WrestleMania IX Facts/Stats

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April 04, 1993

Bret Hart defended the WWE Championship at WrestleMania IX, making him the first Superstar to compete for three different titles at three consecutive WrestleMania events - at WrestleMania VII he and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart defended their World Tag Team Championship, and at WrestleMania VIII, he defeated Roddy Piper for the Intercontinental Championship.

The WWE Championship changed hands twice at WrestleMania IX. First, Yokozuna defeated Bret Hart, and moments later, Hollywood Hogan defeated Yokozuna.

Rikishi made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania IX. Competing as Headshrinker Fatu, he teamed with Samu against the Steiner Brothers.

WrestleMania IX was the only WrestleMania event held entirely outdoors.

Billed as the "World's Largest Toga Party," WrestleMania IX emanated from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Jim Ross made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut at WrestleMania IX.

WrestleMania IX was the second consecutive WrestleMania event at which Money Inc. defended the World Tag Team Championship. They were successful in both defenses.

Although he first won the WWE Championship in 1978 - eight years before the first WrestleMania - WrestleMania IX was the first WrestleMania appearance for Bob Backlund.

WrestleMania IX was Ted DiBiase's last WrestleMania as an in-ring competitor.

Going along with the Roman motif, ring announcer Howard Finkel's name at WrestleMania IX was changed to "Finkus Maximus."

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