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Sean Waltman To Undergo Surgery

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Former WWF European Champion, Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman, has revealed that he is scheduled to undergo surgery.

Recently, the artist formerly known as 123 Kid took to his X-Pac 1,2,360 Podcast in order to inform his fans that he had been cured of Hepatitis and was looking at surgery to repair his knees in order that he could undertake one last run as a professional wrestler.

Now, Waltman has taken to Twitter to update the wrestling world on where he stands regarding a comeback, stating that he is due to have surgery on his ACL and Meniscus following a meeting with his surgeon on January 11:

“Meeting with my orthopedic surgeon on Monday to schedule ACL & meniscus surgery. I need this done even if I don’t have another match. It’s been this way since 2007. I just learned to work around it… I could still work around it, but I want to be as close to 100% as possible if I’m going to have a few more matches.”

Sean Waltman began his career as The Lightning Kid, a mainstay in independent promotions such as Pro Wrestling America and Global Wrestling Federation before making his debut on WWF television as enhancement talent on Monday Night Raw.

Going through several iterations of his name, including The Kamikaze Kid, The Cannonball Kid and just The Kid, Waltman was renamed 123 Kid after upsetting Razor Ramon on the May 17, 1993, edition of Raw and became one of the biggest underdog babyfaces of the era.

Subsequent to several years as one of the most poplar faces in the company, which included WWF Tag Team Championship reigns with Marty Jannetty and Bob Holly, 123 Kid turned heel on now best friend Ramon and joined Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation.

Stints with World Championship Wrestling followed, before Waltman returned to the WWF as X-Pac, a member of D-Generation X. It was announced at SummerSlam 2002 that the talent and WWE had parted ways.

With a return to the squared circle firmly in his sights following surgery, Sean Waltman is hoping for that one last heroic run to put a full stop on an unlikely career that ended in a WWE Hall of Fame induction.