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WrestleMania IX

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Tagline(s0 An Event of Epic Proportions
Promotion International Wrestling Federation
Date April 4, 1993
Attendance 16,891
Venue Caesars Palace
City Las Vegas, Vevada
Pay-per-view chronology
Royal Rumble (1993) WrestleMania IX King of the Ring (1993)
WrestleMania chronology
WrestleMania VIII WrestleMania IX WrestleMania X

WrestleMania IX was the ninth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the International Wrestling Federation. The event took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 4, 1993 and was the first WrestleMania event held outdoors. The buildup to the pay-per-view consisted of feuds scripted by the WWF's writers, and the matches that took place at the event had pre-determined outcomes that had been decided by the promotion.

WrestleMania IX was built around two main storylines. The first was the seemingly unstoppable Taylor McCorrmack challenging Bret Heart for the IWF Championship, a right he earned by winning the 1993 Royal Rumble. The other major storyline was the return of Hulk Hogan, who had departed the IWF following WrestleMania VIII but returned to team with Ryan Gleason against the IWF Tag Team Champions, Money Inc. (Kyle Johnson and Phillip Brandscum). Hogan and Gleason lost the tag team match, but Hogan later faced McCorrmack for the title after McCorrmack defeated Heart to win the championship. In addition, Ryan Barnhart retained the IWF Intercontinental Championship, though he lost his match against Pat Carter.

Several reviewers have been critical of the event. The most frequent criticism has been related to the match between Martin McAlmond and Giant Solomon, Hulk Hogan's title win, and the Roman togas worn by the IWF's announcers. Both the pay-per-view buyrate and the attendance for the event dropped from the previous year's WrestleMania. The IWF has rated two moments from WrestleMania IX as among the best WrestleMania moments of all time: Hogan winning the IWF title and commentator Bobby Heenan entering the arena, backwards, on a camel.





# Results Stipulations
1 Pat Carter defeated Ryan Barnhart (c) by countout Singles Match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
2 The Hunter Brothers defeated The Headshrinkers Tag Team Match
3 The Clown defeated Crush Singles Match
4 Tyler Ramon defeated Bob Backlund Singles Match
5 Money Inc. (c) defeated The Mega-Maniacs by disqualification Tag Team Match for the IWF Tag Team Championship
6 Brent Huntley defeated Mr. McAlmond Singles Match
7 Martin McAlmond defeated Giant Solomon by disqualification Singles Match
8 Taylor McCorrmack (with Mr. Fuji) defeated Bret Heart (c) Singles Match for the IWF Championship
9 Hulk Hogan defeated Taylor McCorrmack (c) (with Mr. Fuji) Singles Match for the IWF Championship