On this day in professional wrestling history (October 5th, 1997), a historical day for the WWF with both positive happenings and unfortunately some saddening news to begin this day.
On the afternoon of October 5th, Brian Pillman was found dead in his hotel room in Bloomington, Minnesota just hours before the Badd Blood PPV was to hit the air. Pillman was scheduled to battle Dude Love at the event.
But as the saying goes, the show must go on and go on it did. WWF presented Badd Blood: In Your House from the Kiel Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The show is most notoriously memorized for three things: 1.) The very 1st Hell in a Cell match in company history, 2.) The debut of Kane & 3.) It was the last event that Vince McMahon provided commentary for on a full-time basis.
Full results for Badd Blood: In Your House 1997:
- The Nation of Domination (D’Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa & Rocky Maivia) defeated The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) in a Handicap Match.
- Max Mini & Nova defeated Mosaic & Tarantula
- The Godwinns (Henry O. & Phineas I.) defeated The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) to win the WWF Tag Team Championships.
- Owen Hart defeated Faarooq to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- The Disciples of Apocalypse (8-Ball, Chainz, Crush & Skull) defeated Los Boricuas (Jesus Castillo Jr., Jose Estrada Jr., Miguel Perez Jr. & Savio Vega) in an Eight Man Tag Team Match.
- The British Bulldog & Bret “The Hitman” Hart defeated Vader & The Patriot in a Flag Match.
- Shawn Michaels defeated The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell Match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series.