WWE Hall Of Famer Sean “X-Pac” Waltman discussed his recent Hall Of Fame induction alongside D-Generation X this year prior to WrestleMania 36 on an episode of his podcast, ‘X-Pac 12360.’ Waltman talked about seeing Chyna’s mother and sister at the ceremony, wanting the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal named after Chyna, and being nervous during his speech.
Here are the highlights:
Seeing Chyna’s mother and sister at the ceremony: “Great seeing [Chyna’s sister] Kathy. I haven’t seen her in a long time,” said Waltman. “And I got to meet Joanie’s mom, it was really nice meeting her. And it was crazy to look in her eyes, basically I was looking into Joanie’s eyes. It’s really really weird. I saw a lot of Joanie in her. And it was amazing seeing Kathy again….”
Wanting the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal named after Chyna: “I did mention something before we went out, I asked a question. I said, ‘Has anyone talked about that,'” Waltman said. “And someone said, ‘no, no one’s ever brought it up’ and I am like ‘well I am.’… I read people going ‘oh, I am disappointed that they didn’t turn it into the Chyna Battle Royal like the next day.’ I said it the night before.
“Can you at least wait till next year to b*** about it? If they don’t do it next year, I can see people complaining about it. But God, can you at least give them one year? I had no doubts about this but I know a lot of people did. I knew that she would be honored properly, and she was. I just thought it was really nice for her and that she’d be extremely happy with all of that. I know her as well as anyone, and it felt like she was there.”
Being nervous during his speech: “It was really stressful and I was nervous as f***. I was writing on little cue cards, notes & sh** up until that moment we went riding out on that Jeep. I was so nervous and there were so many people I didn’t get to thank that I wanted too, just out of being nervous and also wanting to keep it short,” said Waltman.
“Let me just say this, there are so many people I didn’t get to thank. I didn’t get to thank Kane. And I talked to him about it afterwards, I felt so bad. My girlfriend’s telling me you need to quit worrying about all this and enjoy and I was so worried about all these people that I didn’t get to thank. There’s so many….
“What am I gonna say? Holy sh**. Like now I am in front of all these people and at least I got these four guys out there with me. But it’s been a long time since I’ve talked in front of that many people. Well, I don’t know if I’ve ever talked in front of that many people before. It was great though, regardless of how I felt about my part of it. Overall, I thought the whole Hall of Fame was good.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions