Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Sean Waltman, also known as X-Pac, had his last match in WWE on Raw in 2002, almost twenty years ago. He announced his retirement from in-ring competition in 2019, but it looks like he might not be 100% done.
During his recent appearance on Cultaholic’s Desert Island Graps show, Sean Waltman revevaled that he’s open to having one or several matches once he recovers from his knee surgery. He stated that if he had to choose who his last opponents would be, one of them would be current NXT wrestler Santos Escobar.
“I can’t pick one specific person,” said X-Pac. “But any of these guys that are great, that are coming up like [Santos] Escobar. He’s a star. El Hijo del Fantasma was a star before he came to WWE, right? He made a name for himself. Now he’s standing there and he’s doing it in WWE and if I could be in a match with him and ends up being my last match, that would be great, or you know, someone like that. Not the main event guy that’s — ‘Oh, it’s gonna be with Randy Orton or this guy.’ I’d rather it be with somebody that would help boost them. It’s not gonna help Randy Orton to have my last match with me.“
During the interview, Sean Waltman also shared his thoughts on the “X-Pac heat” term, which is another term for “go away heat.”
“I didn’t get it. I didn’t get it at the time. Man, ‘X-Pac sucks.’ When you hear that chant, man it doesn’t sound any different than, ‘Eddie sucks’ or, ‘You suck’ to Kurt [Angle]. I mean it was like… like ‘go away’ heat is like you don’t even make any noise, you know? When the person’s out there and I was getting the ideal reaction a heel would get. It wasn’t like they were sitting on their hands and birds were chirping. The place was loud, they wanted to see me get my ass beat. So, I always went, ‘Oh that’s bullsh*t,’ you know? There’s no such thing. But there were actually people who felt that way obviously. Like looking back, that’s fine, that’s fine. Certain people felt — I can’t begrudge. I can’t begrudge people for how they feel about something, and maybe I was stale. Maybe I could’ve changed things up a little bit more, things like that so, there’s a lot of different ways to look at things and it’s not just, ‘Hey, you were wrong.’ It’s not like — I also gotta look in the mirror too, you know?“
Many people could argue that X-Pac had go away heat with the fans, because they were tired of seeing him on TV. Others, however, could argue that he was just receiving the expected reaction as a heel.
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