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James E. Cornette debuted in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1993 as the villainous Yokozuna's American spokesperson. Cornette began a faction at WrestleMania XI on April 2, 1995, when Yokozuna formed a tag team with Owen Hart and won the WWF Tag Team Championship by defeating The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart). Cornette began calling the duo of Hart and Yokozuna as Camp Cornette.
Addition of British Bulldog
On August 21, 1995 episode of Monday Night Raw, the main event featured a tag team match pitting the The Allied Powers (Lex Luger) and British Bulldog) against Men on a Mission (King Mabel and Sir Mo). However, Luger no-showed and was replaced by then WWF Champion Diesel. Bulldog turned on Diesel and became a villain marking the end of Allied Powers tag team. Bulldog formed an alliance with Cornette and joined Camp Cornette.
At In Your House 3, Diesel proved to be helpful for Camp Cornette when he substituted for Owen Hart and became Yokozuna's partner during a Tag Team Championship defense against Diesel and Shawn Michaels. Hart came down to the ringside during the match which lead to Diesel and Michaels winning the belts as Diesel pinned Hart after a Jackknife. However, since Hart was not the legal man, Hart and Yokozuna were returned the titles. At Survivor Series, problems started rising between Camp Cornette as Bulldog was put in the opponent team of Hart and Yokozuna in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series match. Bulldog was teamed with Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson and Sycho Sid whereas Hart and Yokozuna were teamed with Razor Ramon and Dean Douglas. Michaels, Johnson and Bulldog were the sole survivors of the match.
Addition of Vader & Ending of Camp Cornette
At 1996 Royal Rumble, Camp Cornette's newest member Vader made his WWF debut as a participant in the Royal Rumble match. Vader fought his teammate Yokozuna causing Yokozuna to leave Camp Cornette and turn into a fan favorite. Yokozuna became Camp Cornette's main enemy. At WrestleMania XII, Vader, Owen Hart and The British Bulldog defeated Yokozuna, Ahmed Johnson and Jake Roberts in a six-man tag team match. Vader and Yokozuna's rivalry culminated in a singles match at In Your House 8, where Yokozuna defeated Vader. However, the power had gone out when the match occurred. Vader defeated Yokozuna in the television airing of the match.
The next feud of Camp Cornette was with People's Posse (Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson and Sycho Sid). Vader, Hart and Bulldog defeated People's Posse in a six-man tag team match at In Your House 9. Shortly thereafter, Hart and Bulldog left Camp Cornette to focus on the WWF Tag Team Championship. Cornette continued to manage Vader until Vader replaced Cornette with Paul Bearer as his new manager.