1997 WWE PPV Results

1997 - The Year of the Montreal Screwjob

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Steve Austin's Career Almost Ended at SummerSlam '97. Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images

1997 saw WWE fight back against the whipping they were getting from World Championship Wrestling by launching the Attitude Era.  Leading the charge of this new era were Steve Austin and D-Generation XBret Hart didn't care for the direction the company and the country were going in and started a wrestling war between Canadian and American wrestling fans.  This issue culminated with The Montreal Screwjob.

 

Royal Rumble - Alamo Dome; San Antonio, TX 1/19/1997

  • La Parkita & Mascarita Sagrada beat Mini Vader & Mini Mankind
  • Intercontinental Title: Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley beat Goldust
  • Ahmed Johnson beat Faarooq by DQ
  • Vader beat The Undertaker
  • Hector Garza, Perro Aguayo, & Canek beat Jerry Estrada, Fuerza Guerrera, & Heavy Metal
  • WWE Championship: Shawn Michaels regained the title from Sid
  • Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble. He was eliminated but the refs didn't see it and he threw out Bret Hart who thought he had won the match.

In Your House: Final Four - UTC Arena; Chattanooga, TN 2/16/1997

  • Marc Mero beat Leif Cassidy
  • The Nation of Domination beat Flash Funk, Goldust & Bart Gunn
  • Intercontinental Championship: Champion Rocky Maivia beat Hunter Hearst Helmsley
  • World Tag Team Championship: Phil Lafon & Doug Furnas beat Champions Owen Hart & British Bulldog by DQ
  • Four Way Elimination Match for Vacant WWE Championship: Bret Hart beat Steve Austin, Vader & Undertaker to win the title

    WrestleMania 13 - Rosemont Horizon; Chicago, IL 3/23/1997

    • Four Team Elimination Match: The Headbangers beat The Blackjacks, The Godwinns, & Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon
    • Intercontinental Championship: Champion Rocky Maivia beat The Sultan
    • Hunter Hearst Helmsley beat Goldust
    • World Tag Team Championship: Champions Owen Hart & The British Bulldog fought Mankind & Vader to a double-count out
    • Submission Match: Bret Hart beat Steve Austin when special ref Ken Shamrock stopped the match
    • Chicago Street Fight: The Road Warriors & Ahmed Johnson beat The Nation of Domination
    • WWE Championship: Undertaker won the title from Sid

    In Your House: Revenge of the Taker - War Memorial Auditorium; Rochester, NY 4/20/1997

    • World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors beat Champions Owen Hart & The British Bulldog by DQ
    • Jesse James beat Rockabilly
    • WWE Championship: Champion Undertaker beat Mankind
    • Intercontinental Championship: Savio Vega beat Champion Rocky Maivia by count out
    • Steve Austin beat Bret Hart by DQ

    In Your House: A Cold Day in Hell - Coliseum; Richmond, VA 5/11/1997

    • Hunter Hearst Helmsley beat Flash Funk
    • Mankind beat Rocky Maivia
    • Gauntlet Match: Ahmed Johnson beat Crush, then Savio Vega by DQ, but lost to Faarooq. If Ahmed had won, the Nation of Domination would have been forced to disband.
    • Ken Shamrock beat Vader
    • WWE Championship: Champion Undertaker beat Steve Austin

    King of The Ring - Providence Civic Center; Providence, RI 6/8/1997

    • Semi-Final: Hunter Hearst Helmsley beat Ahmed Johnson
    • Semi-Final: Mankind beat Jerry Lawler
    • Goldust beat Crush
    • Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart, & Davey Boy Smith beat The Road Warriors & Sid
    • Final: Hunter Hearst Helmsley beat Mankind to win the tournament
    • Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels fought to a no contest
    • WWE Championship: Champion Undertaker beat Faarooq

