Sean Michael Waltman is an American professional wrestler who has been wrestling over the past three and half decades. He is known under his ring names 1-2-3 kid and X-Pac in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) but now changed to WWE, Syxx in World Championship Wrestling and as Syxx-Pac in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. In between this period, he has won dozen of the championships. He is the only wrestler who has held the TNA X Division Championship, WCW Cruiserweight Championship and WWF Light Heavyweight Championship. Sean is a martial arts expert and has a black belt in Judo.
Born on 13 July 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, Sean had self described his childhood as troubled. He was raised by a single mother and stated that he was unsupervised since he reached 5 years of age. He was molested several times and had dropped out of school when he was in ninth grade. He was interested in wrestling since his young age and therefore, he had joined in the school wrestling team but quit it rather to cut his hair.
Sean Waltman had a lot of interest and enthusiasm for wrestling since his young age due to which he spent his times around wrestling ring working for free. He got trained under Joe Malenko, Boris Malenko, Karl Gotch and Masami Soronaka. He then made his debut in wrestling as The Lightning Kid. He had worked through various independent promotions including Global Wrestling Federation, Pro Wrestling America. He had won PWA Light Heavyweight title, PWA Iron Horse TV title and the GWF Light Heavyweight Championship. During his early years, he had worked together with Jerry Lynn winning the PWA Tag Team titles for two times. After Jerry Lynn was advised to give up wrestling completely due to his health issues, Sean made his way to WWF as The Lightening Kid.
Sean spent three years of his initial year career in WWF. In 1996, he joined at World Championship Wrestling (WCW) but was fired by the WCW President Eric Bischoff via Federal Express on late 1998. Sean returned to WWF, the night after WrestleMania XIV in 1998. He became “X-Pac” during that time and feuded with Jeff Jarett. He was in WWF till 2002. His time in WWF was quite an entertaining one. Afterwards, he played for TNA and Xtreme Pro Wrestling. Since 2006 till 2008, he was associated in Wrestling Society X and National Wrestling Alliance. In 2010, he made his return to TNA but on June he was released from his term and he made his return to WWE to celebrate the induction of Shawn Michaels in 2011 Hall of Fame. He later worked there as a Scout and Evaluator in Florida Championship wrestling. In March 2013, he was signed to WWE Legends contracts. He is still working in the WWE appearing rarely on the ringside but full time in the backstage.
Besides appearing in the wrestling ring, he had appeared in the 2004 amateur porn film 1 Night in China with his then-girlfriend Joanie Laurer, which had won Top Selling Release of 2006 by the Adult Video News Awards. He also had appeared in ESPN’s E: 60, a documentary on Scott Hall’s experience. He also hosted a weekly podcast. He has also appeared in several of the wrestling related video games like WWW SmackDown! Shut your mouth, WCW vs. NWO: World Tour, WWF RAW, WWE’13, WWE 2K14, etc.
Sean had a troubled childhood and so was his upbringing. After he became a professional wrestler, he became addicted to drugs due to which he was often sent to rehab. Sean stands the height of 6 feet and one inch weighing 91 kg. He is known for his finishing move X-Factor/ Syxx-Factor which is a sit-down buster. Sean has the net worth of $3 million.
Moving on to his personal life, he was once married. He was 19 years old at that time. He was married on 21 April 1994 to his wife named Terry, who was his teenage girlfriend. He has two children from her named Jesse, a son born on 1992 and a daughter named Kaitlyn born on 1995. The marital relationship was going smoothly for until some years but could not sustain the happiness for long, resulting divorce in 2002. After his divorce, he was in relationship with the WWF diva Joanie Laurer known as Chyna on the ring. Besides that, his name was associated with different WWE divas. Sean is currently single.
Sean has made his legacy in wrestling. He is one of the legends in the history of wrestling. There was once rumor on his death which is absolutely false. His biography can be found in different internet sites including Wikipedia, IMDb, wwe.com, etc.
Last modified: March 18, 2015
Published on: March 18, 2015
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