Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13 1972) is an American professional wrestler. Waltman is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the ring names 1-2-3 Kid and X-Pac, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the ring name Syxx and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Syxx-Pac and also Sean Waltman. Since leaving TNA in January 2006, Waltman has wrestled on the independent circuit under both his real name and the ring name 6-Pac. He was also contracted to MTV's Wrestling Society X. Waltman was also part of the backstage group of wrestlers known as The Kliq.. He is also known for his tumultuous relationship with fellow wrestler , with whom he made a sex tape. It was released in 2004 and entitled .
When he arrived in the World Wrestling Federation he was made a jobber and given a number of different names such as the Kamikaze Kid, Cannonball Kid, and The Kid. After a few months of this he suddenly won an "upset" over Razor Ramon on the May 17 1993 episode of WWF Monday Night Raw. He then renamed himself the 1-2-3 Kid. This win and the Kid were worked into Ramon's feud with Ted DiBiase with DiBiase taunting Ramon repeatedly over losing to a nobody until he too was pinned by the Kid.
For the next two years, Waltman's character played the role of the natural underdog and displayed a rebellious attitude until the Raw before Survivor Series 1995 where he was the guest referee in a match between Razor Ramon and Sycho Sid and turned heel. While Razor was attempting the Razor's Edge, The Kid pulled Sid down and fast counted Razor, giving Sid the win. Doing this, he joined Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Corporation. 1-2-3 Kid remained with this faction until the end of Waltman's first WWF run. In his first run, he held two WWF World Tag Team titles, (once each with Marty Jannetty and Bob Holly) and came close to defeating Bret Hart for the WWF title in July 1994.
In February 1997 at SuperBrawl VII, Syxx had another opportunity for championship gold, defeating Dean Malenko to officially become the Cruiserweight Champion. In June 1997, he dropped the Cruiserweight Title to Chris Jericho at a non-televised webcast house show in Los Angeles, California minutes after a successful defense against Rey Mysterio, Jr.. Syxx then began a feud with Ric Flair, losing to Flair at Road Wild in August. Syxx was then involved in a controversial parody of the Four Horsemen stable, where he portrayed Ric Flair. This led to the WarGames match at Fall Brawl, with Syxx teaming with Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell, and Konnan to face the Four Horseman team of Flair, Steve McMichael, Chris Benoit, and Curt Hennig. The nWo won the match after Hennig turned on the Horsemen and joined the nWo.
During that October, Waltman injured his neck and was forced out of action. While he was out injured, he was fired by then WCW President Eric Bischoff as a show of force to keep the more popular Scott Hall and Kevin Nash in check due to locker room instability caused by the three. When Kevin Nash questioned Bischoff and Hogan about Waltman's release on an episode of WCW Thunder, Hogan replied that Waltman could not "cut the mustard."
Following that Raw, Waltman was initially being billed as "The Kid" on the World Wrestling Federation homepage, but became known as "X-Pac" by the next broadcast (a multiple reference to: his departure from "The Wolfpac" aka Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and himself ie "Ex-(Wolf) pac" as well as his reported love for rap music, mostly by Tupac Shakur), a direct reference to D-Generation X and a variation of the unofficial (un-trademarked) nickname of "Syxx-Pac" he was sometimes referred to by Nash during his WCW tenure.
As a member of DX, Waltman feuded with many wrestlers such as Jeff Jarrett, and he eventually won the European Championship from D'Lo Brown in 1998. Brown and Waltman traded the title a couple of times with Waltman ultimately winning the championship at Judgment Day in October 1998. Waltman held the European Championship until February 1999 when he lost the title to Shane McMahon. At WrestleMania XV in 1999, Waltman had a rematch with McMahon for the European Championship, but Triple H turned on him and cost Waltman the title.
Waltman then paired off with Road Dogg against Triple H, Chyna and Billy Gunn in a split of DX over the principles of the stable. Waltman and Road Dogg wanted DX to be about rebellion while Triple H, Chyna and Billy Gunn wanted it to be about making money. A few weeks after WrestleMania Waltman formed a tag team with Kane; a mute, brooding, menacing loner. Waltman and Kane went on to hold the WWF Tag Team Championship two times. After DX was reunited in late 1999, Waltman led Kane to believe that he would be inducted into DX, but instead betrayed him and eventually stole his girlfriend, Tori. In the summer of 2000, Waltman feuded with fellow DX member Road Dogg and Chris Jericho. He was out of action for three months due to a neck injury caused when Jericho botched a powerbomb in the fall of that same year.
