We’re now on the countdown to Christmas 2015, and to take the sight off the doom and gloom in the buildup to this time of the year we shall be counting down the 20 Days till Christmas by bringing you a random wrestling fact on each day, with something related to the specific number of days left till Christmas. Yesterday, amongst other things we bought you the 21 Defunct WWE Championships, and now here we go with Number 20…
Random Fact Number 20: X-Pac
A seasoned WWE veteran, when he made his WWE debut in May of 1993, Sean Waltman better known as X-Pac or 1-2-3 Kid was only 20-years-old. He spent several weeks on the underrated lower card of the show, before he scored his shocking but largely memorable upset over Razor Ramon on Monday Night RAW. He continued to have great success throughout the 1990s as 1-2-3 Kid and X-Pac, before disappearing from WWE in 2002. After several quite years, he resurfaced in an almost legends style role in 2011 and continues to make sporadic appearances since to this day, with his most recent appearance being at WrestleMania 31. A seasoned and gifted performer, now only in his early forties, maybe his capability of in-ring general could be of benefit to the current WWE roster.
Other Number 20 Random Facts
- WrestleMania 20: to date, this is the last time a WrestleMania event was held in Madison Square Garden, with Numbers 1 and 10 also being held in the Garden. Traditionally, for every ten-year anniversary WWE would return to the Garden but broke tradition in 2014, by having the Mercedes-Benz Superdome host WrestleMania.
- September 20. 2015: at Night of Champions 2015, despite competing in numerous World Championship matches throughout WCW, TNA and the NWA, this date marked the first time WCW Legend Sting competed for a WWE Championship, albeit in a losing effort to Seth Rollins and suffering a severe injury in the process.
- January 20. 2002: at Royal Rumble 2002, this marked Ric Flair’s first match in the WWE in nearly 9 years (and first in 10 months) when he returned to the ring to face his WWE C0-owner Vince McMahon in a Street Fight, in a winning effort.
- David Flair: when he was awarded the WCW United States Championship in the Summer of 1999 by his father Ric Flair, he was only 20-years-old. He later lost the championship to Chris Benoit, and went through a phase of psychotic moments with Crowbar and Daffney om the later of the year.
- Survivor Series 2006: at the twentieth annual event, to date, this marks the last time WWE Hall of Fame Superstar Lita competed regularly in the WWE ring. In the match, she lost her final WWE Women’s Championship to Mickie James before being subjected to a degrading and humiliating segment with Cryme Tyme.
- SummerSlam 2007: at the twentieth annual event, Triple H returned to the ring after an 8-month absence following a quadriceps tear to defeat Booker T, who was making his final WWE appearance until his return at the 2011 Royal Rumble.
- Royal Rumble 2007: at the twentieth annual event, this marked the first time a superstar entered Number 30 and went on to win the match, this man being The Undertaker who was coincidentally winning his first Rumble match.
- March 20. 1994: on this day, it marked the tenth annual WrestleMania and the first time the WWE Championship was defended twice in the same night (scheduled) when Yokozuna defended against Lex Luger and Bret Hart separately. He retained via DQ against Luger, but later lost the championship to Hart in the main event.
- October 20. 1996: on this day, it marked the first time a Buried Alive match was shown on a WWE event, at In Your House 11: Buried Alive when The Undertaker clashed with Mankind in his demonic 1996 feud. Taker won the match, but still ended up being the one buried alive.
- August 20. 2006: at SummerSlam 2006, this marked (to date) the final in-ring SummerSlam appearances of WWE Hall of Fame stars, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Mick Foley. Hogan was able to defeat Orton despite a knee injury, whilst Flair defeated Foley in a brutal I-Quit match.
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