    In Your House: Canadian Stampede - Saddle Dome; Calgary, Alberta 7/9/1997

    • Mankind & Hunter Hearst Helmsley fought to a double-DQ
    • The Great Sasuke beat Taka Michinoku
    • WWE Championship: Champion Undertaker beat Vader
    • The Hart Foundation beat Steve Austin, Goldust, Ken Shamrock & The Road Warriors

    SummerSlam - Continental Airlines Arena; East Rutherford, NJ 8/3/1997

    • Cage Match: Mankind beat Hunter Hearst Helmsley
    • Loser Must Wear a Dress: Goldust beat Brian Pillman
    • European Championship: Champion Davey Boy Smith beat Ken Shamrock by DQ
    • Los Boricuas beat The Disciples of Apocalypse
    • Intercontinental Championship: Steve Austin won the title from Owen Hart in a match where if he lost he'd have to kiss Owen's backside. At the end of the match, Steve Austin suffered a horrific neck injury that caused his career to be shortened.
    • WWE Championship Match featuring Shawn Michaels as Special Guest Referee: Bret Hart beat Undertaker

    In Your House: Ground Zero - Louisville Gardens; Louisville, KY 9/7/1997

    • Brian Pillman beat Goldust to win the services of Marlena for 30 days
    • Brian Christopher beat Scott Putski when the match was stopped due to a legit knee injury
    • Triple Threat Match: Savio Vega beat Crush and Faarooq
    • Max Mini beat El Torito
    • Four Way Elimination Match for Vacant World Tag Team Championship:  The Headbangers beat The Road Warriors, The Godwinns, and Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith to win the titles
    • WWE Championship: Champion Bret Hart beat The Patriot
    • The Undertaker & Shawn Michaels fought to a no-contest

    In Your House: Bad Blood - Kiel Center; St. Louis, MO 10/5/1997

    • Prior to the start of the show, Vince McMahon announced that Brian Pillman had passed away.
    • Rocky Maivia, D-Lo Brown, & Kama Mustafa beat The Road Warriors
    • Nova & Max Mini beat Tarantula & Mosiac
    • World Tag Team Championship: The Godwinns won the titles from The Headbangers
    • Tournament Final for the Vacant Intercontinental Championship:  Owen Hart beat Faarooq to win the title
    • Chainz & 8-Ball beat Savio Vega & Miguel Perez Jr.
    • Flag Match: Bret Hart & Davey Boy Smith beat Vader & The Patriot
    • Hell in a Cell Match: Shawn Michaels beat The Undertaker.  This match featured the debut appearance of Kane.

    Survivor Series - Molson Centre; Montreal, Quebec 11/9/1997

    • The Godwinns, Billy Gunn & Jesse James beat The Headbangers & The Blackjacks
    • The Truth Commission beat The Disciples of the Apocalypse
    • Davey Boy Smith, Jim Neidhart, Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon beat Goldust, Marc Mero, Vader & Steve Blackman
    • The Road Warriors, Ahmed Johnson, & Ken Shamrock beat The Nation of Domination
    • Kane beat Mankind
    • Intercontinental Championship: Steve Austin regained the title from Owen Hart
    • WWE Championship: Shawn Michaels beat Bret Hart via submission to win the title in the most controversial match in wrestling history that has been dubbed The Montreal Screwjob

    In Your House: D-Generation X - Civic Center; Springfield, MA 12/7/1997

    • Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final: Taka Michinoku beat Brian Christopher to become the first champion
    • Los Boricuas beat The Disciples of Apocalypse
    • Tough Man Match: Butterbean beat Marc Mero
    • World Tag Team Championship: Champions Jesse James & Billy Gunn beat The Road Warriors by DQ
    • Boot Camp Match: Triple H beat Sgt. Slaughter
    • Jeff Jarrett beat Undertaker by DQ
    • Intercontinental Championship: Champion Steve Austin beat The Rock
    • WWE Championship: Ken Shamrock beat Champion Shawn Michaels by DQ

    Sources Used Include: Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac, wwe.com, onlineworldofwrestling.com, and thehistoryofwwe.com