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WWE History: 6 classic matches that you probably don't remember were under a minute

Aviral Shukla
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The Rock after winning the Deadly Games tournament!
The Rock after winning the Deadly Games tournament!

In the world of professional wrestling, matches can be the most unpredictable things. Most of these matches are thought out for days before being allowed to take place on live events, but they are also planned to perfection and executed down to every last detail.

Most of the matches are not typically under a minute long, but due to the unpredictability inside the squared circle, they can end abruptly at any point. However, when it comes to WWE, nothing can be taken for granted. While some bouts may go on forever, other matches end before the WWE Universe has time to blink.

In today's article, we'd highlight a handful of matches that were shorter than a television commercial. Here are 6 classic WWE matches that were under a minute long.


#6 Hulk Hogan vs Yokozuna, WrestleMania IX: 22 Seconds

Hulk Hogan after beating Yokozuna!
Hulk Hogan after beating Yokozuna!

Man, you think with decades of managerial experience under his belt, Mr. Fuji would be a better decision-maker. After employing a handful of salt to help his protege Yokozuna defeat Bret Hart at WrestleMania IX, you think he'd allow some time for recovery and celebration. Not Fuji.

Instead, he has to go and challenge Hulk Hogan, the guy who defeated King Kong Bundy and Andre the Giant. And then he goes back to his same bag of salt tricks, which backfires and allows Hogan to easily beat the champ, giving Yoko the shortest WWE Heavyweight Championship reign of all time.


#5 King Kong Bundy vs S.D. Jones, WrestleMania 1: 9 Seconds

For more than three decades, the record for the shortest WrestleMania match ever was held by King Kong Bundy and Special Delivery Jones, the duo set the record for the shortest match at the Grandest Stage of Them All by going for a mere nine seconds at the very first event back in 1985.

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While the match was way longer than the "9-second record" claimed by the WWE, King Kong Bundy's clobbering of "Special Delivery" Jones was truly historic.

As the first WrestleMania, WWE had to pull out all of the stops and deliver a highly memorable moment. Seeing King Kong Bundy absolutely dominate poor S.D. was probably the signature highlight of the inaugural event.

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