By: TK Trinidad
SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN TALKS ABOUT 30 FOR 30: NATURE BOY
Former Wrestler, Pete Gas is the special guest on X-PAC 12360 and Talks About His Favorite Moment with Vince McMahon
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Sean on Ric Flair 30 for 30:No one on this earth has ever been a more authentic version. That is really the Nature Boy Ric Flair. There is no Richard Flair. I’m sorry, there hasn’t been one for a long long time… It seems like there are no regrets there and then obviously there are. It’s almost like you disassociate (yourself) but you kind of have to disassociate a little bit from a lot of that. I’m speaking for myself here because a lot of that stuff really hit close to home. When they start getting towards the children. When Megan and David (Flair) when they spoke on there, (Flair 30 for 30) that was heartbreaking, especially how it affected David (Flair)… It’s such a selfish thing. It’s about the most selfish thing in the world and I’m speaking for myself too. Everything takes a backseat to professional wrestling. Your kids, your wife, everything.
Sean on thoughts on if WWE has any issues with Omega vs Jericho:I’m sure they’re (WWE) not happy about it. At the same time, I don’t think there is anything going on under the surface like, Okay Vince is behind this. That’s just people getting wound up and coming up with conspiracy theories.
Sean recalls Vince’s Motorcycle Crash: Vince was driving a Boss Hoss motorcycle. Somebody ends up pulling out in front of him and he (Vince) goes flying fifty-feet cracking his pelvis. He (Vince) even comes to TV and gets out of his wheelchair because he won’t let anybody see him in his wheelchair. That’s how crazy Vince was.
Pete Gas Shares His Reaction To Hearing About Shane’s Helicopter Incident: I didn’t even know, I was working and my phone starts blowing up about Shane- you know asking if Shane is okay. I didn’t know what was going on so I hit the news and I see it, so I called him, and I said ‘obviously you’re alright because you’re talking to me’ and he says ‘Yeah, I am fine…’. And the thing is that he won’t sell anything like when he last jumped off the cage against Kevin Owens, he was hurting and I called him, he no-sold me as usual. And then I find out he cracked ribs- so I called him back and I said, ‘Don’t kayfabe me, you always do that.’ And he says ‘Yeah, I cracked a few ribs, I am a little sore, but I’ll be alright.’
Pete Gas Shares The Moment Vince McMahon Said He Was Proud Of Him:After we became involved and got contracts we weren’t allowed to drive with Shane. And Vince and Shane were driving together- and I remember the phone ringing and I was driving and Rodney answered, and Shane said ‘Put me on speaker so Gas can hear.’ And he said, ‘Guys someone here wants to talk to you.’ I get goosebumps every time I say this because it’s the one and only time Vince has ever said this, ‘Boys, the ratings came out, you guys had the highest rated 15 minute segment in wrestling history on cable.’ Then he went on to say, ‘ I’m proud of you.’ We never heard that from him, never heard it again afterwards. That is in my head forever.
Pete Gas talks about the time Bob Holly called him a tough SOB :I’m going to leave; I’m grabbing the remaining of my books that didn’t sell. I put them in the car, I go back to say my goodbyes & I turned to leave, and Bob Holly grabs my arm & he pulls me in and says “Hey, I wanna tell you something. I need you to call Rodney on your way home and tell him this too.” He says “You’re one tough son of a bitch.” I laughed, he goes on, “I don’t know if you know this he said but after you guys came back from Brisco & Patterson, basically, when you guys got your contracts we tried to see if we can break you guys. You guys pay your dues. We tried to break you”, I go yeah that’s in the book, we had to pay our dues. He said, “ no, I use to have matches that I was punching you for real; I wanted to see if you wanted to fight me or bitch & moan whatever you’re going to do. You would come back to gorilla laughing and smiling every time you loved it.”
Pete Gas mentions the two things he regrets in his wrestling career:There are two regrets in my career that I wish. One, is that we got to work with Hunter and got to learn from him and to me he’s absolutely brilliant. We did vignetts with him and he called me a bucket head; that was fun and stuff but I mean actually working with him in the ring, like actually learning in the ring would have been amazing.The other thing was when we first started we took a stunner from Stone Cold in MSG on a house show. We came out with The Rock, and it was a huge thrill. We got a stunner from Stone Cold, beer poured on us Rock came in and gave us a double peoples elbow in MSG – Stone cold wasn’t happy the way we took the stunner & unfortunately, I think because of that, we didn’t get to work with him as much, and I don’t think he wanted to work with us. One day on my bucket list I want to apologize and say sorry.
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