Nov 15, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank
Real name: Sean Waltman
Weight: 212 lbs.
Date of birth: July 13, 1972
From: Minneapolis, MN
Pro debut: 1990
Trained by: Dean Malenko &
Finishing move: X-Factor
– Waltman was picked for his school wrestling team, but opted to quit rather than be forced to cut his hair
– Waltman began his professional career as ‘The Lightning Kid’
– On April 12, 1990, the Lightning Kid defeated Matt Derringer for the PWA Light Heavyweight title.
– The Lightning Kid defeated Derrick Dukes for the PWA Iron Horse Television title on April 20, 1990 in Mora, MN.
– On April 8, 1991, the Lightning Kid defeated Jerry Lynn for the PWA Light Heavyweight title.
– The Lighting Kid won a tournament to capture the GWF Junior Heavyweight title in Dallas, TX. The Kid defeated Lynn in the finals.
– On September 15, 1991, the Kid captured the same title from Chaz Taylor in Marietta, GA.
– In 1992, Waltman and Lynn toured Japan.
– The Lightning Kid and Lynn defeated Tony Denucci and Tommy Ferrera on March 2, 1993, for the PWA Tag Team Titles.
– On March 6, 1993, the Lightning Kid defeated Jimmy Jannetty for the MEWF (Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation) Light Heavyweight title in Dundalk, MD.
– The Lightning Kid and Lynn beat Denucci and Ferrera on April 3, 1993, for the PWA Tag Team title.
– Waltman made his WWF debut in the spring of 1993, dropping his first match to Louie Spicolli (Rad Radford).
– Waltman lost a succession of matches, before pulling off a major upset pinning Razor Ramon (Scott Hall) on the May 17, 1993 edition of “Raw.” After the upset, Waltman was dubbed the 1-2-3 Kid.
– On August 17, 1993, The 1-2-3 Kid defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels by DQ
– At Survivor Series ’93, The 1-2-3 Kid, Marty Jannetty, Randy Savage & Razor Ramon defeated Adam Bomb, Diesel, Rick Martel & Irwin R Schyster
– On January 10, 1994, the 1-2-3 Kid and Marty Jannetty captured the WWF World Tag Team title from the Quebecers (Jacques & Pierre), but lost them back to The Quebecers at a house show a week later
– At Survivor Series ’94, The Bad Guys (Razor Ramon, The 1-2-3 Kid, Fatu, Sionne & The British Bulldog) defeated The Teamsters (Diesel, Shawn Michaels, Owen Hart, Jeff Jarrett & Jim Neidhart)
– Bob “Hardcore” Holly and the 1-2-3 Kid teamed up to win the WWF World Tag Team title, defeating Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka in a tournament final at the 1995 Royal Rumble. They would lose the titles to The Smoking Gunns the next night on Raw
– Frustrated by his inconsistency, the Kid eventually sought the managerial guidance of “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. The move turned the Kid heel.
– At Survivor Series ’95, The Body Donnas (Skip, Tom Prichard, Rad Radford & The 1-2-3 Kid) defeated The Underdogs (Bob Holly, Marty Jannetty, Hakushi & Barry Horowitz)
– The 1-2-3 Kid downed Keith Hart at Stu Hart’s Tribute Show on December 15, 1995 in Calgary, Alberta.
– At the 1996 Royal Rumble, the Kid interfered in the Razor Ramon-Goldust Intercontinental title match, allowing Goldust to win the title.
– Months later, Waltman signed with World Championship Wrestling, where he would be renamed ‘Syxx’
– On September 16, 1996, Syxx joined the New World Order in his first appearance with the promotion
– The next week, Syxx made his WCW in-ring debut, defeating Jim Duggan
– Syxx captured the WCW Cruiserweight title from Dean Malenko at SuperBrawl VII in San Francisco, CA.
– In April 1997, Syxx defended the WCW Cruiserweight Title against Prince Iaukea, Rey Misterio Jr & Juventud Guerrera
– In May 1997, Syxx defended the WCW Cruiserweight Title against Rey Misterio Jr & Dean Malenko
– In June 1997, Syxx defended the WCW Cruiserweight Title against Chris Jericho, Dean Malenko, Rey Misterio Jr & Chavo Guerrero Jr
– At Fall Brawl ’97, The nWo (Kevin Nash, Syxx, Buff Bagwell & Konnan) defeated The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Curt Hennig, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael) in a War Games Match
– A neck injury sustained in October 1997 put Waltman out of action indefinitely. With his chronic injuries, and the professional relationship between Eric Bischoff and Waltman’s friends Kevin Nash and Scott Hall deteriorating, Syxx became a sacrificial lamb and was terminated on March 9, 1998.
– One night after Wrestlemania XIV, he was introduced on “Raw” as the newest member of Degeneration X. He used the occasion to shoot on Bischoff and “Hollywood” Hogan, claiming that Hall and Nash were being held hostage by WCW.
– At King of the Ring ’98, the now ‘X-Pac’ defeated Owen Hart
– At SummerSlam ’98, X-Pac defeated Jeff Jarrett in a Hair vs Hair Match
– On September 15, 1998, X-Pac captured the WWF European title from D-Lo Brown.
