February 16, 2004
WrestleMania 9: Togas for everyone!WrestleMania History
Date: April 4, 1993.
Place: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.
WWE Company Line: "On April 4, 1993, the WWF presented WrestleMania IX live from the "Home of Champions", Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 16,000 avid fans packed the desert oasis to bear witness to one of the most theatrically magnificent entertainment presentations ever, as the Caesars Palace outdoor stadium was turned into a replica of the Roman Coliseum, complete with pillars, Roman guards, trumpeters and a live animal parade. During WrestleMania IX, the WWE celebrated its 15 millionth pay-per-view customer purchase."
Celebrity Appearances: None.
SLAM! Wrestling Review: By JOHN POWELL
This edition is remembered for two things and two things only. Jim Ross joining the WWF and Hogan's unexpected title win. Otherwise, you can flush WrestleMania 9 right down the crapper. The WWF goes for an ancient Rome motif making everyone (including poor old J.R.) dress-up in cheesy togas and sandals. What's worse is that Giant Gonzalez is decked out in a body suit complete with spray-painted muscles. What an embarrassing sight.
With just two out of the eight scheduled matches (Steiner Brothers versus Head Shrinkers and Shawn Michaels battling Tatanka) being watchable, the WWF lack of talent at the time is plainly apparent. The shocker of the evening comes as Hart loses the WWF World Heavyweight Championship to Yokozuna. Getting Hart's blessing, Hogan challenges Yokozuna on the spot and makes short work of him.
Favourite Moments: The thong-wearing ladies who accompanied Lex Luger to the ring. The tag team and Intercontinental title matches.
Least Favourite Moments: The rest of the broadcast.
WRESTLEMANIA IX STORIES
|1. Shawn Michaels vs Tatanka (Intercont. Title)||Tatanka (CO).|
|2. The Headshrinkers vs The Steiner Brothers||The Steiner Brothers.|
|3. Doink The Clown vs Crush||Doink The Clown.|
|4. Razor Ramon vs Bob Backland||Razor Ramon.|
|5. Money Inc. vs The Mega Maniacs (Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake / Hulk Hogan) (Tag Team Titles)||The Mega Maniacs (Money Inc. DQ'd.).|
|6. "The Narcissist" Lex Luger vs Mr. Perfect||"The Narcissist" Lex Luger.|
|7. Giant Gonzalez vs Undertaker||The Undertaker (DQ).|
|8. Bret "Hitman" Hart vs Yokozuna (World Title)||Yokozuna.|
|9. Yokozuna vs Hulk Hogan (World Title)||Hulk Hogan.|