AEW has surprised fans with a few big names, especially a couple that were supposedly WWE lifers. It appears that they tried to bring in another famous WWE name, but that just didn’t pan out.

We previously reported that AEW tried to bring Sean Waltman in for an angle. It turns out that wasn’t just a story that Billy Gunn made up.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer addressed this story about Sean Waltman and AEW. It was stated that the company tried on two separate occasions to bring X-Pac in, but it just didn’t work out.

It’s not something current. He was last talked to in October, and in May. So, May and October of last year. So, it’s not something that’s being currently talked about. It’s something that happened, we didn’t even hear about at the time. Never got very far. It was never on paper. At different points there was an idea for a singular appearance, not for a full–time deal. Maybe something to play off Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed. Obviously, with a phone call that could change, but it isn’t anything that there has been any talk since October in that direction.


We will have to see if AEW ever brings Sean Waltman in for something. They apparently had some talks, but things didn’t get past the preliminary stage.

AEW fans might really enjoy seeing Sean Waltman on television. After all, he does have a lot of history with Billy Gunn. The idea of burning a bridge with WWE might also be a consideration for X-Pac, so the two-time WWE Hall of Famer might stay out of Tony Khan’s company just for that reason alone.

What’s your take on AEW bringing in Sean Waltman? Do you want to see that happen? Sound off in the comments!

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