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X Pac reveals why he turned down a WrestleMania match with Chris Jericho

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Sean ‘X Pac’ Waltman opened up about his career on the latest episode of his podcast and talked about the opportunities he missed. Below are some of the highlights from the podcast:

Talking about his career in WWE, X Pac revealed that he thinks he could have had a better career if he had worked harder on his skills and have worked more days:

“I think, for me, I should have worked harder on my mic skills and I should have been a lot easier to deal with and I would have been pushed a lot better. And also, I didn’t allow them to work me more than 15 days a month and when you do that, then it kind of takes a lot of the opportunities off the table.”

Continuing on the topic, the WWE former Star revealed that he once turned down a program leading to a match between him and Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XV because of his contrarian nature:

“I was always a contrarian. I’m going to give you an example and I might’ve told you this one because I’ve told it several times of an example of what a dumbass I was. It was Vince and Shane, ‘we’re thinking of having you work Jericho at ‘Mania for the I.C. belt.’ I’m like, ‘no, I want to finish my program with Kane, which was already way on its last legs, but ‘no, I want to do this.’ So I mean, does that give you an example?”

After this Sean ended up not being a part of official WrestleMania match card and one could only imagine how different his career would have been if he had not ditched the opportunities given to him.


  • Rajah

    Hahaha, oops.

    Must have been planned for WM 2000. X-Pac and Kane didn’t feud until late 1999, and Jericho was in the IC picture come WM time.

  • CC

    But your story has lots of inacuracies. How could he be challenging Jericho for a title if Jericho was not with the company (Jericho first won that title in December 1999, 8 or 9 months AFTER Wrestlemania XV). X Pac was on the WM XV card, and even had a title match.
    Jericho did not even sign with WWE until June, 3 months after WM and was still contracted to WCW as his last match was in July that year, so no way could WWE have had plans for him to be at WM as they would have had to buy him out of a contract that only had a few months left to run.
    Some of these inacuracies might be down to Waltman, but you stated that he was not on the card for WM XV, when he was.

  • pitfallharry219

    You could just admit you got the story wrong instead of trying to gloss over that fact. Xpac WAS on the Wrestlemania XV card. He wrestled Shane McMahon for the European title.

  • Anutosh Bajpai

    Ric Flair was not in WWE at the time of the first SummerSlam but the company still had plans for him to main event the show which was scrapped after their deal didn’t work out.

  • pitfallharry219

    Cool story, bro, but Jericho wasn’t even in WWF at the time Wrestlemania XV happened.

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