WWE Hall of Famer Sean Waltman, also known as X-Pac, is currently readying himself for a return to action, admitting that he would be “psyched to have more matches in a WWE ring.”
In late 2020 Sean Waltman revealed that he was due to undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL which he had been carrying since 2008.
X-Pac also revealed that he had recently been cleared of hepatitis C which had been preventing him from getting cleared in certain states.
“I had hepatitis C for a long time. I tested positive for it when I came back to TNA. After that, I couldn’t get cleared in certain states with athletic commissions, so TNA and WWE couldn’t really have me in matches. I would just do little matches, nothing serious, no blood or anything. Now I’m cured, everyone. Just this year. I hadn’t mentioned it publicly. It cost $100,000 for treatment. It’s $1,000 a pill, one pill every day. I feel great. Some people are going, ‘How come he never came back?’ That’s the reason.”
Speaking in a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Waltman revealed that his recovery from surgery is going nicely, and he is targeting a return to action in January 2022. He added that he’d be psyched for a WWE return but there’s plenty of other options available too.
“I’d be psyched to have more matches in a WWE ring… If they’re not interested, there are a lot of other places putting on great matches too.”
The former WWE Tag Team Champion went on to express that he didn’t feel as though he left wrestling on his terms, but feels that he could keep up with a lot today’s performers.
“I didn’t leave this business on my terms. I wasted a lot of years of my life wandering around in the darkness, but I’m grateful that I still have some time left. And the style has changed which is good. The bumps are more meaningful than in my era, which is a difference, but they bump less. That extends your shelf life.
I watch the product now and I think, if I had both knees under me, I could keep up with a lot of these guys. If people want me, I’ll do it., but I am also mindful of being an older guy taking up too much oxygen. That’s not what I want. If there is some room for me to have a few matches, that’s all I want.”
Alongside a wrestling comeback Waltman is also set to launch a new podcast called Pro Wrestling 4 life with Nick Hausman on April 1st. Meanwhile the former 1-2-3 Kid is also about to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame for a second time as a member of the NWO.