Is Sean Waltman finally returning to WWE? The wrestler speaks out
Ladies . . . and . . . gentlemennnnnn! It’s time to announce a comeback we didn’t see coming: Sean Waltman is finally returning to the WWE ring! The good news was announced on Sean Waltman’s wrestling podcast during new year’s week; the wrestler discussed his health struggle.
According to Wrestle Zone, the legendary Sean Waltman, a.k.a. X-Pac, stopped wrestling in April 2019 after he started going through treatment for Hepatitis C. The WWE wrestler told fans on his X-Pac 1, 2, 360 podcast that he has finally completed his Hepatitis C treatment (as expensive as it may have been) and is about ready to climb back into the wrestling ring.
Who is Sean Waltman?
For those that didn’t watch WWE in the 90s and early 2000s, Sean Waltman isn’t just a podcaster, but a retired American professional wrestler. The Irish Sun reported the forty-eight-year-old is in the WWE Hall of Fame, has received many awards for the D-Generation X, and is a member of the New World Order in WCW.
Sean Michael Waltman debuted his wrestling career in 1989 as The Lightning Kid and only became known as X-Pac in 2010. Comicbook reported Waltman wrestled with WWE from 1993 to 1996, and returned from 1998 to 2002.
Waltman has received major titles in his career like the TNA X Division Championship, WCW Cruiserweight Championship, WCW World Tag Team Championship, WWF European Championship twice, WWF Light Heavyweight Championship twice, and the WWF Tag Team Championship four times.
WWE superstar Sean Waltman also competed in multiple TNA competitions. When Waltman started his TNA promotion, The Irish Sun reported that it was also the start of his health condition. When TNA had to let Waltman go, he thought it was over for his career and for him.
Why WWE now?
“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 & WWE couldn’t really have me in matches” Waltman told WWE fans.
According to The Irish Sun Sean Waltman suffered “Hepatitis C for a long time” and just wanted to get back into wrestling. Luckily he has finally been cured. “It cost $100,000 for treatment. It’s $1,000 a pill, one pill every day. I feel great.”
“I’m cured, everyone. Just this year. I hadn’t mentioned it publicly.” Wrestle Zone reported that Waltman plans to get a knee injury fixed so he can get back into the ring. “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.”
WWE has also provided many COVID-19 guidelines to make sure old and new wrestlers entering the ring will be safe and ready to fight. According to Comicbook, wrestlers will have to make “major adjustments” to ensure everyone stays safe during the pandemic.
Sean Waltman has announced he’ll be back in no time to do the one thing he’s waited a long time for. Waltman will be in WWE’s wrestling ring soon and we can’t wait to see what the forty-eight-year-old can still do. Let us know in the comments whom you can’t wait to see this WWE season.