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Encyclopedia > WrestleMania XII
WrestleMania XII
Details
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Date March 31, 1996
Venue Arrowhead Pond
City Anaheim, California
Attendance 18,853
Pay-per-view chronology
In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage WrestleMania XII In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies

WrestleMania XII was the twelfth WrestleMania event promoted by the World Wrestling Federation. It took place on March 31, 1996 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. Image File history File links Logo-wm12. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Honda Center, previously known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, is an indoor arena in Anaheim, California. ... Location of Anaheim within Orange County, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Orange Government  - Mayor Curt Pringle Area  - City  50. ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation. ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Honda Center, previously known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, is an indoor arena in Anaheim, California. ... Location of Anaheim within Orange County, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Orange Government  - Mayor Curt Pringle Area  - City  50. ...


The main attraction of this WrestleMania was the novelty of the WWF championship match that was guaranteed to last at least one hour. On-screen WWF president "Rowdy" Roddy Piper had announced on an edition of "Monday Night RAW" that reigning champion Bret Hart, who had retained the WWF Championship against Diesel at WWF In Your House in February 1996, must defend the title against Shawn Michaels, who had won the 1996 Royal Rumble and had defeated Owen Hart at February's In Your House for the right to keep the WrestleMania title shot in the first ever "WWF Iron Man Match"; whereby the winner would be the man with the most decisions over a sixty minute time limit. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, and part of the Hart wrestling family. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Royal Rumble 1996 was the ninth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 - May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation. ... An Iron Man match is a professional wrestling match where the man with the most pinfalls, submissions, count out and disqualification victories at the end of a given time limit is declared the winner. ...


The main event was built on Bret Hart wanting to retain the WWF Championship against Shawn Michaels, who had suffered a number of setbacks over the course of the previous year, including losing at WrestleMania XI, being accosted by a group of thugs at a Syracuse, New York nightclub, forfeiting the WWF Intercontinental Championship at In Your House in October 1995 to Dean Douglas, suffering a (kayfabe) concussion at the hands of Owen Hart, and being betrayed by close friend Diesel at a house show at Madison Square Garden. WrestleMania XI, was the eleventh annual WrestleMania pay-per-view event held by the World Wrestling Federation in Hartford, Connecticut on April 2, 1995. ... Nickname: The Salt City Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll Area  - City 66. ... The WWE Intercontinental Championship belt The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

Results

Steve Austin vs. Savio Vega

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This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[1]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, The Undertaker. ... William Moody (April 10, 1954), known professionally as Percy Pringle, is a professional wrestling manager. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Virgil Riley Runnels III (born April 11, 1966; often called Dustin Runnels) is an American professional wrestler who has competed in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... 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Other on-screen talent

The Undertaker vs. Diesel
Commentators
Spanish commentators
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Referees

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Notes

  • The match between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels is the longest match in the history of WrestleMania.
  • Portions of the Hollywood Backlot Brawl used stock footage of the LAPD Freeway Chase involving O.J. Simpson.
  • The WrestleMania XII logo is a parody of the 20th Century Fox logo.
  • This was the only WrestleMania to feature only one championship match (excluding the Free for All match).
  • The event is the only WrestleMania to feature a logo on the ring canvas. Following the event, the canvas was cut into segments and sold through the WWF's retail shopping number.

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References

  • WrestleMania XII Facts/Stats

External links

  • The Official Website of WrestleMania XII
WrestleMania
I 1985 | 2 1986 | III 1987 | IV 1988 | V 1989 | VI 1990 | VII 1991 | VIII 1992 | IX 1993 | X 1994 | XI 1995 | XII 1996 | 13 1997
XIV 1998 | XV 1999 | XVI 2000 | X-Seven 2001 | X8 2002 | XIX 2003 | XX 2004 | 21 2005 | 22 2006 | 23 2007 | 24 2008

  Results from FactBites:
 
Amazon.com: WWE WrestleMania XII: Video: Stephen Collins,Catherine Hicks,Barry Watson,David Gallagher,Jessica ... (2196 words)
Honestly, I cannot say how well-executed the other fights of Wrestlemania XII are because I have not seen them (my friend assures me, though, that "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. Goldust has some good moments and that "The Ultimate Warrior" vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley is very cool).
Overall, Wrestlemania 12 gets a rating of 80.7/100, which means this is a great wrestlemania that is worth your time and your money.
Many experts felt this WrestleMania has to be recognized as holding one of the greatest title bout in WWE history and I would have to agree.
WrestleMania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1321 words)
WrestleMania is the annual flagship pay-per-view event of World Wrestling Entertainment, widely regarded as "The Grandaddy of Them All" or "The Showcase of the Immortals".
WrestleMania is to WWE as the World Cup is to FIFA, Super Bowl is to the NFL, the World Series is to MLB, the Stanley Cup Finals is to the NHL, and the NBA Finals is to the NBA in the sense that it is the most important event of the year in sports entertainment.
WrestleMania VI and X8 are the only WrestleManias to have been held outside of the United States, both being held at SkyDome (now the Rogers Centre), in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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