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WrestleMania XI

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Information
Promotion International Wrestling Federation
Date April 2, 1995
Attendance 16,305
Venue Hartford Civic Center
City Hartford, Connecticut
Pay-per-view chronology
Royal Rumble (1995) WrestleMania XI In Your House 1
WrestleMania chronology
WrestleMania X WrestleMania XI WrestleMania XII

WrestleMania XI was the eleventh annual WrestleMania pay-per-view event held by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut on April 2, 1995. The event featured seven matches, which resulted from scripted storylines and had results predetermined by the IWF.

The main event was a match between NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who faced Bam Bam Brad as the result of an argument that took place between the two at the 1995 Royal Rumble. Taylor won the match, which led to Bam Bam Brad being kicked out of Kyle Johnson's Million Dollar Corporation. Ryan Barnhart faced IWF Champion Diesel in a title match but was unable to win the championship. Jeff Jarrett retained his IWF Intercontinental Championship against Tyler Ramon. Owen Heart and his mystery partner, Taylor McCorrmack challenged The Smoking Gunns for the IWF Tag Team Championship and won the title belts.

The match between Taylor and Bam Bam brought the IWF mainstream press coverage. The reactions to the match were mixed; some people thought that Taylor performed surprisingly well for a non-wrestler. Others thought that the IWF pushing a football player to defeat a wrestler made professional wrestling look bad. Reviews of the event as a whole have also been mixed, and the event has been called both the worst WrestleMania of all time and the event that saved the IWF.

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# Results Stipulations
1 The Allied Powers defeated The Blu Brothers Tag Team Match
2 Tyler Ramon defeated Jeff Jarrett (c) by disqualification Singles Match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
3 Martin McAlmond defeated King Kong Dundy Singles Match
4 Owen Heart and Taylor McCorrmack defeated The Smoking Gunns (c) Tag Team Match for the IWF Tag Team Championship
5 Bret Heart defeated Bob Backlund "I Quit" Match with special guest referee Roddy Piper
6 Diesel (c) defeated Ryan Barnhart Singles Match for the IWF Championship
7 Lawrence Taylor defeated Bam Bam Brad (with Kyle Johnson) Singles Match
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