On an episode of his podcast X-Pac 1 2 360, Sean Waltman reflected on his feud with Razor Ramon back in 1993. He recalled being told how their rivalry would play out by Vince McMahon and Pat Paterson, with him getting the upset victory over Razor that helped establish him as a Superstar.
“I never thought I would get hired by WWE. I never thought they would even consider me,” Waltman confessed. “So I had the tryout, and I am at home waiting; it seemed like forever till they called. Then one day I pick up the phone, and it’s Vince, and he runs this whole Razor Ramon story by me.”
He continued, “Pat Patterson is on the line with him, and they’re laying the whole thing out exactly how it happened. And I even mentioned, ‘Well I have this Japan tour.’ And they’re like, ‘Okay, well we’ll have Scott doing the promos, challenging me to a re-match.’ [They’re] putting the money up until, eventually, it’s too much for me to pass up. Vince asks me what I think of it, and obviously I am blown away by the whole thing. Everyone else when they come into WWE, they just get three weeks of vignettes and some squash matches, and it was so much greater the way I was brought in.”
Sean Waltman defeated Razor Ramon after executing a moonsault, pinning him for a surprise victory. This win saw him earn the name the 1-2-3 Kid.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.