X-Pac’s first 10 WWE PPV matches, ranked worst to best

X-Pac built a successful career with the skills he possessed. In the 90s, it came and went between Wwe and WCW, where he was an influential member of the successful D-Generation X and nWo. His skills in the ring are remarkable and he wowed audiences with his aerial maneuvers.

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As El Niño 1-2-3, he sent shockwaves through the wrestling world when he scored a surprise victory over Razor Ramon. However, his first series of matches on a WWE PPV ran from 1993 to 1995, and overall they were brilliant matches.

The 1-2-3 child vs. Internal Revenue Service – SummerSlam 1993

1-2-3 Kid v IRS SummerSlam 1993 FULL PICTURE

Summer festival 1993 was the WWE PPV for 1-2-3 Kid. The 1-2-3 Kid’s adversary on the other side of the ring was the IRS. It wasn’t a bad match by any stretch of the imagination, but it was an average match.

The 1-2-3 Kid got off to a brighter start that took the IRS by surprise. However, the Internal Revenue Service was experienced and slowed the pace with a sleeper grip. A 1-2-3 Kid moonsault wasn’t enough to keep the IRS down when he kicked. Ultimately, the IRS ran a flying clothesline to win the match.

The 1-2-3 child vs. Jeff Jarrett – King of the Ring 1994

The 1-2-3 Kid v Jeff Jarrett King of the Ring 1994 FULL PICTURE

One of the 1994 quarterfinals King of the ring saw the 1-2-3-Kid clash with Jeff Jarrett. The 1-2-3 Kid got off to a dizzying start with Double J retreating to the outside, but he gained the upper hand after he shoved his leg into the apron. Jarrett was the aggressor, and tried to supplement the 1-2-3 Kid from the top rope, but nailed the 1-2-3 Kid and executed a crossbody.

Jarrett was tactically astute and tried to wear down Kid’s leg with some hard shots to the leg area. Nonetheless, he was going to finish the job with a four-legged padlock, but Kid prevailed with a small package.


The boy 1-2-3 and Razor Ramon vs. The Smoking Gunns – In Your House 4: Great White North, 1995

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The cracks were beginning to show in the 1-2-3 Kid and Razor Ramon relationship, but they challenged the Smoking Gunns for the WWE Tag Team Championship in In your house 4: Great White North. However, the 1-2-3 Kid and Ramon had a decent performance against the current Tag Team Champions.

Despite the Smoking Gunns being the established team, the 1-2-3 Kid and Ramon dominated much of the game. In the end, the 1-2-3 Kid and Ramon came close to capturing the titles when Ramon handed a Razor’s Edge to Billy. The Kid was on the cover, but Billy played a little possum by taking Kid 1-2-3 off guard with a crucifix to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.

The 1-2-3 child vs. The Roadie – In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks, 1995

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It’s funny how things work in the professional wrestling industry when the 1-2-3 Kid and the Roadie clashed in In your house 2: the lumberjacks, and three years later they were members of D-Generation X. However, the 1-2-3 Kid wasted no time when he ran into the Roadie in the hallway and assaulted him.

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Roadie took over the proceedings, and punished the 1-2-3 Kid with submission restraints, and hardly bothered. A timely frog splash from the 1-2-3 Kid failed to stop the Roadie as he kicked. It was a valiant effort from the 1-2-3 Kid when Roadie executed a nasty-looking piledriver from the top rope for the win.

The bad guys vs. Truckers – Survivor Series 1994

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The inaugural match of Survival series 1994 was a traditional five-on-five Survivor Series elimination match that featured tons of talent. The 1-2-3 Kid was a member of the Bad Guys led by Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon, the British Bulldog, Fatu and Sione rounded out this quintet. However, the Teamsters lined up WWE Tag Team Champions Diesel and Shawn Michaels, who were joined by Owen Hart, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Jeff Jarrett.

