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    Posted: 24/January/2011 at 15:00
Quote Former WWE talent Sean Waltman (a/k/a X-Pac) discussed reaching rock bottom when he attempted to commit suicide in his hotel apartment in Mexico City.

"I was in Mexico for three years. When I was there, things got really bad," Waltman recalled to the Miami Herald.

"I got in a heated argument that turned into physicality with my girlfriend [Alicia Webb]. I ended up striking her back. I always told myself that I would die before I would hit a woman. So when I did that, I was overcome with guilt and shame. I had no tools to handle it. The only thing I could think of was take a whole bottle of Valium or what was left of the bottle. It was probably around 400 milligrams of Valium.

"I hung myself from the roof of my apartment. It was the darkest moment of my life, or one of them, to get me to do that. It was a lot of build up that I didn�t know how to deal with."

Webb, known to wrestling fans as Ryan Shamrock during her time in WWE in 1999, found him.

"I was dead," said Waltman.

"She got me down, which I don't know how she did it. She is like superwoman. I swear. She did CPR and all that. She kept me alive for 45 minutes until the ambulance arrived. Then I was really on life support for three days.

Kevin Nash was there by his side the next day and helped check him into The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, a leading psychiatric hospital. He stayed there for four months, where he conducted some much needed soul searching.

Waltman also discussed his last stint with TNA Wrestling, noting that the main reason he is no longer with the company is because he contracted Hepatitis C. Certain athletic commissions prohibit him from wrestling. He said he would return to the organization, but strictly for a paycheck.

"Then try to last as long as I could before I go %$#$ing crazy because their writing sucks so bad," Waltman said.

"I was on my show, and somebody was talking about it. I told them they dip their pen in $%^& before they write their shows. I have a relationship that is deeper than wrestling in WWE. Honestly, TNA it would strictly be for the paycheck. I really don't feel any emotional equity with those people at this point."

The outspoken wrestler feels that for the organization to succeed, they need to get rid of Vince Russo as a writer.

"I like Vince Russo the person. I love him as a human being. Supposedly to my face, he likes me, too, but they don't want me there because I'm always saying something sucks when it's the #$%^. They would rather bury their head in the sand than do something correct or listen to somebody else's input. Everyone is so defensive there. To me, I don't care whose idea it is. If it's a good idea, then lets do it. I don't care who gets credit for it..."

The former member of the New World Order and D-Generation X also gave his take on WWE's The Nexus faction. He feels the group is more similar to the nWo than DX.

"There would be no DX, if it wasn't for the nWo, in my opinion. It closely resembles the nWo stuff with the mob mentality and the simple looking logo on the shirt. It's kind of like let�s make it look less like nWo while copying it completely.

"I like Wade Barrett a lot. I think he has tons of potential. Just to put a guy like that, who is unproven or have any emotional equity with the fans as heel or babyface, it's hard. It was an effective angle, and they are still getting mileage from it.

"They had to resort to that as a result of having a shallow roster. The people bought into it to a certain extent, but there was never a revelation that was a bigger mastermind until the CM Punk thing. That's better to me, and I see it going in a different direction. I'm not sure if I like it much with all the initiation stuff and guys getting beaten up in the ring. I never liked that. In real life, especially in a street gang, who would do that? Nobody.

"I hated it in the nWo. They only did it in WWE really. They didn't really do it much when we were in WCW. We didn't beat our own guys up. It's retarded. Sorry. Now they have this Mason Ryan guy. I hated that. That's the writers."

Hitting his girlfriend was cowardly, but he soon found himself feeling guilty which is at least something.
 
It's great that Alicia could put the problems to one side to save the life of the man who beat her.
 
Nice that he's getting his life back on track, and is in a nice place.
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From Wikepidia.....
 
WWE Return (2011-present)

Sean showed up along with Kevin Nash (who had returned to WWE previously to participate in the 2011 Royal Rumble) as former Kliq members to embrace Shawn Michaels on stage after Triple H inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame prior to Wrestlemania XXVII. The group was all there, with the notable exception of Scott Hall. It had been reported from several WWE sources that on May,29 2011 Waltman had RE-Signed with the company.It is unknown if he will be a active wrestler or a road agent at the moment.

