In Your House 3
|In Your House 3|
|Tagline(s)||"3 Belts – One Match!"|
|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation|
|Date||September 24, 1995|
|Venue||Saginaw Civic Center|
|In Your House chronology|
In Your House 3 (retroactively titled In Your House 3: Triple Header) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which took place on September 24, 1995, at the Saginaw Civic Center in Saginaw, Michigan. The show was the third ever "In Your House" Pay-Per-View (PPV) show produced by the WWF, special events designed to be less costly than the WWF's "Big Five" annual PPVs. The main event of the show featured all three active championships in the WWF at the time being defended. The WWF World Heavyweight Champion Diesel teamed up with the WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels and were slated to take on the reigning WWF Tag Team Champions Yokozuna and Owen Hart in a match where the person who was pinned would lose the championship. As part of the storyline the WWF replaced Owen Hart with The British Bulldog, supposedly due to Hart's wife being in labor. In the end Owen Hart did appear at the show and was pinned to end the match, but since he was not deemed the legal man in the match, the next night on Raw, the WWF Tag Team Championship was awarded back to Hart and Yokozuna. The PPV portion of the show featured six matches in total and the WWF held four additional matches that were only seen by the people in the arena. With the launch of the WWE Network in 2014 the PPV portion of the show became available to subscribers to view on demand.
In Your House 3 featured professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that were played out on Monday Night Raw — the World Wrestling Federation's television programs. Wrestlers portrayed a villain or a hero as they followed a series of events that built tension, and culminated into a wrestling match or series of matches.
In the main event, three championships were on the line: Diesel's WWF World Heavyweight Championship, Shawn Michaels' WWF Intercontinental Championship, and Yokozuna and Owen Hart's WWF Tag Team Championship. If Diesel had been pinned, he would have lost the WWF World Heavyweight Championship and if Michaels had been pinned he would have lost the Intercontinental Championship. On the night of the show the WWF announced that The British Bulldog had to replace Owen Hart in the match, as Hart was with his wife at the hospital, as she was giving birth to their second child. Near the end of the match it was revealed that this was just a storyline as Owen Hart rushed to the ring in full wrestling gear and interfered in the match. Moments later Diesel pinned Owen Hart to win the match and supposedly win the tag team championship, but it was later announced that while Diesel and Michaels did win the match they did not win the tag team championship as Owen Hart was not the legal man in the match.
The following month's In Your House, In Your House 4 or October 22, 1995, saw Diesel successfully defend the WWF World Heavyweight Championship against the British Bulldog as they concluded the storyline feud between the two that had been building since the Bulldog turned on Diesel in August of that year. At the same show it was revealed that Shawn Michaels was unable to compete after being in a fight with a number of Marines and he had to forfeit the WWF Intercontinental Championship to Dean Douglas. Yokozuna and Owen Hart were given the tag team championship belts back after In Your House 3, but lost them to The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart Gunn) a short time later.
|1D||Fatu defeated Hunter Hearst-Helmsley||Singles match||Unknown|
|2||Savio Vega defeated Waylon Mercy||Singles match||07:06|
|3||Sycho Sid (with Ted DiBiase) defeated Henry O. Godwinn||Singles match||07:23|
|4||The British Bulldog defeated Bam Bam Bigelow||Singles match||12:00|
|5||Dean Douglas (with Bob Backlund) defeated Razor Ramon||Singles match||14:53|
|6||Bret Hart defeated Jean-Pierre Lafitte||Singles match||16:37|
|7||WWF Champion Diesel and Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Tag Team Champions Yokozuna and The British Bulldog (with Jim Cornette and Mr. Fuji)||Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship, WWF Intercontinental Championship and WWF Championship||15:42|
|8D||Goldust defeated Bob Holly||Singles match||Unknown|
|9D||Ahmed Johnson defeated Skip||Singles match||Unknown|
|10D||The Undertaker defeated King Mabel||Singles match||07:04|
- "Historical Cards: In Your House 3 (September 24, 1995. Saginaw, Michigan)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 150. 2007 Edition.
- "WWF In Your House 3: Triple Header". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
- "Live & Televised Entertainment of World Wrestling Entertainment". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
- "Historical Cards: In Your House 4 (October 22, 1995. Winnipeg, Manitoba)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 150. 2007 Edition.