LISTEN NOW: The Lapsed Fan Podcast Ep. 3: Bill Murray’s Odd WWE HOF Speech, First ECW Chants to Air on WWE TV & More!

Nick Paglino

The Lapsed Fan is back to chop up your WWE Network archives, and this week it's a deep dive into one of the worst pay-per-views in WWF history – the 1995 King of the Ring.

Hosts Jack Encarnacao and JP Sarro explore just what made this show such a difficult slog, and highlight many fun aspects that time has forgotten, such as:

– Bill Murray's odd video induction speech on the back of an elephant for George "The Animal" Steele into the WWF Hall of Fame
– The Stridex blimp
– The most forced Rocky Balboa tie-ins you've ever heard, as "Caribbean Legend" Savio Vega goes for tournament glory in Philadelphia
– The first "ECW" chants to make it on to a WWF broadcast, and Vince McMahon's flustered response
– Who thought it was a good idea to end a PPV main event with a standing elbow drop?
– What ingredient Bob Backlund thinks made cheese steak healthier.

Monarchy reigns! Catch The Lapsed Fan review of the 1995 King of the Ring, if you dare.

To listen to the show, click on the player below, or alternatively, you can download the podcast at this link. (Right Click/Save As)

Be sure to check out episodes 1 and two of WZ's newest podcast at this link and this link.

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