- Name: 1-2-3 Kid
- Real Name: Sean Waltman
- Date of Birth: July 13, 1972
- Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
- Height: 6'1
- Weight: 212 pounds
- WWE Debut: May 3, 1993
- Finisher: 1-2-3 Kick
- Career Highlights: 2-time WWF Tag Team Champion (1 time with Marty Jannetty & 1 time with Bob Holly)
- Slammy Award Nominations: Crime of the Century Award for fast count on Razor Ramon (1996), Most Embarrassing Moment of the Year Award for donning a diaper (1996), Squared Circle Shocker Award for selling out on Razor Ramon (1996), Master of Mat Mechanics (1996)
The young high-flying 1-2-3 Kid has been an impressive superstar in the WWE history. The Kid started his career by wrestling under several names and finally he pinned Razor Ramon to get the upset victory on May 17, 1993. As a result, of pinning Ramon, 1-2-3 Kid was born. He has achieved success in the tag team division and has been involved in many epic rivalries against several veteran wrestlers and has found himself in many main event level matches.
World Wrestling Federation (1993 - 1996)
After a stint in Pro Wrestling America (PWA), Sean Waltman made his way to the major promotion World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He debuted in WWF on May 3, 1993 edition of Monday Night Raw, under the ring name Kamikaze Kid, competing against Doink the Clown in a losing effort. The following week, on May 10 edition of Monday Night Raw, he competed under the ring name Cannonball Kid, losing another match, this time against Mr. Hughes. In his third week on May 17 edition of Monday Night Raw, he competed simply as The Kid. He defeated Razor Ramon to score an upset victory and become a member of the WWF roster. Due to pinning Ramon, Kid became known as 1-2-3 Kid and established himself as a babyface.
Kid initially feuded with Razor Ramon but the two became partners and began feuding with Money Inc. At SummerSlam, Kid made his pay-per-view debut against Money Inc. member Irwin R. Schyster in a losing effort. On October 4 edition of Raw is War, Kid participated in a Battle Royal for the vacated WWF Intercontinental Championship. He was eliminated by Bastion Booger. The Model and Razor Ramon co-won the Battle Royal.
At Survivor Series, Kid, as a part of Razor Ramon's Team Razor, consisting of Randy Savage and Marty Jannetty, competed against Irwin R. Schyster's Team IRS, consisting of The Model, Adam Bomb and Diesel, in a Survivor Series match. Team Razor won. Jannetty and Kid survived the match. On January 10, 1994 edition of Monday Night Raw, Kid teamed with Marty Jannetty to defeat The Quebecers to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. At January 17 house show, Jannetty and Kid lost the championship back to Quebecers after Johnny Polo interfered. Jannetty and Kid's reign ended at 7 days.
On May 28 edition of Superstars, Kid defeated Adam Bomb to qualify for the 1994 King of the Ring tournament after Kwang spit green mist into Bomb. At King of the Ring, Kid defeated Jeff Jarrett in the quarter-final round and lost to eventual winner Owen Hart in the semi-final round. On July 11 edition of Monday Night Raw, the underdog Kid received his first opportunity for the WWF Championship. He unsuccessfully challenged Bret Hart for the championship but took Hart to the limit.
At Survivor Series, Kid, as a part of Razor Ramon's Bad Guys, consisting of British Bulldog and New Headshrinkers, competed against Shawn Michaels and Diesel's The Teamsters, consisting of Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart and Jeff Jarrett, in a Survivor Series match. Bad Guys won. Ramon survived the match. In 1995, Kid teamed with Bob Holly and participated in a tournament for the vacated WWF Tag Team Championship. They defeated Well Dunn in the quarter-final round on January 7 edition of Superstars and Heavenly Bodies in the semifinal round on January 16 edition of Monday Night Raw.
At Royal Rumble, Kid and Bob Holly defeated Million Dollar Corporation members Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka in the final round to win the tournament and the vacated WWF Tag Team Championship. The following night, on January 23 edition of Monday Night Raw, Kid and Holly lost the championship to Smoking Gunns. Kid and Holly's reign ended at 1 day. Kid suffered an injury and was out of action for three months.
At King of the Ring, Kid returned to WWF to rescue longtime ally Razor Ramon and Savio Vega from Men on a Mission. He formed an alliance with Ramon and managed him during his rivalry against Jeff Jarrett and The Roadie. At In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks, Kid lost to The Roadie. Kid began his next rivalry against Hakushi, which culminated in a match between the two at SummerSlam, which Hakushi won.
At In Your House 4: Great White North, Razor Ramon and Kid unsuccessfully challenged Smoking Gunns for the WWF Tag Team Championship. The following night, on October 22 edition of Monday Night Raw, Kid participated in a Battle Royal. Owen Hart won the Battle Royal. On November 13 edition of Monday Night Raw, Kid served as the special guest referee in a match between his teammate Razor Ramon and Sycho Sid. Kid shockingly helped Sid in defeating Ramon by making a fast count and turned heel. As a result, he joined Million Dollar Corporation.
At Survivor Series, Kid, as a part of Skip's The BodyDonnas, consisting of Rad Radford and Tom Prichard, competed against Marty Jannetty's The Underdogs, consisting of Bob Holly, Barry Horowitz and Hakushi, in a Survivor Series match. The BodyDonnas won the match after interference by Ted DiBiase and Sycho Sid. Kid survived the match. At In Your House 5: Season's Beatings, Kid and his Million Dollar Corporation teammate Sycho Sid lost to Razor Ramon and Marty Jannetty.
Entering 1996, Kid cost Razor Ramon, the WWF Intercontinental Championship against Goldust at Royal Rumble. Later that night, Kid participated in his first Royal Rumble match as the #10 entrant. He lasted fifteen minutes until he was eliminated by eventual winner Shawn Michaels. As a result of costing Razor Ramon, his championship, Kid began a rivalry with Ramon, which culminated in a Crybaby match between the two at In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage, which Ramon won. As a result of losing, Kid was forced to wear baby diaper.
On March 9 edition of Superstars, 1-2-3 Kid and Tatanka represented Million Dollar Corporation in the WWF Tag Team Championship Tournament for the vacated WWF Tag Team Championship. They lost to Razor Ramon and Savio Vega in the quarter-final round. Million Dollar Corporation started failing and the once rising underdog 1-2-3 Kid's career was on a slump. On May 20 edition of Monday Night Raw, Kid lost to Savio Vega in what turned out to be Kid's last match in WWF. He left WWF and ended his three-year career of underdog. At the time of his departure, Kid was a member of the backstage group Clique with Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Razor Ramon and Hunter Hearst Helmsley. He joined the rival promotion World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he mocked his 1-2-3 Kid gimmick and competed under the ring name Syxx as a member of New World Order.
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