This Day In History (September 27th): Breakdown: In Your House

On this day in professional wrestling history (September 27th, 1998) the WWF presented Breakdown: In Your House from the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Sunday Night Heat Results:

  • Golga defeated Mosh
  • The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff Hardy) defeated Kaientai (Men’s Teioh & Funaki)
  • 8-Ball & Skull defeated Billy Gunn in a Handicap Match

Main PPV Results

  • Owen Hart defeated Edge
  • Al Snow & Scorpio defeated Too Much (Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor)
  • Marc Mero defeated Droz
  • Bradshaw defeated Vader in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
  • D’Lo Brown defeated Gangrel
  • The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock & Mankind in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match to become #1 Contender for the WWF Championship.
  • Val Venis defeated Dustin Runnels
  • D-Generation X (Billy Gunn, Road Dogg & X-Pac) defeated Jeff Jarrett & Southern Justice (Mark Canterbury & Dennis Knight)
  • The Undertaker & Kane defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Triple Threat Match for the WWF Championship.

The Undertaker & Kane were prohibited from pinning each other, which essentially made this a Handicap Match.  The Undertaker & Kane simultaneously pinned Austin which drew a lot of confusion.  Vince McMahon came to ringside and stole Austin’s personalized Smoking Skull championship with Austin in full pursuit, McMahon told Austin that he was no longer the champion & the title was his.

In the post-Breakdown Monday Night Raw, McMahon was to hold a ceremony announcing the new champion between either The Undertaker or Kane.  But Austin had other ideas which led to one of the most infamous moments in Monday Night Raw history, driving a Zamboni to the ring and preceded to pummel McMahon until police officers arrested him.

Still, no champion was announced and because The Undertaker & Kane failed to defend McMahon from Austin, as a punishment McMahon announced that at the next PPV Judgment Day: In Your House.  The Undertaker would battle Kane with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee.