WWE Bad Blood was a thrice-used name for World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events held in 1997, 2003, and 2004. The first one was named "In Your House: Badd Blood" in October 1997. It was best remembered as the debut of Hell in a Cell, as well as being the pay-per-view event at which Brian Pillman's death was announced.
In June 2003 and June 2004, the shows were RAW-brand exclusive events. In keeping with the original "Bad Blood" event, both latter events featured a Hell in a Cell match as the main event.
Below is a breakdown of the details of each of the three events:
WWF In Your House: Badd Blood, on October 5, 1997 from the Kiel Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Nation of Domination (Rocky Maivia, Kama Mustafa, & D'Lo Brown) defeated Legion of Doom in a handicap match.
- Max Mini & Nova defeated Tarantula & Mosaic.
- Henry & Phineas Godwinn (with Uncle Cletus) defeated the Headbangers to win the WWF Tag Team Championship when Phineas pinned Mosh.
- Owen Hart defeated Faarooq to win the vacant WWF Intercontinental Championship after Stone Cold Steve Austin hit Faarooq with the title belt.
- Disciples of Apocalypse beat Los Boricuas when Crush pinned Jesus Castillo.
- WWF Champion Bret Hart & British Bulldog defeated Vader & The Patriot in a Flag Match.
- Shawn Michaels pinned Undertaker in the first Hell in a Cell match when Kane (Undertaker's younger half-brother) interfered.
Bad Blood, on June 15, 2003, from the Compaq Center, in Houston, TX.
- Ivory defeated Molly Holly on Sunday Night Heat during the pre-show.
- Christopher Nowinski & Rodney Mack with Teddy Long beat the Dudley Boyz.
- Scott Steiner pinned Test to win Stacy Keibler's managerial services.
- Booker T beat WWF Intercontinental champion Christian by disqualification.
- La Resistance (Rene Dupree & Sylvain Grenier) defeated Rob Van Dam & Kane to win the World Tag Team Championship.
- Bill Goldberg pinned Chris Jericho.
- Ric Flair defeated Shawn Michaels after Randy Orton interfered.
- World Heavyweight champion Triple H beat Kevin Nash in Hell in a Cell with guest referee Mick Foley.
Bad Blood, on June 13, 2004, from the Nationwide Arena, in Columbus Ohio.
- Dave Batista trashed Maven on Sunday Night Heat during the pre-show.
- World Tag Team champions Edge & World Champion Chris Benoit beat La Resistance (Slyvain Grenier & Robert Conway) by disqualification.
- Chris Jericho defeated Tyson Tomko with Trish Stratus in his corner.
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Randy Orton pinned Shelton Benjamin to retain the title.
- Trish Stratus (with Tyson Tomko) won the WWE Women's title by defeating Victoria, Lita, and Gail Kim in a Fatal Four-way match.
- Eugene Dinsmore defeated Jonathan Coachman.
- World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit pinned Kane to retain the championship.
- Triple H pinned Shawn Michaels in Hell in a Cell.
Additional Random Notes:
- At the original 1997 event, Brian Pillman was scheduled to wrestle Goldust in the continuation of their feud, which was one of the company's hottest and most controversial angles at the time.
- Bad Blood 2003 was the first brand-exclusive pay-per-view event.
- Shawn Michaels is the only wrestler to wrestle at all three Bad Blood pay-per-view events.
- As a result of his 1997 victory, Shawn Michaels earned a title shot at Survivor Series, which ended in the Montreal Screwjob.
- Houston, Texas, is where Booker T was raised, so he was attempting to win the title in front of his hometown crowd in 2003.
- Kane earned his 2004 title shot at Chris Benoit through a battle royal victory, which came down to him and HHH, but Shawn Michaels interfered and eliminated HHH as payback for HHH costing Shawn a May 2004 title match on Monday Night Raw.
- The HHH/HBK match in 2004 was the longest Hell in a Cell match in history, lasting 47 minutes, 26 seconds.
- Although the 2003 match between Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair was promoted as their first confrontation, the two had previously wrestled in November 1991 back when Shawn was still wrestling as part of The Rockers.
- As a random point of interest, Shawn Michaels and Triple H were the two men who won Hell In a Cell matches at the previous Bad Blodd events and faced each other in the final event in 2004. This tidbit was not a part of WWE's promotion of the 2004 event.