Upon his return to action, Waltman found himself without an angle. His most notable actions in the next two years were forming the short-lived stable X-Factor along with Justin Credible and Albert. During this time, he won the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship and the WCW Cruiserweight Championship, held by Billy Kidman, and became the first and only person to hold both belts simultaneously. When X-Factor broke up due to Credible joining The WCW/ECW Alliance, he feuded with Kidman and Tajiri, until he had to take time off for another injury, after losing the WCW Cruiserweight Title to Tajiri. The WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was abandoned upon his return to WWF television, although he defended the belt on several house shows just before his return to television.
When Hall, Nash and Hogan returned to the WWF in 2002 and Hogan's nostalgic popularity required that he be turfed from the latest incarnation of the nWo, Waltman, who had been out with an injury, returned and immediately attacked Hogan, claiming he had been waiting four years to do so, stemming from shoot comments from Hogan on WCW Thunder in 1998 after he was fired that he couldn't "cut the mustard". This storyline was immediately dropped with the nWo members being drafted to Raw while Hogan being drafted to SmackDown! in the first ever WWE Draft Lottery.
During the nWo's feud with the tag team of Booker T and Goldust, Booker was set to take the next step in his WWE evolution to the main event level. To achieve this end, he was booked to beat nWo member Waltman in a short feud between the two. Waltman refused to lose to Booker as he recognized himself to be the bigger star and the bigger draw. This, combined with an incident at an airport where he collapsed for "unknown reasons", led to Waltman being released by WWE and nWo member The Big Show taking his place in the feud.
Waltman debuted in Xtreme Pro Wrestling on February 28 2003, winning the XPW Television Championship from Kaos. He retained the title in a bout with Juventud Guerrera on March 1 2003 and held the title until the promotion closed in April 2003.
Russo left TNA in November 2004, and Waltman returned to the promotion on February 13 2005 at Against All Odds, attacking Jeff Jarrett during his NWA World Heavyweight Championship match with Kevin Nash. Nash, Waltman and Diamond Dallas Page formed an alliance against Planet Jarrett (Jarrett, The Outlaw and Monty Brown) which disbanded when Nash and Page left TNA to focus on their respective acting careers.
At TNA's Hard Justice in 2005, Waltman substituted for Jeff Hardy, who no-showed, and faced Raven in a House of Fun match. Waltman lost the match after Raven back-dropped him through a steel cage. On June 19 at Slammiversary, Waltman took part in a five man King of the Mountain match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. In the course of the match, Waltman cost the incumbent and defending champion A.J. Styles the title, by delivering an X-Factor off a ladder. As a result, Waltman turned heel. The heel turn eventually lead to a match between Styles and Waltman at No Surrender, which Styles won after guest referee Jerry Lynn prevented Waltman from cheating. As a result, Waltman challenged his former partner to a match at Sacrifice. After Lynn won the match with a victory roll, Waltman attacked him and endeavored to re-injure his shoulder.
After Sacrifice, Waltman was partnered with Alex Shelley, and together they won the Chris Candido Cup. As a result of their tournament victory, Waltman and Shelley received a shot at the NWA World Tag Team Championship at Unbreakable. At Unbreakable, however, Waltman was announced as having no-showed the event. He was not heard from until September 19 2005 when he was reported to have contacted a family member in Florida. Waltman made a final appearance with TNA at Final Resolution on January 15 2006, defeating Raven with the assistance of Larry Zbyszko.
Waltman re-appeared on the May 14 2008 edition of NWA Wrestling Showcase, facing Adam Pearce for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The match came to a quick end when Waltman legitimately injured his knee five minutes into what was supposed to be a 30–60 minute long match. Waltman won by disqualification when The Real American Heroes attacked him, along with Pearce.
In an early 2008 interview, Juventud Guerrera, who had been working with Waltman in AAA, claimed Waltman had recently tried to commit suicide due to depression. This was confirmed by The Wrestling Observer, which reported that Webb had found Waltman hanging by his neck in his Mexico City apartment, on the verge of death. He was subsequently taken back to the U.S for treatment. Reportedly, Waltman had been speaking positively of his experiences in AAA, and he has denied attempting suicide, claiming the incident was a result of mixing alcohol and anti-depressants. Following the incident, long-time friend Kevin Nash flew to Texas to check Waltman into a rehabilitation facility for both his addiction and his psychiatric state. Nash also contacted friend Paul "Triple H" Levesque to discuss the new WWE policy of financing rehab for ex-employees.
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