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June 13, 1993 - Dayton, Ohio
Nutter Center

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Non-Televised Match
Papa Shango def. "The Rocket" Owen Hart via Pinfall
Notes:

Match #1 - KOTR Round 1
Bret "Hitman" Hart def. Razor Ramon via Pinfall (10:26)
Notes: Bret countered a back suplex off the second turnbuckle to advance.

Match #2 - KOTR Round 1
Mr. Perfect def. Mr. Hughes
w/Harvey Whippleman
via DQ (6:01)
Notes: Mr. Hughes could have won the match, but got DQed for using the urn.

Match #3 - KOTR Round 1
Bam Bam Bigelow def. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan via Pinfall (4:59)
Notes: Bam Bam made relatively short work of Duggan. I don't know why Duggan is in this tourney anyway.

Match #4 - KOTR Round 1
"The Narcissist" Lex Luger DRAW Tatanka via Time Limit (15:00)
Notes: The ref made Luger wear a pad on his reinforced arm. The time limit expired, and Luger asked for 5 more minutes. He didn't get it, and then knocked Tatanka out cold.

Match #5 - KOTR Round 2
Bret "Hitman" Hart def. Mr. Perfect via Pinfall (18:54)
Notes: Another classic between these two. Fast-paced, went nearly to the time limit. What great technicians.

Match #6 - WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Yokozuna
Challenger
w/Mr. Fuji
def. Hulk Hogan
Champion
w/Jimmy Hart
via Pinfall (13:10)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- A photographer got on the apron and his flashbulb blew up in Hogan's face, blinding him. This allowed Yokozuna to get the pinfall. This match was also the end of Hulkamania in the WWF for some time. Hulk Hogan left for WCW after this match.

Match #7
"The Steiner Brothers"
(Rick & Scott Steiner)
"The Smoking Gunns"
(Billy & Bart Gunn)
def. "Money, Inc."
(Ted DiBiase & Irwin R. Schyster)
"The Headshrinkers"
(Samu & Fatu)
w/Afa
via Pinfall (7:01)
Notes: Billy pinned DiBiase. DiBiase had the Million Dollar Dream on Billy, but let it go early to celebrate, and Billy capitalized.

Match #8 - WWF Intercontinental Championship
Shawn Michaels
Champion
w/Diesel
def. Crush
Challenger
via Pinfall (11:13)
Notes: The two Doinks came down to ringside, distracted Crush, and allowed Michaels to get the superkick and the pinfall.

Match #9 - KOTR Final
Bret "Hitman" Hart def. Bam Bam Bigelow via Pinfall (18:17)
Notes: Bigelow won the match after a chairshot to Hart by Luna Vachon. But another referee ordered that the match continue. Hitman didn't waste the second opportunity and was crowned the first king of the ring. This didn't sit well with Jerry Lawler, who attacked Hart at the coronation.

1993 Bracket
The seven qualifying matches took place on WWF television before the PPV.
Bret Hart received a bye and did not have to qualify.

Commentary:Jim Ross, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
w/Gene Okerlund
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Referees/Officials:Mike Chioda, Earl Hebner, Pat Patterson, Dave Hebner, Rene Goulet, etc.

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