On Wednesday morning’s episode of WWE The Bump, NXT General Manager William Regal mentioned that Triple H and Shawn Michaels would have a huge announcement on that evening’s episode of NXT on the USA Network. During the broadcast, both members of D-Generation X were joined by a third DX alumn in Road Dogg, to reveal that NXT was returning with a new installment in the NXT TakeOver series, with NXT TakeOver: In Your House on Sunday, June 7.
Do you mind if we crash at your place…
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 14, 2020
It marks NXT’s first TakeOver event since February’s NXT TakeOver: Portland that saw NXT Champion Adam Cole defend his title against Tomasso Ciampa. The last planned NXT TakeOver was the canceled NXT TakeOver: Tampa, which failed to materialize to the events of the COVID pandemic. No matches have been announced from the June 7 event.
The event also marks the return of a nostalgic name from WWE’s history. In Your House was the original name of the WWF pay-per-view series (outside of the Big Four – Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series), debuting with the first one on March 14, 1995, that saw Diesel (Kevin Nash) defend his WWF World Heavyweight Championship against Sid Vicious. The final In Your House was St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: In Your House on February 14, 1999 which saw “Stone Cold” Steve Austin defeat Mr. McMahon in a Steel Cage Match. Following that year’s WrestleMania XV, the next PPV would be Backlash, abandoning the In Your House branding.
It’s interesting to see WWE bring back the In Your House name, as the last time it was in the news was when WWE sent a cease-and-desist to indie promotion Freelance Wrestling, IWTV, and Pro Wrestling Tees early into the COVID-19 pandemic over an empty arena show originally called In Our Warehouse that used a tributary logo to the classic WWF name.
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