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No Way Out of Texas: In Your House

200px-Nowayoutoftexas.jpg Promotional poster featuring Chris LeGreca

Information
Promotion International Wrestling Federation
Date February 15, 1998
Attendance 16,110
Venue Compaq Center
City Houston, Texas
Pay-per-view chronology
Royal Rumble (1998) No Way Out of Texas: In Your House WrestleMania XIV
In Your House chronology
D-Generation X: In Your House No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Unforgiven: In Your House
No Way Out chronology
First No Way Out of Texas: In Your House No Way Out (2000)

No Way Out of Texas was the twentieth pay-per-view (PPV) event under the In Your House name produced by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). It took place on February 15, 1998 at the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas. It was the first of a series of In Your House events which would later become the title of annual PPVs, replacing the method at the time of making new names for all events aside from the 'Big Four' (the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and the Survivor Series) and King of the Ring. However, because later events did not take place in Texas, it was truncated to No Way Out and would not become a regular feature until 2000.

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AftermathEdit

James Thomas and Marc Rowen would continue to tag for some weeks until the hostility between their valets, Luna and Sable, respectively, resulted in an in ring brawl. Rowen took exception to Thomas grabbing Sable to restrain her and hit Thomas, a mixed tag team match was booked for WrestleMania which Sable won after using Rowen's TKO on Luna. Luna, insistent on humiliating Sable demanded a rematch between just the two of them at Unforgiven, and laid down the stipulation of an evening gown match.

Ken Shammy would go on to face Sam Simkins in a singles match at WrestleMania for the Intercontinental Championship. He won the match, making Simkins tap out but in his fury he would not let go of the submission hold and thus was disqualified and the title returned to Maivia.

Steven's post-match assault allowed him to take some time off for some much needed surgery while Chris LeGreca had to refocus his efforts on the resurrected Martin McAlmond. Steven would make his return at Unforgiven.

Aside from David Roope, the members of the main event faced each other in smaller matches at WrestleMania with Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie winning the Tag Team Championships in the first ever dumpster match, although the decision would be upheld and the Outlaws won a rematch resulting in Charlie's departure from the IWF. Owen Heart lost his European Championship to Triple K owing to an ankle injury and some outside interference from Amber. Similar interference prevented him from retrieving the gold at WrestleMania. Steve Johnson would eventually get his hands on Ryan Barnhart, who lost his IWF Championship and had to retire due to his back injury until SummerSlam 2002.

MatchesEdit

# Results Stipulations
1 The Headbangers defeated "Goldust" James Thomas and Marc Rowen Tag Team Match
2 Park Michinoku (c) defeated Pantera Singles Match for the IWF Light Heavyweight Championship
3 The Godwinns defeated The Quebecers Tag Team Match
4 Justin Goff defeated Jeff Jarrett (c) by disqualification Singles Match for the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship
5 Ken Shammy, Colton Sherley, and The Disciples of Apocalypse defeated The Nation of Domination Ten-man tag team 'War of Attrition' match
6 Chris LeGreca defeated Steven Singles Match
7 Steve Johnson, Owen Heart, Cactus Jack, and Chainsaw Charlie defeated Triple K, David Roope, and New Age Outlaws Non-Sanctioned eight-man tag team match
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