Sean Waltman has opened up about his impending return to the ring and how his latest comeback came to fruition.
If the man himself as any say in the matter, 2022 will be a big year in the life of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Sean Waltman, known to wrestling fans the world over as X-Pac.
At the peak of his powers, Waltman was known as one of the best in-ring performers out there and formed part of two of the most famous factions of all-time; D-X and the nWo. Although, as his career progressed, he became increasingly slowed down by a series of injuries and his own personal demons.
However, after knee surgery and getting his life back on track outside of the ring, Waltman is back. At The Wrld on GCW, he saved Joey Janela from a beatdown at the hands of Matt Cardona and Brian Myers. It has since been announced that Waltman will team with Janela on February 25th to take on the former WWE Superstars.
Speaking in a recent interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Waltman opened up about his decision to return to the ring.
“I decided I was going to get everything fixed that I could get fixed. I still have one or two little things on my body that are nagging me, but whatever. I feel great,” said Waltman . “I decided I’m going to make a bit of a comeback. I understand there’s a lot of guys my age and even a bit older that are talking about making comebacks, or are currently making comebacks, and I’m all for all of it. So, you know, there’s one more to add to the list right here,”
Specifically focusing on his upcoming outing in GCW, the former WWE star said that he’s motivated by his previous stint with company where he was unable to perform as he would have liked.
“Anyway. So once I got once I had the surgery, and everything was going good, I just got connected with Brett Lauderdale and GCW because I knew them from back east, I worked for them — they just became Game Changer Wrestling, maybe the last time I worked it up, but man that was several years back I was having those matches where I was still able to get in there, and do my four or five greatest hits as far as moves go. That’s kind of what people want to see. But that wasn’t good enough for me. I don’t even feel great about those matches. I don’t want to — I didn’t want to end it on that,”
Sean Waltman last wrestled on April 4th 2019, while he previously spent time working as a coach in NXT. As part of the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020, Waltman became the first person to be inducted in two consecutive years.