Sean Waltman informed TNA Entertainment management today that he will not appear on the November 27 episode of NWA-TNA: Total Nonstop Action. Waltman had also failed to appear on the November 13 episode and called about an hour prior to showtime to say he had overslept and missed his flight. His flight for that show was scheduled to depart at 11pm on November 12. Because of the previous problem with Waltman failing to appear on an NWA-TNA telecast, TNA Entertainment officials had lengthy conversations with Waltman prior to announcing on last week's telecast that he would be on the November 27 broadcast. Waltman repeatedly apologized for his unprofessional behavior the previous week and gave assurances that he would be in attendance for the November 27 show.
Sean Waltman had been scheduled to appear in a match teaming with Curt Hennig against NWA World Tag Team Champions Brian Lee and Slash and will be replaced in the match by BG James.
There are no current plans to use Sean Waltman on future NWA-TNA: Total Nonstop Action broadcasts.
So, is he: A) Pissed about Russo? B) An irresponsible tard? C) Too busy in Chyna?
Well, he wrestled at the 3PW indy show I went to in Philly on Saturday. It looked as though he was still injured (he and Sabu had a not very good match as a result), so I'm guessing the injury helped make up his mind not to attempt to wrestle on television.
Or he could just be Chyna homesick.
"Oh, a handful of change. I guess I can use this to go...um...buy some candy. So thank you for adding a step to my Halloween process"- homestarrunner
If Waltman's out, I'll bet he follows his new wife's lead and heads over to Japan. But in the immortal words of DDP, "That's not a bad thing. That's...a GOOD thing!" If a tenure in Japan doesn't turn Syxx-Pac back into the workrate machine he once was, then there truly is no hope for the guy.
I'm optimistic. Rediscovering his groove in Japan could lead to X-Pac coming back to WWE with a vengeance someday.
Maybe he was having to much fun with Chyna and forgot to set the alarm clock?
From the infamous Wrestleline SS interview:
DTD: If you were to make changes in WCW, if you were in charge and not Ric Flair, what would they be?
SS: I'd get rid of all the old guys, and push the talent that has waited to get the push. The things they are doing, it's back in the 1980s. It's just bad, man. Flair doesn't even deserve to be on the show. You've got to get rid of all the old guys. Like what Vince did, they started pushing guys. Nobody knew who The Rock was 2 years ago. He made The Rock. Now The Rock just did Saturday Night Live. You've got to start with the young talent, talent people can relate to. Who are we trying to relate to if we've got a 50 year old man out there? Are we trying to relate, so a 50 year people and above will go out and buy a f*cking little toy? That ain't gonna happen. It's a f*cking joke.
Originally posted by VanillaSkyWho cares? It's Waltman for God's sake!
i, for one, would love to see Waltman return to anything close to his original wrestling ability. i remember watching GWF on ESPN2 back in my junior high school days; my favorite was always the Lightning Kid, who later came to the WWF as the 1-2-3 Kid. i'm not kidding, he was quite the exciting high flier back in the day. it's just sad to see that he's become so maligned due to increasingly poor workrate (which you have to at least in some part attribute to lack of drive after being placed in terrible angles as of late -- and besides, is his wrestling really that bad when you compared him with guys like Hogan, who was just recently main-eventing pay per views?!).
I would also like to point out its 2002 and no one should give a shit about the guy anymore, either.
I don't actually watch TNA, but he was featured heavily in the ads on my PPV stations, so TNA has to be looking at this like they're promoting him, and if he doesn't show up its going to piss off fans. I think it would be very dumb for TNA to promote him again.
Then again, they made Ron Killings the world champ, so I guess anything is possible.
I wasn't saying that the promoter's had to do anything differently, although REAL drug testing for illegal narcotics would be nice. Not the "when he see a needle hanging out of your arm" testing policy.