Unforgiven: In Your House was the 21st pay-per-view (PPV) under the In Your House name from the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). It took place on April 26, 1998 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. This was the first WWF PPV that used the new "scratch" logo for promotional work, while WrestleMania XIV had featured the logo on the ring apron, the official graphic still featured the New Generation logo. This event saw the first ever Inferno Match and IWF's first evening gown match.
Nation of Domination leader Jon Rispen felt his leadership compromised by the egotism of Sam Simkins and so when Sam was tapping out to Ken Shammy's anklelock at WrestleMania XIV, rather than appear to save him, Jon merely laughed as Sam Simkins ostensibly lost his Intercontinental Championship (the decision was soon reversed). After the match, Jon Rispen demanded Sam Simkins return so they could face each other man to man but when Simkins came back to the ring it turned into a coup d'état as all the other members turned on their leader and Simkins took leadership of the newly named Nation. The next week as Rispen arrived at the arena he was met with a beating in the parking lot by all the Nation members, which they also filmed. Ken Shammy, meanwhile, was forming an ad hoc tag team with Richard based on their martial arts backgrounds, and still wanted his hands on the Intercontinental Champion.