Sean Waltman Remembers King Kong Bundy, Talks Luke Perry, Gives Thoughts on Cornette/MLW


This week on Sean Waltman‘s Podcast, Sean talks about the passing of Luke Perry and takes time to remember King Kong Bundy.


Waltman’s team sent the following transcribed highlights from the episode to eWrestlingNews. You can hear the full episode on YouTube or via the links at the bottom of this post:

Sean Waltman Talks About The Passing of Luke Perry and Shares that Luke Was Going To Be A Future Guest on the Show
I didn’t even know he was a big wrestling fan until… I watched him talking to Cody {Rhodes} and just how his eyes lit up talking about Dusty {Rhodes}… I have a voicemail from him, I was gonna pull it up…But I am sure people take my word for it… He’s {Rory Karpf} the one who set it up for Luke to come on the show, and Luke felt really bad, he was doing that ‘Once Upon A Time’ in Hollywood, the Tarantino movie about Charles Manson, he was doing that and all kinds of stuff and he still wanted to come on the show. {XPAC 12360}….There’s just this massive hole that can’t be filled, a lot of people go, and nothing against them but they didn’t really impact people’s lives that much in a positive way, they impacted their own lives. But it’s different when it’s somebody like that… You never get over this type of thing…

Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman Remembers King Kong Bundy and Shares A Funny Story About Bundy and Bret Hart

That’s what I woke up to this morning. We weren’t like buddies or anything as matter of fact anything but.. Like I was critical of Bundy like in his last run when he came through WWE… but King Kong Bundy when I was a kid was just like ‘Holy Shit.’ My first memory of King Kong Bundy was on TBS. And he was a member of Legion of Doom….I remember when he turned, Bundy turned babyface, he was over like a motherfucker as a babyface…He was this big wide dude…it wasn’t like he has this huge humongous gut. He was just a massive human being….And funny story Bundy comes back in the mid 90s, when I am there. I am 1-2-3 Kid, Bret’s champ and their bringing him and they’re pushing him as a heel and trying to get him over… we’re over in Germany, it was an obscure spot show and it was Bret vs. Bundy and Bundy didn’t want to tap out to the sharpshooter, he told Bret, ‘I’ve never given up in my whole career. I don’t want to start now.’ Like he’s our fn champ. {laughs} Rest in peace, King Kong Bundy.

Sean Waltman On Arn Anderson Being Let Go From WWE

Not making excuses because there aren’t any but, Arn comes from a generation before me…I get it. And I get the company’s position but try to understand that this is a throwback to the mentality that we all had that was instilled in us…so I see how that all happened. I just wonder if there was something else, you know you have all these people they’re bringing in and things like that and when you’re trying to free up some space around there…. If we’re going to work there, we have to not think that way anymore, I really believe that you know because it’s really important that the wrestling culture doesn’t go backwards. And continues to move forward in the right direction as far as the health of the talent…One more thing, Arn Anderson is going to be just fine, just fine, because Arn Anderson has something very few people have. He’s brilliant and he’s also amazing to have around. When he’s around, people are laughing, he’s funny as shit, he’s brilliant. There is a lot of buyers in the market right now and he has something worth buying.

Sean Waltman Talks About Alicia Fox Wrestling Intoxicated

Because the news is out there now but as far as where she {Alicia Fox} is at the moment or like people in the company, sources not knowing, well it’s not your place to know. Unless she’s your friend, and even then that’s really private stuff and if someone has never been through that and it’s early on and they’re dealing with their substance issues, like all of this is really scary. It’s scary, you don’t know what you’re expecting. If you’re gonna go and try and get help. You’re not sure if you really need it. There’s a lot and we all wanna know, we all wanna know the scoop right? And it’s okay that we do but we’re not entitled…This is the problem, you know how like in the past it’s always been ‘ So and so has the prescription drug problem,’ more and more you’re going to start seeing the problems be more alcohol related. The culture is different there right now but you know alcohol is alcohol, it’s not just legal, it’s social. It’s accepted and we don’t realize {it}… just a couple extra days of drinking can put you over that line to where, ‘OMG. I need a drink or I am gonna be sick.’ It’s weird. And it’s very powerful.

Sean Waltman Talks About Jim Cornette Joining The MLW Broadcast Team

The show is immediately much better to watch, I mean because, there’s just not really people out there– I can’t even say there aren’t many people that can do the things Jim does that he has experience doing. You know how Mauro Ranallo, he has that ability, like a photographic memory, where he can just pull shit out from wherever it’s stored in his brain. Just like that… And not to the extent of Mauro does but Jim is kinda like that, he’s just so full of knowledge. And for somebody that wasn’t a wrestler and mind you he’s had matches, but they were all gimmick matches, he knows things. And he knows how to explain things. And you don’t see that from very many people that weren’t actually a wrestler. And it’s impressive.

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