[PPV Recap] ‘WWF King of the Ring 1995’ – Mabel Rises, Feet Are Kissed

DATE: June 25, 1995
VENUE: Corestates Spectrum (Philadelphia, PA)
COMMENTATORS: Vince McMahon & Dok Hendrix 

1995 is considered one of the worst years in WWE history, with King of the Ring being the go-to when talking about the worst PPVs of all time. With 25 years’ worth of hindsight and history behind me, let’s see if that still holds true today. 

CHAMPIONS 

  • WWF CHAMPION: “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel 
  • WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: “Double J” Jeff Jarrett 
  • WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Owen Hart & Yokozuna 

LINEUP 

  • KOTR QUALIFIER: Savio Vega vs. Irwin R. Schyster (*1/2) 
  • KOTR QUARTERFINALS: Savio Vega vs. Yokozuna (*1/4) 
  • KOTR QUARTERFINALS: Bob Holly vs. The Roadie (**) 
  • KOTR QUARTERFINALS: Shawn Michaels vs. Kama (***) 
  • KOTR QUARTERFINALS: The Undertaker vs. Mabel (*1/2) 
  • KOTR Semi-Finals (**) 
  • KISS MY FOOT MATCH: Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler (**) 
  • KOTR Finals (*) 
  • Diesel & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Sycho Sid & Tatanka (**) 

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[PPV Recap] ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1995’ – Diesel/Bret, Undertaker/IRS, Pam Anderson, & More

DATE: January 22, 1995
VENUE: USF Sun Dome (Tampa, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Vince McMahon & Jerry “The King” Lawler

The 1995 edition of the Royal Rumble features a much quicker namesake, as the Rumble match cuts the intervals between participants down to one minute. Was this done to be more exciting or was it done to get it over with as quickly as possible? We shall find out! Also on the show Diesel defends the WWF Championship against Bret Hart, Razor Ramon puts his Intercontinental Championship on the line against Jeff Jarrett, new Tag Team Champions are crowned, and the seeds are sewn for what is sure to be a massive hit main event at WrestleMania XI, no sir can’t foresee anyone thinking this is a bad idea.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWF CHAMPION: “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel
  • WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: “The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon
  • WWF WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Alundra Blayze
  • WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant

LINEUP

  • Razor Ramon [c] vs. Jeff Jarrett for the WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • The Undertaker vs. Irwin R. Schyster (*1/4)
  • Diesel [c] vs. Bret Hart for the WWF CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
  • The 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly vs. Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka for the vacant WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • The 1995 Royal Rumble (***)

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