WWE Hall of Famer X-Pac is due to undergo surgery this month following the recent announcement of the incredible news that he’s been cleared of hepatitis C, and is readying for an in-ring return!
Speaking on his X-Pac 1,2,360 podcast, Sean Waltman candidly spoke about undergoing treatment and getting the all-clear.
“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.”
While the condition meant Waltman couldn’t get cleared in certain states, his recovery means we may very well see X-Pac back in the ring – once he gets his knee fixed.
“Now, that’s clear. I’m going to get my knee fixed, I’ve had a torn ACL since the turn of this decade, like 2008 or something. I’m going to get that fixed and sometime next year, I’ll put myself on the market, have a few more matches. Everyone thinks they have one more run left in them. Anywhere I run, it’d have to be a sprint.”
X-Pac would go on to say he could do a regular schedule, but doesn’t know if he wants to – but insisted he has at least six good matches left.
“I could [do a regular schedule], I don’t know if I want to. I’ve probably got half a dozen good, hard matches in me. When I tore my ACL, I’ve had some really good matches, even with that. I just want to get it fixed, it’s not that I can’t have matches with it. If I’m going to do a last run, I want that to be [fixed].”
Waltman has now confirmed he will undergo surgery on January 27th.
Thank you Billy. I'm having knee surgery on the 27th. Maybe next year.👍
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) January 19, 2021
H/T Fightful for the transcription.