Sean “X-Pac” Waltman on how to manipulate Vince McMahon, Jinder Mahal and creative control, who DX excluded from joining the group

The Tomorrow Show with Sean Waltman
Host: Keven Undergaro
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On Shane McMahon’s helicopter crash: “My first response was of course he survived a helicopter crash, it’s Shane McMahon.”

On Jinder Mahal not having creative control of his WWE character: “No, not in the way that people are interpreting what he’s saying. No one does, and no one ever has. I think that Vince probably did tell him you have the final say on this because some of it could be racially sensitive, or ethnically, cause he’s talking about a lot of things that are ethnically charged.”

When talking about whether Mahal should have more input, Sean said, “He should because he’s the one that’s out there saying these things. So I understand, if that’s what he’s talking about then ok, yes, but as far as like, ok, I have creative control so I don’t, I’m not going to lose to this person, no, I’m not dropping the title…In our industry when we talk about creative control, usually it means ok, they have control over everything that that character does. Who they wrestle, who they win, who they beat, who they lose to, what they say, you know, everything.”

When asked about who had the most creative control, Sean said, “Steve Austin, a lot. Rock, a ton. Us, D-Generation X. We had a ton!”

On how he used to manipulate Vince McMahon: “This is how it used to go all the time you guys. It was somebody would go, and I’ve been this person, ‘Oh that’s it this time I’m not backing down, I’m sticking to my guns.’ And you walk in there, and Vince will talk you into circles, and basically you’ll end up shaking his hand and saying thank you boss, and walking out doing exactly what you said you weren’t going to do… Actually we used to convince him that our idea was his to get shit done around there. Honestly that’s how it used to happen.”

Who DX excluded from joining the group: “Triple H turned on me so some people like that were in the creative department thought that we must need a new member, and we didn’t. And the guy was Sean Morley aka Val Venis and he’s great, and it just wasn’t right, you know.”

The advice Steve Austin gave Sean about podcasting: “He really gave me some of the most valuable advice, other than the help I’ve gotten from our fearless leader Keven Undergaro…Mainly it’s just about putting in the work, being prepared, and doing your homework.”


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