Owen Hart and Yokozuna
|Owen Hart and Yokozuna|
The British Bulldog (for one night)
|Name(s)||Owen Hart and Yokozuna|
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
|827 lb (375 kg)|
Owen: Calgary, Alberta|
Yokozuna: San Francisco, California
|Debut||April 2, 1995|
|Disbanded||September 25, 1995|
The team debuted on WrestleMania XI when former WWF Champion Yokozuna was billed as Owen's mystery partner. This was Yokozuna's first appearance since 1994 Survivor Series. They defeated The Smoking Gunns to win the WWF Tag Team Championship.
During their World Tag Team Championship reign, Owen Hart and Yokozuna rose to the top of the tag team division of WWF as they went on to make successful title defenses against the likes of The Smoking Gunns and The Allied Powers. The win over the Allied Powers at In Your House 2 PPV event was considered a major upset in fan's eyes at the time. During the next In Your House ppv event two months later, the World Tag Team Championship title defense was included but Hart was replaced by The British Bulldog because Hart was with his wife who was giving birth to their second child. Yokozuna and Bulldog defended the titles against Diesel and Shawn Michaels but lost to Diesel and Michaels when Diesel pinned Hart after a jacknife powerbomb who came to ringside late in the match.
They went on to hold the title for 175 days during their first reign. Hart and Yokozuna were awarded the titles back the next day by their lawyer Clarence Mason because Hart was pinned in the match who was not a part of the match therefore Michaels and Diesel could not be champions. The same night, Hart and Yokozuna went on to lose the titles to The Smoking Gunns. After the match, their tag team disbanded as Yokozuna focused on singles career while Hart formed a tag team with The British Bulldog in 1996.
Championships and accomplishments
- "Diesel & HBK's second reign". WWE.com. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
- "World Tag Team Championship official title history". WWE.Com. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "In Your House 3: Triple Header results". Complete WWE. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "Yokozuna's WWE Profile". WWE.com. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.
- "WrestleMania XI results". Complete WWE. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "Owen Hart and Yokozuna's first World Tag Team Championship reign". WWE.Com. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "RAW 1995 results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "In Your House 1: Premiere results". Complete WWE. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks results". Complete WWE. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "WWE World Tag Team Championship history". Complete WWE. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- "Owen Hart & Yokozuna's second reign". WWE.com. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
- Davies, Ross (2002). Kevin Nash. Rosen Publishing Group. p. 51. ISBN 0-8239-3492-6.
- "British Bulldog and Owen Hart's first World Tag Team Championship reign". WWE.com. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
- "British Bulldog and Owen Hart's tag team profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-09-27.