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X-Pac's Cageside Evaluation

His name is X-Pac and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former Tag Team Champion. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. 1-2-3 Kid - Oh, nostalgia. He was a high energy, agile, martial arts babyface that plenty of you remember fondly. He was the up and coming underdog that did some things back then that not many wrestlers would do in the ring.
  2. Razor Ramon Feud - A legit early mark out moment for me, I was blown away when he actually pinned Razor. To continue the feud Razor put up $10,000 to fight him, which the Kid eventually stole mid-way through the match.
  3. DX - One of the most popular stables ever, yep X-Pac was there.
  4. In-Ring - Early on he was a really solid worker, some of you felt he had a good grasp on ring psychology as the years went on. Had great matches with El Generico and Bret Hart.
  5. Tagging with Kane - They played off of each other well, and X-Pac got Kane talking using an Electrolarynx...that thing Kane held up to his neck.

My favorite comment goes to nocareever:

"Love: He’s not Kevin Nash"


What you loathed:

  1. "X-Pac Heat" - To be booed and hated not because he's a heel, but people truly do not like him and wanted him off their TV. It takes a special kind of person to get a term like this named after them.
  2. Late Career - Around 2000, he pretty much became a stale character that fans had no interest in seeing. Work-rate dropped as well.
  3. Chyna Time - Where is Cain A. Knight? I'm not touching this...or that...yuck.
  4. Mic Work - He was just awful on the mic, mainly because he would just start yelling. Just stop, you're not scary, you're annoying. Brock Lesnar can yell and sound silly, but he's Brock, you're not.
  5. Bronco Buster - Seems like it would hurt him more than his opponent, just stupid.

My favorite comment comes via Nate Pickering:

"For my money, the most annoying personality in pro wrestling history, both in kayfabe and real life."

On to the poll! With 273 votes, X-Pac's average score is 2.6. Ouch.

Thanks, Cagesiders! Tomorrow's pick will have another.

Until then!

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