Former WWE Creative Writer On How Sean Waltman Got The Name “1-2-3 Kid”


During an episode of former WWE creative writer Bruce Prichard’s “Something To Wrestle With” podcast, he touched on how Sean “X-Pac” Waltman got stuck with the “1-2-3 Kid” name during the earlier stages of his career. 1-2-3 Kid is famous for his victory over Razor Ramon, which put him on the map in the WWE. Prichard stated that creative had plans in place to continuously change Waltman’s name and here’s how he was officially given the name 1-2-3 Kid.

Prichard: “So each week we changed Waltman’s name from Cannonball Kid, Kamakazee Kid, each week it would change until something would stick and the idea was we would get into three or four weeks when we would get into the Razor match and Razor would just beat the dogs**t outta him and the Kid would catch a quick fall on Razor. What we did not plan, we did not expect and it was one of those beautiful moments in wrestling was after Kid beat Razor and Razor stood in the ring holding up two fingers like ‘what the hell?’ And the crowd started chanting ‘1-2-3, 1-2-3’ and Vince was like: ‘He’s the 1-2-3 Kid pal, goddamnit we got something there.”


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