Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, as a key member of legendary units, D-Generation X and the NWO.
However, his spell in WCW was relatively short-lived and he was famously let go whilst nursing a neck injury at home, with his walking papers delivered via Federal Express.
This wasn’t all bad, however, as it led to Waltman’s return to the WWF in 1998 and his subsequent involvement in DX.
However. on a recent episode of WWE’s The Bump, Waltman theorised how his career might have played out had he remained in World Championship Wrestling:
I think I would have thrived because my stock elevated. I was working on getting a raise, and then, I broke my neck. I know D-X would have crushed it [without me there], but I just wonder what would have happened [if I stayed].
Waltman also reflected on a recent conversation with the man behind his WCW release, Eric Bischoff, whom he appears to hold little ill will towards:
I thanked Eric Bischoff. [I said], ‘Thank you for firing me.’ He said, ‘I’m so glad I fired you.’ I would have been pissed if he had flown me all the way to Atlanta to fire me, I would have been way, way more livid. He was like, ‘Yeah, I’m glad I didn’t fly you down either ’cause I would have changed my mind, and you wouldn’t have had D-X run
With a thriving podcast, not to mention two WWE Hall of Fame rings to his name, it appears that everything worked out well in the end for Sean Waltman.