WWE alumni Sean Waltman spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard to talk about who Vince Russo wanted in D-Generation X, Bullet Club and Scott Hall.
Waltman first spoke about the Bullet Club faction established in New Japan Pro Wrestling:
“I’m a big Bullet Club fan. I’m flattered that they were inspired by us. They took our recipe, like the Young Bucks and the ‘Too Sweet’ sign, but they’re also distinctively Bullet Club. Even though they are adding on in numbers, they have remained fairly discriminatory in who they add. Marty Scurll is fantastic and I am a big fan of his work. They’re not just throwing a Bullet Club shirt on a guy to get him over, and that’s smart. They need to listen to their gut and not back down.”
While in WWE, Waltman was a notorious member of DX, competing alongside Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, Billy Gunn adn Road Dogg. However, Vince Russo lobbied to have Val Venis join them.
“Russo wanted to put Val Venis in DX, but we said no. We stuck to our guns because he wasn’t right for DX. So, for Bullet Club, if New Japan or Ring of Honor wants Bullet Club to do something they don’t want to do, Bullet Club needs to remember this is their creation and their baby. Stick to your guns. If you feel like someone is not right, then don’t let it be done.”
When Waltman first started, he credits Scott Hall with being instrumental in helping him find himself in the business.
“I’m very grateful for Scott Hall’s willingness to take me under his wing and help me. That’s when our chemistry started. Scott already had me in mind when Vince McMahon ran the idea by him. Scott had seen me on ESPN with the Global Wrestling Federation. Scott was like Curt Hennig in the sense that he’d take the younger guys under his wing and try to teach them. People like to talk about Scott’s selfishness, but he did a lot of selfless work in wrestling that isn’t talked about. Scott was very guarded about his knowledge. He didn’t share it with everyone.”
Waltman also discussed more about the New World Order, Scott Hall and his recent arrest here.
I think Sean Waltman did a lot of incredible things while in WWE and even to this day. I also like to see how supportive he is of talent like the Bullet Club and such, rather than knocking them down.
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