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10 Matches WWE Cancelled From WrestleMania

7. Kamala Vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (WrestleMania IX)

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The company didn't learn from their mistakes from the previous year, come WrestleMania VIII.

WrestleMania IX also featured a mid-card match that was pulled to ensure the closing segment, which saw Hulk Hogan win the WWF Championship in an impromptu "match" against Yokozuna, had enough time to make air. The unlucky match scratched in 1993 was Kamala vs. Bam Bam Bigelow.

Bigelow would have plenty more opportunities to shine on Pay-Per-View, including the WrestleMania XI main event, but this would've been Kamala's last WWF Pay-Per-View - notwithstanding the Gimmick Battle Royal from WrestleMania X-Seven eight years later. As it turned out, Kamala's last singles pay-per-view bout was the first-ever Coffin Match at Survivor Series '92.

According to Bruce Prichard, who recently discussed the decision to cancel Kamala/Bigelow on his Something To Wrestle With podcast with Conrad Thompson, no match from WrestleMania IX exceed its allotted time or "went long" as they say. The decision was made simply to allow Hulk Hogan plenty of time to pose with the title as the show drew to a close.

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A former stuntman for Paramount Pictures, Matt enjoys sports, water skiing, driving fast, the beach, professional wrestling, technology, and scotch. At the same time, whenever possible. Having attended many famous (and infamous) shows including WrestleMania XV, In Your House: Mind Games, and the 1995 King of the Ring, Matt has been a lifelong professional sports and wrestling fan. Matt's been mentioned in numerous wrestling podcasts including the Steve Austin Show: Unleashed, Talk Is Jericho, and Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard. As a former countywide performer, Matt has been referred to as Mr. 300 for his amazing accomplishments in the world of amateur bowling. He is also the only man on record to have pitched back-to-back no hitters in the Veterans Stadium Wiffle Ball League of 2003.