Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 7): Steve Austin vs The Rock

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On December 7, 1997, at the Civic Center, WWE hosted ‘D-Generation X: In Your House’. The event featured the finals for the first WWF Light Heavyweight Championship of the modern era and marked the return of Owen Hart after the Montreal Screwjob. However, the event is most historically notable for the first singles match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock on Pay-Per-View. Austin successfully retained his championship in this iconic match-up, despite The Rock entering with the belt, which he had stolen the previous week.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 7): Steve Austin vs The Rock
Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 7): Steve Austin vs The Rock

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