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Sean Waltman On The NXT Superstar He Knew Would Be “A Huge Star”

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Sean Waltman has revealed the name of the NXT Superstar that he “knew would be a huge star.”

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Waltman explained that he was working in NXT as a coach for one week out of everything month. Later describing himself as one of the black and gold brand’s biggest fans.

Speaking with Inside The RopesKenny McIntosh, Sean Waltman recalled his time in NXT, naming a handful of Superstars who stood out. However, the man formerly known as X-Pac, reserved special praise for SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair. Waltman described the EST of WWE as the one Superstar he knew would be a huge star.

“Oh, the ones the ones that have shined, you know, like Damian Priest is doing great. You know, obviously, Riddle and the one I knew it’s going to be a huge star, is Bianca. And then more like Angel Garza was in there. Just a lot of guys. I don’t want to to leave anybody, you know, Austin Theory. There’s just a lot of, you know, Xia Li. I could keep spitting them out.”

During the wide-ranging interview, Waltman also reflected on his own in-ring career. Specifically, he described his return from WWE from WCW in 1998, before revealing the biggest moment of his career.

Recalling his return to RAW, Waltman detailed his nerves before the appearance due to his fear of public speaking. The former Tag Team Champion went on to recall a conversation with Vince McMahon, before he stepped through the curtain.

“Vince told me before I went out and he went there expecting something big from you. I’m going to give it to him. And it wasn’t, hey, you should say this. You say that. It was whatever you want to say, just go out there and get it off your chest. And, you know, it was a little rough around the edges, but it was one hundred percent, man. One hundred and ten actually percent authentic. And, you know a lot a lot behind it. And, you know, it worked.”

Thank you to Sean Waltman for taking the time out to talk to us, and Pro Wrestling 4 Life for facilitating the interview. You can find the latest episode here.