Sean Waltman Discusses Working at WWE Performance Center, Appearing at NXT Event

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This week on Sean Waltman‘s Podcast, Sean talks about his recent time as a Guest Coach at the WWE Performance Center:

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 WWE Performance Center:

“It’s heaven down there. For someone that’s been in the industry for decades and came up a certain way and had to overcome certain things that we didn’t have in the industry coming up. People go ‘Oh, these kids nowadays,’ but this is great that they have all this stuff. People my age doing that ‘kids nowadays ‘ stuff, c’mon be happy for these kids. Yeah, we didn’t have it, and yes we busted our asses and a lot of us paved the way for these things to happen. And yes, it would have been nice for us to have these things but we didn’t. If people are going to go out there and risk their lives, especially nowadays with the way the bar is raised- the crazy things that they are doing in the ring, the risks. And the damage that everyone is doing to their body long term. They deserve the very best, and they have the very best stuff down there in Orlando. I’m just blown away by the whole thing. Be happy for them and for everyone coming up that has that at their disposal down there. You had to have brought something to the table, you have to had worked your ass off or worked your ass off in another field or sport to have caught their eye and end up at the Performance Center. Even if they are just taking a chance on your potential, if that’s the case, if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out. People come through there and some don’t last long.
They work their asses off, that whole crew. There’s a bond there, because they all get there and they do a live event, everyone’s there at 5 o’clock. Everyone. From the first match to the main event and everywhere in-between, they are all helping put the ring up, set the chairs up, do all that stuff. I was more than happy to help do it too, no one let me and really they have a system down there. Everyone knows how to put the ring up and tear it down and honestly, my help would have just slowed them down, to be honest with you. And you can sit back and you could occasionally see some people can’t hide the fact that they think they’re a little above setting rings up and things like that you know. I don’t mean to be cliche but those things build character.”

Sean Waltman on appearing at an NXT Live Event:


“There was two, the first one in Saint Petersburg, those are tough. They [NXT Talent] go out there and they perform at such a high level and it’s such a great locker room, such a great roster, so much talent in there. And when NXT does LIVE events here or any of the live events outside of Florida; Takeovers etc. The crowd responds to the work, they do. And then they go to Saint Petersburg, my hometown, I love St.Pete very much but my God they are out there busting their humps and I don’t know wtf St. Pete wants to get off their hands and make some noise. You got Velveteen Dream and Roderick Strong crushing it and the people are just sitting there not making a peep. I would quit running St. Pete until they are actually grateful to have a wrestling show there again. They run it too much. I go to Full Sail, it’s just fine in there. They know what they’re looking at and here’s another thing too, partly in defense of the fans. The fans like a certain thing in certain areas. In Florida, they like the gaga. I am not sure if you understand what I mean but the old southern, work the people, one, two, in the corner. And NXT shows are going out there and they’re giving them just their normal NXT show. And if they maybe sprinkle a little gaga in there it might help. You have to know your crowd. And adjust accordingly.”

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