REWIND-A-WAI #73: WWF King of the Ring 1995

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWF King of the Ring 1995 featuring the annual KOTR tournament and a Kiss My Foot Match between Bret Hart and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

A series of injuries and questionable booking decisions leads to the creation of one of WWE’s worst PPVs. Featuring a show-long tournament consisting of Savio Vega, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Kama, Bob “Spark Plug” Holly, The Roadie, Mabel and Yokozuna. Also, a main event TAG TEAM MATCH between Diesel & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Sid & Tatanka, Bob Backlund visits Philadelphia, and Dok Hendrix (Michael Hayes) on commentary.

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This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Andrew MacDonald.

Watch this event on the WWE Network (account required):

WWF King of the Ring
Sunday, June 25, 1995
Philadelphia, PA at CoreStates Spectrum

*Diesel & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Sid & Tatanka
*Kiss My Foot Match: Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler
*KOTR Quarterfinal: Mabel vs. The Undertaker
*KOTR Quarterfinal: Shawn Michaels vs. Kama
*KOTR Quarterfinal: The Roadie vs. Bob Holly
*KOTR Quarterfinal: Savio Vega vs. Yokozuna
*KOTR Semi-Final Match
*KOTR Final

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Next time on Rewind-A-Wai: TNA Impact / WWE Raw (January 4th, 2010)

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The biggest love machines’s first claim to fame! Smashing Undertaker’s face!

Fantastic review of a decidedly not fantastic show.

One of the last shows I attended before everything shut down was a long MLW TV taping in February in Philadelphia, during which Savio Vega appeared in a six-man tag. Not surprisingly, KOTR '95 never came up.

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this, but Bill Murray’s cameo at the '95 Hall of Fame ceremony may have been because he and George Steele were in the movie Ed Wood together. Not sure if they mentioned that in the video package, as I haven’t seen the show in forever.