During the latest edition of his “Pro Wrestling 4 Life” podcast, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman commented on the Blood & Guts match that took place on last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho’s bump off the top of the cage, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the Blood & Guts match: “I thought it was really good for that type of match. I thought it lived up to what it was supposed to be. When you’re hyping a match, a lot of times, things don’t turn out anything like it should. It was hyped, but this one did. I was surprised it was on TV, should have been a pay-per-view.”
On the criticism around the gimmicked cage fall by Chris Jericho: “It doesn’t help. It doesn’t help. I just think if they would have had a different camera angle, we wouldn’t be talking about this.”
On WWE reportedly thinking the match ‘set the business back 30 years’: “When you first told me about the reaction from them, I was like, ‘Really?’ But maybe if you’re just talking about dealing with sponsors because there’s big-time corporate sponsors involved in wrestling these days, well, WWE. And so I guess I can understand why they might feel that way because wrestling gets painted with a very broad brush.
“I remember back when ECW was hot, we were still doing the cartoon thing in WWF. I remember Pat Patterson one time really shi**ing on the ECW thing. I guess just because of the content, and the thing about it is we ended up doing the same s**t a couple of years later at the peak of the industry and for the company. I mean, it wasn’t as brutal as ECW, but we got a lot of stuff from ECW.”
On if he thought the match was too violent: “No, but who am I to say? Some people like that. There’s a place for a lot of things. Wrestling doesn’t belong to any one company.”
On Sammy Guevara’s unprotected chair shot to Wardlow’s head: “Yeah, we shouldn’t be, especially unprotected. Put your hands up at least. We know enough about what happens if you get hit in the head like that. I wish it wouldn’t be done today in 2021. Come on. There’s other things we can do out there.”