WWE Hall Of Famer Sean “X-Pac” Waltman was interviewed this week by Chris Van Vliet to talk about beating addiction, the NWO and DX, so-called “X-Pac Heat,” teaming with Kane and his HOF induction.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Waltman said Cannabis has helped him in his recovery:
“I have to give a lot of the credit to where I’m at now to cannabis. You know, 12-step, and AA, NA, and all that, they’ll tell you ‘You’re not clean.’ Some people will tell me ‘You’re not in recovery,’ Dude, if this isn’t f**king recovery, what is man? I’m living my life. My life is great. I use this drug to make that happen. It’s amazing. For me to talk about where I’m at now, and say, ‘I’ve cleaned my act up’, and not mention that, I’m not doing a service.”
Waltman said he almost lost his arm due to not taking care of an injury:
“I was in a match. You know Nick Aldis. Nick and I were in a tag match. I don’t want to get into the specifics of how it happened, but it had to do with a clothesline. I hit him, and I tore my pec completely, and my bicep. My pec is gone. I only have half a pec on this side. My bicep is torn. It’s guts into a ball. That was brutal. That was the most f**king pain I’ve ever had in my life. I drove four hours home because I was living in Philly at the time. My arm, everything swelled up, and they almost had to cut my arm off. I had this thing called compartment syndrome. Everything started filling up with blood. I should have gone to the hospital instead of driving home for four hours.”
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