1997||Richmond, Virginia||Richmond Coliseum|
|16||Canadian Stampede||July 6 1997||Calgary, Alberta||Saddledome|
|17||Ground Zero||September 7 1997||Louisville, Kentucky||Louisville Gardens|
|18||Badd Blood||October 5 1997||St. Louis, Missouri||Kiel Center|
|19||D-Generation X||December 7 1997||Springfield, Massachusetts||Springfield Civic Center|
|20||No Way Out of Texas||February 15 1998||Houston, Texas||Compaq Center|
|21||Unforgiven||April 26 1998||Greensboro, North Carolina||Greensboro Coliseum|
|22||Over the Edge||May 31 1998||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Wisconsin Center Arena|
|23||Fully Loaded||July 26 1998||Fresno, California||Selland Arena|
|24||Breakdown||September 27 1998||Hamilton, Ontario||Copps Coliseum|
|25||Judgment Day||October 18 1998||Rosemont, Illinois||Rosemont Horizon|
|26||Rock Bottom||December 13 1998||Vancouver, British Columbia||General Motors Place|
|27||St. Valentine's Day Massacre||February 14 1999||Memphis, Tennessee||The Pyramid|
|28||Backlash: In Your House||April 25 1999||Providence, Rhode Island||Providence Civic Center|
In Your House 8: Beware of Dog originally took place on May 26 1996 from the Florence Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina. Due to a severe thunderstorm, the power went out before the Austin/Vega match and came back before the Michaels/Bulldog match. The televised event was rescheduled for May 28 1996 from the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina. Two matches televised from the May 26 event were shown again at the beginning of the rescheduled pay-per-view.
In Your House 12: It's Time took place on December 15 1996 at the West Palm Beach Auditorium in West Palm Beach, Florida. The show's name was taken from the catch phrase of Vader, who was scheduled to appear at the event, but was injured.