This week on Sean Waltman‘s Podcast, X-Pac discusses his early days in wrestling during the shift from full-time territories to more modern independent groups.
Waltman’s team sent the following transcribed highlights from the episode to eWrestlingNews. You can hear the full episode on YouTube (embedded above) or via the links at the bottom of this post:
Sean Waltman on being a smaller guy in the industry early-on:
“The way I looked and how I was, you talk about Marko Stunt, oh f*** people laughed at me. The first time I got in the ring, I wrestled Ricky Rice, he’s built very well, I mean not huge but fn built well. And I was totally pale, skinny as f*ck, and so everyone laughed, they were all laughing at me as I come to the ring. So it took about a minute and then they were on their feet because I German-suplexed them, wrestled them, and then I dove out of the ring. No one had ever seen that kind of shit. So it didn’t take long, they took to me really quick, it was something different, everyone else were these big jacked-up guys, and to be honest with you, a lot of them had this sense of entitlement. That they were from Minnesota and they were jacked up on the gas, and that they were gonna get a phone call.”
Sean Waltman comments on the importance of standing out in the ring: