King of the Ring (1996)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/95/Kor1996.jpg/200px-Kor1996.jpg Promotional poster featuring The Ultimate Warrior

Tagline(s) To Battle Is Honor...to Win Is Hell!
Information
Promotion IWF Wrestling
Date June 23, 1996
Attendance 8,762
Venue MECCA Arena
City Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pay-per-view chronology
In Your House 8: Beware of Dog King of the Ring (1996) In Your House 9: International Incident
King of the Ring chronology
King of the Ring (1995) King of the Ring (1996) King of the Ring (1997)

King of the Ring (1996) was the fourth King of the Ring professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Federation (IWF). The event took place on June 23, 1996 from the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The main event was a standard wrestling match for the IWF Championship. Shawn Michaels defeated American Bulldog to retain the title and Mr. Perfect served as the special guest enforcer. The undercard featured the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, won by Steve Johnson.

Other matches on the undercard included a IWF Intercontinental Championship match between champion James Thomas and challenger Colton Sherley, Mankind versus Martin McAlmond, Ultimate Warrior versus Jerry Lawler and a WWF Tag Team Championship match between champions The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart) and challengers The Godwinns

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King of the Ring (1996) results[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations
Free for All The Bodydonnas defeated The New Rockers Tag team match
Dark Kunter Kearst Kelmsley defeated Aldo Singles match
1 Steve Johnson defeated Marc Rowen (with Avery Gold) King of the Ring Semi-Final match
2 Erik Petterson defeated Steven by disqualification King of the Ring Semi-Final match
3 The Smoking Guns (c) The Godwinns Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship
4 The Ultimate Warrior defeated Jerry Lawler Singles match
5 Mankind defeated Martin McAlmond (with Paul Bearer) by TKO Singles match
6 Colton Sherley defeated James Thomas (c) Singles match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
7 Steve Johnson defeated Erik Petterson King of the Ring Final match
8 Ryan Barnhart (c) (with Jose Lothario) defeated American Bulldog (with Jim Cornette and Diana Aldrich) Singles match for the IWF Championship with Mr. Perfect as special outside enforcer
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