Sean "X-Pac" Waltman, an iconic figure in professional wrestling, reflects on his illustrious journey from in-ring battles to unforgettable tag team moments with D-Generation X and the NWO. Yet, among his myriad memories, Waltman often revisits the dawn of his WWE tenure, where his landmark victory against Razor Ramon stands out as the pinnacle moment of his career.
Speaking to "Insight with Chris Van Vliet," Waltman candidly remarked, "That specific win over Razor isn't just a highlight in my professional life but a significant turning point in my personal life as well." He emphasized how this wasn't merely another wrestling victory; it altered the course of his entire life.
"In terms of introducing someone new to the wrestling audience, that moment had an unparalleled impact," Waltman noted. While WWE often opts for extensive promotional vignettes for its wrestlers, Waltman's surprise victory over a WWE stalwart like Ramon, which many assumed would be an easy win for Ramon, made waves.
This unexpected outcome not only generated buzz around Waltman as a formidable contender but also showcased the unpredictability of wrestling outcomes, reiterating the age-old adage of 'anything can happen in WWE.'
Era of Strategic Bookings
In the contemporary WWE landscape, booking decisions can be fluid, often pivoting even as shows are airing live.
Yet, Waltman's revelation that he had foreknowledge of his imminent victory over Ramon weeks in advance underscores a different era of meticulous planning and storyline continuity. "Following that monumental win against Ramon, I jetted off to Japan," he recollected.
"I had prior commitments to fulfill, notably participating in a super junior tournament." He concluded with a chuckle, recounting the match's climax, "It might not have been the most elegant bout. Razor had me cornered for most of the match.
But then, he metaphorically 'slipped on a banana peel' with my moonsault securing the win. It was a moment I'll never forget."