In 1993, Vince McMahon expanded by adding King of the Ring, the 5th “major”, as it were. In the years that followed, whether it was in response to the growing popularity of the competition in WCW or just as an experiment to try to earn more money, Vince added “In Your House”. Originally designed as a shorter, cheaper PPV, the In Your House series would be the ‘minor’ spectacles to fill the monthly gaps between larger events.
For our next Lessons from the Network, we take a trip to the IYH event from December of 1997. WCW has taken over the lead in the Monday Night Wars, and at this point, WWE is on the ropes. This is also the first PPV after Survivor Series ‘97, also known as the Montreal Screwjob. On the cusp of the Attitude Era, we now sit under the learning tree known as Degeneration X: In Your House.