Kid started the match and the chants of 123 echoed in the arena. He had some decent exchanges with Neidhart before being overpowered. Once Big Daddy Cool got involved in the match, it was a completely different ball game. Diesel eliminated Fatu with his trademark Jackknife Powerbomb, and Kid’s fate was identical, though Diesel put his foot on his chest for maximum humiliation.

The 1-2-3 Kid, Randy Savage, Razor Ramon and Marty Jannetty vs. Diesel, IRS, Adam Bomb and Rick Martel – Survivor Series 1993

Razor Ramon, 1-2-3 Kid, Marty Jannetty and Randy Savage v Diesel, IRS, Rick Martel and Adam Bomb Survivor Series 1993 Cropped

Survival series 1993 was the 1-2-3 Kid’s first tryout of a traditional Survivor Series elimination match. His team was outstanding as it consisted of himself, Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon, Marty Jannetty, and two-time WWE Champion Randy Savage. His opposition was Diesel, IRS, Adam Bomb and Rick Martel.

The 1-2-3 Kid had an excellent match as he equipped himself very well here. He was dominated by Diesel and Adam Bomb early in the match. A sunset jump over Martel eliminated him, and Jannetty secured victory by beating Adam Bomb, leading to the 1-2-3 Kid and Jannetty being the only survivors.

The 1-2-3 child vs. Owen Hart – King of the Ring 1994

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The 1994 King of the Ring tournament semifinals pitted Kid 1-2-3 with Owen Hart, and Razor Ramon was waiting behind the scenes in the final. This match didn’t last long, but they got packed and made this match something special.

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Hart took advantage of the 1-2-3 Kid who wasn’t working 100% as he was hit by Double J in the previous round. However, the 1-2-3 Kid had a close knockdown with a northern light suplex, but the Rocket put his foot on the rope in the final second. Ultimately, Hart triumphed with the sniper and won the King of the Ring tournament.

The 1-2-3 Kid and Bob Holly vs. Tatanka and Bam Bam Bigelow – Royal Rumble 1995

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The final of the tournament to crown the new WWE Tag Team Champions was held in 1995. Royal rumble. The 1-2-3 Kid formed an impromptu tag team with Bob Holly, and they clashed with Tatanka and Bam Bigelow, who represented the Million Dollar Corporation.

There is hardly any talk of this match for the WWE Couples Championship considering that it took place at the Royal Rumble. Tatanka accidentally caused Bigelow to fall off the top rope, allowing the 1-2-3 Kid to crawl through Bigelow to capture the WWE tag team titles. This was a great victory for the pair, even though they were champions for just one day.

The BodyDonnas vs. The Homeless – Survivor Series 1995

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For the third year in a row, the 1-2-3 Kid competed in a traditional Survivor Series knockout match. The 1995 iteration of the event featured the 1-2-3 Kid as a member of the Bodydonnas as he teamed up with Skip, Dr. Tom Prichard, and Rad Radford. The homeless consisted of Marty Jannetty, Bob Holly, Hakushi, and Bob Holly.

The 1-2-3 Kid contributed to Hakushi’s elimination by kicking him in the back of the head with Radford pinning him down. It was a sublime performance by the 1-2-3 Kid when he eliminated Horrowitz with a dropkick, and Sid went down to the ring with Ted DiBiase distracting the referee, Sid attacked Jannetty and Kid took advantage to become the sole survivor.

The 1-2-3 child vs. Hakushi – SummerSlam 1995

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The inaugural match of Summer festival 1995 was an ordeal between the 1-2-3 Kid and Hakushi. This was a disappointing SummerSlam card, but it got knocked out of the park in an outstanding match that only Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon headlined.

Hakushi was in a commanding position, and he performed a remarkable hand-jump moon jump on Kid outside. Their match was quick, drawing a crowd, but Hakushi caught the 1-2-3 Kid in midair with the Nenbutsu Bomb for the win.

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