– At In Your House 24, D-Generation X (X-Pac, Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) defeated Jeff Jarrett, Dennis Knight & Mark Canterbury
– Two weeks later, Brown regained the title, but X-Pac took the title back at Judgment Day ’98.
– At Royal Rumble ’99, X-Pac defeated Gangrel to retain the WWF European Title
– Kane and X-Pac defeated Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart for the WWF World Tag Team title on March 30, 1999, during the “Raw” television tapings.
– Kane and X-Pac defeated Brown and Mark Henry at the 1999 Over the Edge PPV in Kansas City, MO.
– At Fully Loaded ’99, X-Pac and the Road Dogg defeated Gunn and Chyna for the rights to the DX name.
– On August 9, 1999, X-Pac & Kane defeated The Acolytes (Faarooq & Bradshaw) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles, but would lose them to The Undertaker & The Big Show 3 wweks later at Summerslam
– At Unforgiven ’99, X-Pac defeated Chris Jericho by DQ
– X-Pac defeated Kane, Faarooq, and Bradshaw in a four corners match at the 1999 No Mercy in Cleveland, OH.
– At No Way Out 2000, X-Pac defeated Kane in a No Holds Barred Match
– At Judgment Day 2000, Road Dogg & X-Pac defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) in a Tables Match
– At King of the Ring 2000, Road Dogg, X-Pac & Tori defeated The Dudley Boyz in a Handicap Dumpster Match
– At Summerslam 2000, X-Pac defeated Road Dogg
– In October 2000, X-Pac went down with a neck injury. He would be out of action until the new year
– After a three-month absence from television, X-Pac returned on the February 12, 2001 episode of “Raw” to interfere in an Intercontinental title match between Chris Jericho and Eddy Guerrero
– A short time later, X-Pac and Justin Credible formed X-Factor with Albert.
– At Backlash ’01 in Chicago, IL, X-Factor defeated the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray, D-Von, and Spike)
– On June 25, 2001, X-Pac pinned Jeff Hardy for the WWF Light Heavyweight title in New York, NY.
– On the July 30, 2001 edition of “Raw,” X-Pac pinned Billy Kidman to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Title and win the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– At Summerslam ’01, X-Pac defeated Tajiri to reclaim the WWF Light Heavyweight Title, having lost it two weeks earlier
– In October 2001, X-Pac went down with another injury, which would keep him out of action until February
– After a brief stint with HWA, X-Pac joined Hall and Nash in the New World Order on the March 21, 2002 episode of “Smackdown.”
– At Insurrextion ’02 in London, England, X-Pac pinned Bradshaw.
– In the summer of 2002, X-Pac and WWE decided to part ways.
– Waltman (as Syxx-Pac) made his NWA-TNA PPV debut on September 18, 2002
– On the October 9, 2002 TNA PPV in Nashville, TN, Syxx-Pac won a free for all ladder match to capture the X division title.
– On February 28, 2003, X-Pac defeated Kaos in Los Angeles, CA to win the XPW Television title.
– The next day, Waltman retained the title against Juventud Guerrera
– Waltman took time away from the wrestling business in 2004
– In February 2005, Waltman announced that he was TNA bound. He would return to action during the Against All Odds PPV
– At the 2005 Lockdown PPV, Waltman, BG James and Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jeff Jarrett, Monty Brown and The Outlaw
– On August 16, 2005, Waltman teamed with Alex Shelley to win the Chris Candido Memorial Cup, defeating Chris Sabin & Shocker in the final. This earned Waltman & Shelley a shot at the NWA Tag Team Titles, but Waltman no-showed that event and was blackballed by TNA for a spell
– Waltman made a one-night return to TNA at Final Resolution ’06, defeating Raven
– Waltman was part of the short-lived MTV WSX project through 2006
– On April 21, 2007, Waltman defeated Adam Pearce to win the NWA Heritage Title, but would lose it back to Pearce a week later
– In May 2007, Waltman became a regular for Mexico’s AAA promotion
– On November 10, 2007, X-Pac defeated NWA World Champion Adam Pearce by DQ
– At TripleMania XVII, X-Pac, Charly Manson & Rocky Romero defeated La Legion Extranjera (Zorro, Escoria & Ozz)
– In August 2009, Waltman abruptly left AAA
– On August 26, 2009, X-Pac defeated AWR Champion Rene Dupree by DQ
– On January 4, 2010, Waltman (as Syxx-Pac) returned to TNA during their three-hour live special. He would reunite with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash to form ‘The Band’
– At Destination X ’10, Syxx-Pac & Scott Hall defeated Kevin Nash & Eric Young
– In June 2010, TNA released Waltman
– In April 2011, Waltman revived his 1-2-3 Kid character to compete in Chikara’s Rey de Voladores Tournament. He reached the final, but lost to El Generico
– On June 18, 2011, Waltman fought NWA New York Champion Cheech Hernandez to a no-contest
– On September 9, 2012, X-Pac defeated Shawn Daivari in the final of a tournament to become the first BBWF Caribbean Champion
– At House of Hardcore IV, X-Pac & Rikishi defeated Matt Striker & Gangrel
– On May 8, 2015, X-Pac & Joey Janela defeated The Playaz Club (Damien Darling & Erik Andretti) to win the JCW Tag Team Titles, but lost them a week later to Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik