Home » WWE News » Sean Waltman On Working With Shane McMahon At WrestleMania XV, Being Pushed As The 1-2-3 Kid

Sean Waltman discussed his career with Inside The Ropes this past Thursday as he promoted the Viva L.A Lucha Kickstarter campaign (details available here). Highlights from the interview are as follows:

On his huge promotion upon his arrival to the WWF in 1993 as the 1-2-3 Kid, compared to talent receiving opportunities today: “Okay, they were pushing me, but this is what I don’t understand. There’s some guys now who are getting their opportunities and doing a lot with them, but you can’t push something that doesn’t propel itself. Sometimes you’re limited to what you are talent wise. My angle was really unique when I came in. Usually a guy would come in with vignettes and then win some squash matches and get over that way. They seemed to have a well thought out plan for me. Plus the angle with Razor and I was the first storyline they ran on Raw so that was pretty cool.”

On being told he’s working with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania XV: “I didn’t like it going in, I was expecting to have this big WrestleMania match. But back then If something wasn’t my idea, I didn’t like it, even if it was a good one. I was a bit of a spoiled brat at the time. I remember thinking I wanted to have a really good WrestleMania match, but how was I gonna do that with somebody that’d never had a match before, but I told Vince y’know, he listens to me and I’ll do it but it’s my way. And the agreement was he’d do the job (laughs). But the overall picture of why we did the finish of the match, you know Hunter turned on me and a lot of good things came out of that. My team with Kane came out of that, Hunter’s big first championship run kinda came from that. I thought Shane did an amazing job, he really did. He rented the St Paul Civic Center, it had this little building that held 3-4,000 people called the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, he rented that and had someone in Detroit drive a ring and set it up in this empty building, so I’d go there and work out a match with him for WrestleMania. I wasn’t going anywhere on my days off. I thought that was really going above and beyond, sending a ring to Detroit, Shane and I ended up being pretty tight.”

Whether he watches TNA: “You know what I should, I really should, but I don’t. I don’t know why or what it is but it just doesn’t feel like must see TV to me.”

Thoughts on going down to NXT: “From where it was a couple of years ago it’s so much better, so much better. I actually think quite often it’s the best thing on TV. Sometimes I think the best stuff comes off of that show. Triple H is working closely with that too. ”

Waltman also discusses Bob Backlund, Kane, WCW, The Kliq and more. The full interview is available here.

  • Pewp

    No you didn’t because I didn’t even have a stupid Disqus account until they made us sign up for them to comment. My guess is that you were the “JohnCena” troll or whatever.

    When I began commenting I chose this name, Pewp because MMA and Pro Wrestling (the 2 things I comment on) are getting to that “full of crap” point and somebody needs to just say it sucks donkeycock for once.

  • Trollcules

    I saw your comments prior when I was an admin.You suck so bad i dont actually wanna even rub shoulder with your untalentless behind :( IDJIT

  • Pewp


    I was hoping for some good vitriol and poison but you keep bringing it like some 13 year old who just sprouted a little peach fuzz.

    Wait until you get your short & curly’s and come back.

  • Trollcules

    Oh you’re one Ron Simmons wannabe kinda buffoon rite!!??? F U

  • Pewp

    Damn. And for a minute there, I thought you were worth arguing with, like maybe you would burn me a good one. Damn.

  • Trollcules

    Nope mightbe younger but ur wife ain’t sayin I am anything down near your pigmy-sausage league

  • Pewp

    That is your rebuttal? What are you, 12?

  • Trollcules

    Yup…she’s up on 100,001 just below your spouse on 100,002

  • Pewp

    Nobody wants to satisfy what Chyna needs. X-Pac looks like some aids infested meth addict. There isn’t much to rebutt here, unless you think Chyna is attractive?

    What? Just google up “Attractive Women” and you won’t find her anywhere near the top 100,000. Her career was pathetic, and maybe someday she will go to TNA and job to Mickie James and give Hulk Hogan some head. Maybe that is the best he could get anyway.

  • Trollcules

    Come on rebutt…you coward

  • Trollcules

    FCUK you,he just happens to satisfy what Chyna needs which Laveque can’t

  • Pewp

    With what? X-Pac will teach these people how to Troll-Bag in Chyna?

  • Pewp

    Sure, he can teach the younger guys how to go “Troll Bagging” in Chyna.

  • Scooter

    Sean always seems like a straight up nice guy, I honestly think if he could stay sober he’d make a great trainer in NXT.

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