February 16, 2004
Hart elevated at WrestleMania 10WrestleMania History
Date: March 20, 1994.
Place: Madison Square Garden, New York City.
WWE Company Line: "The WrestleMania experience came full circle, returning to the place where it all started, New York City's Madison Square Garden on March 20th, 1994, for an event "Ten Years In The Making". Over 19,000 fans purchased all available tickets just two days after going on sale, making the fastest sellout in WrestleMania history and proving that the WWF's annual spring spectacular was even more popular that it was a decade earlier. In addition to the millions of fans viewing across North America, WrestleMania X was seen by tens of millions worldwide both live via satellite and on tape-delay. In honor of WrestleMania's tenth anniversary, a three-day "Fan Festival" was held during WrestleMania weekend. What began 10 years earlier as a nationwide phenomenon had grown into an international success story."
Celebrity Appearances: Bucky and Vinnie (match previewers), Jennie Garth (timekeeper), Burt Reynolds (ring announcer), Little Richard (vocalist), Rhonda Shear (timekeeper), Sy Sperling (hair consultant), Donnie Wahlberg (ring announcer, Tim Watters (Bill Clinton look-alike).
SLAM! Wrestling Review: By JOHN POWELL
Much like WrestleMania 8 in many respects. Here is another two match card but what matches they were! Their fictional sibling rivalry reaching a boiling point, Bret and Owen Hart put on a classic contest that both Canadian superstars would look back on as one of their best matches ever. The same goes for Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels who set the standard for ladder matches with their pulse-pounding, rip-roaring collision of flesh, bone and steel that literally brought the house down.
In a ingenious twist, all three world title participants -- Yokozuna, Lex Luger and Bret Hart -- had to wrestle twice in one evening to capture (or in Yokozuna's case...retain) the coveted gold strap. To instill the notion of a changing of the guard to everyone, the locker room emptied out to celebrate Hart's hard-fought WWF World Heavyweight Title win.
Favourite Moments: Owen beating Bret by outwitting him. The ladder match. Bret in turn outwitting Yokozuna. Luger losing.
Least Favourite Moments: Men On A Mission as a tag team. The blunder of a mixed tag team match.
WRESTLEMANIA X STORIES
|1. Owen Hart vs Bret "Hitman" Hart||Owen Hart.|
|2. Bam Bam Bigelow / Luna Vachon vs Doink The Clown / Dink The Clow||Bam Bam Bigelow / Luna.|
|3. Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs Crush (Falls Count Anywhere Match)||Randy "Macho Man" Savage.|
|4. Leilani Kei vs Alundra Blaze (Women's World Title)||Alundra Blayze.|
|5. Men On A Mission vs The Mounties (Tag Team Titles)||The Mounties.|
|6. Yokozuna vs Lex Luger (World Title)||Yokozuna (Luger DQ'd.).|
|7. Adam Bomb vs Earthquake||Earthquake.|
|8. Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon (Intercont. - Ladder Match)||Razor Ramon.|
|9. Yokozuna vs Bret "The Hitman" Hart (World Title)||Bret "The Hitman" Hart.|