Last I heard Waltman had neck problems and probably wouldnt cope with a full schedule, his TNA stints were plagued with him constantly being high on painkillers. So I cant see him back as a on-screen performer. Think its more likely he will work as a trainer or agent or possibly in a on-screen non-wrestling role. Perhaps hes signed to a legends deal which may allow him to work the occasional match which I personally would be quite happy to see.
 
Also from Wikipedia.....
 
Asistencia Asesoria y Administraction (2007–2008)

In June 2007, Waltman began wrestling as a regular in Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) as alternatively 6-Pac or X-Pack as a member of Konnan's La Legión Extranjera (Foreign Legion). He was managed by girlfriend Alicia Webb.[9] Waltman usually used the D-Generation X theme music when he came out to the ring. He briefly left to go into rehab back in mid-2008, but returned at the Verano de Escándalo event in September 2008, turning against the Foreign Legion and announcing the creation of D-Generation Mex, a parody of WWE's D-Generation X, alongside Rocky Romero and Alex Koslov.

Would be superb to see the Degenration Mex faction in WWE, Koslov currently works for WWE's feeder ground FCW. I know the chances of this ever happening are pretty much nil.
 
Waltman did pave the way for the Cruiserweight style, as Kondor stated he popularised the quicker, smaller-guy, style of wrestling at a time when the major US promotions were dominated by talent that all had large physiques.
 
Waltman is a talented in-ring performer and very charismatic, this cant be taken away from him despite the fact his career was always helped by his associations with ''bigger name'' stars.
 
Its a shame that fans lost interest in him for so long causing the phrase ''X-Pac heat'' to be coined.
 


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Quote Former WWE Superstar Sean "X-Pac" Waltman recently appeared as a guest on The Tomorrow Show for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.

On WWE being ahead of its' time in terms of sexual harassment training: "I’ve been through all of this 25 years ago in WWE…they brought in after all the stuff that, different things happened. You know there was the steroid trial you know and all that but around the same time there were also different—other allegations. Well not so much allegations but you know…This ladies name was Lisa Wolf, and she was from HR, and this was obviously way before it was a publicly traded company…you’re bringing this lady in who has a meeting with us, and tells us, and there’s really, you know the female co-workers or, okay say the seamstresses or the different females that work there, were told ‘you can’t tell her she has a nice dress’ you know, and just even things like that. But it was stuff that was gone over and addressed that long ago, like 25 years ago in the WWE."

On The Sheik nearly burning to death: "I was looking at that picture of The Sheik getting caught in the fire… They did this match where they had the ropes all on fire all the way around, but some knucklehead didn’t understand that it sucks all the f*cking oxygen out of the middle, and the whole f*cking thing started melting, and everyone jumped out, but he’s got like two fake hips and he’s already 68 years old, and he can’t get out of the ring Kev. And the f*cking ring’s melting as he’s in there. And finally his ... Sabu goes in there and gets him out, and that’s right before I met him, and he was all f*cking burnt up and sh*t on the airplane when I met him…just still going, scaring people."

On how Mick Foley pitched "The Penis Plex" to Joey Ryan: "Some people hate this, some people think this is blasphemy for wrestling… I get the biggest kick out of people getting upset about that sh*t… This was all Mick’s idea. Mick came up to Joey and he’s going, ‘I got this idea if you’re ok with it! I’ll grab your c*ck, and then you flip me."

Check out the complete Sean Waltman interview from The Tomorrow Show at YouTube.com.

 
Adults shouldn't need training on how not to behave sexually inappropriate and I am surprised that's been around for so long, when in the entertainment industry it's only recently come out as a massive problem.
 
Nasty story about the Shiek. Why having fire involved in a match shouldn't be allowed, especially when one of the guys is a pensioner.
 
Such a WUM LOL Totally relatable to somebody who likes to wind people up for shits and giggles.
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