After wrestling indys for a long time Sean Waltman made his way to the Global Wrestling Federation, a fed that popped up in Dallas in the early 1990s. The fed worked out of the same region that World Class used to, and even had the same home, the Sportatorium. Waltman, who was using the Lightning Kid monicker at the time, was over as a major heel and despite his lesser size, his wrestling was fantastic. His mix of karate style moves and aerial ability really put Waltman over, and he feuded with the likes of Sam Houston and others in the fed. Other future stars that made their way into the GWF before making it big elsewhere were Marcus Bagwell (The Handsome Stranger), The Patriot, Stevie Ray and Booker T, and others.
The GWF, despite putting on quality programming and having a daytime slot on ESPN, didnt last, and when the group went out of business Waltman went to the WWF. He started with the monicker he used in the GWF but switched to the Cannonball Kid and then to the 1-2-3 Kid. Waltman was used as an up and coming jobber, but got a major push when he had a surprise win on RAW when he defeated Scott Hall (Razor Ramon) with a moonsault. The victory was a major shocker, as Hall was a huge heel in the WWF in 1993. Hall, whose pride was hurt, offered the Kid 10,000 dollars to wrestle him again in a rematch. After being warned by officials and announcers not to let Hall get his hands on him, the 1-2-3 Kid accepted the offer anyway because he needed the cash to help his family. Waltman fought Hall, and in the middle of the match Waltman grabbed the bag of money and ran out into the parking lot to a running car and took off, in one of RAWs funniest moments. Waltman went on to face IRS (Mike Rotunda) and upset him too. When Ted Dibiase and IRS swore revenge on the Kid, and started bashing him, Hall came to his aide, and made his face turn. The two would stay together until 1995 when Waltman turned on Hall as a special ref during one of Halls IC title defences. In between that time, Waltman won the tag belts with Bob Holly.
After backstage problems in the WWF, and the departing of his friends Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, Waltman jumped to WCW where he was the perfect fit as the NWOs cruiserweight. He adopted more of an attitude and immediately went after Eddie Gurrero and his US title belt, stealing it from him right after he beat Diamond Dallas Page for it in a tournament. In one of WCWs better matches in 1997, Gurrero and Syxx, who was his monicker at the time, had a Ladder Match at the first NWO Souled Out which featured Waltman drop kicking Gurrero while they were both on the top of the ladder. Waltman lost the match, but would later get gold anyway. He took on Dean Malenko and defeated the Iceman for his Cruiserweight title when Gurrero attempted to help Malenko and the help backfired, setting up a Gurrero/Malenko feud. Syxx would go on to hold the belt for a while, but lost it at a special L.A. house show to Chris Jericho when the Lionheart was still a face. Waltman made comments the day after winning to Jericho the next night ..you didnt beat anything until you got back to your hotel room that night.. and started what would be his long run at giving the censors a sweat.
After fighting Jericho several times, Syxx started bashing Ric Flair, accusing him of ripping off Buddy Rogers, and started pointing out that he was one of the reasons why Hall and Nash were held back during their first WCW stint. Flair, who just had recovered from rotator cuff surgery, started sending verbal barrages Waltmans way, and thus one of the best interview vs interview feuds in recent memory started. Both men started getting into trouble with the censors, and Flair really had them steaming when he made the comment to Waltman ... Ive had more World Titles than youve had pieces of ass!!! which shocked Waltman to the point, he started cracking up laughing before the response. The two fought, and had some good matches. The highlight was when the Outsiders were taking on Chris Benoit and Flair, and Waltman attacked Flair outside the ring during the match, getting him in the Buzzkiller on the floor, which really put Syxx over. Inside the ring, Benoit took on both Outsiders for a while, but seemed doomed when Kevin Nash picked him up for the powerbomb. Benoit countered with a dozen rapid fire punches to Nashs face, and sent the both of them tumblin over the top rope hitting the guardrail.
After feuding with Flair, Syxx injured his neck, a nagging injury which always seemed to strike whenever he was starting to get hot in the ring, and was taken off the air after Larry Zybysko got him in a Gracie Lock when he interfered in a match last fall at a pay per view. While Waltman was recovering from his neck injury, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash were having it out backstage with Eric Bischoff, Waltman, who Bischoff hired despite a bad backstage reputation as a goodwill gesture to Nash and Hall, became caught up in the battle and was let go via Fed Ex by Bischoff while Waltman sat at home. After realizing his mistake, Bischoff tried to make up, and seemed to have smoothed things out after the WWF made their first offer to Waltman but the WWF made a significant second offer, and then Waltman was off to Titanland.
After Waltman left WCW, Bischoff and Hogan covered it as Syxx not cutting the mustard. An irate Waltman came out on RAW as the new co-leader of Degeneration X, and bashed Hogan and Bischoff for their rip job on him on Thunder the week before. Waltman got over huge on his return, Waltman went on to his prankish ways, and returned to the ring during the stables feud with the Road Warriors.
Waltman won the European title, but lost it after suffering an injury. He continues to be way over, and is now leading Degeneration X since Hunter Hearst Helmsley is out with a knee injury. He lost his chance at the IC title to Ken Shamrock in the finals of the RAW IC belt tourney, and looks to remain a top contender for the belt.
*****Won the European belt for the second time by defeating D-Lo Brown at IYH Judgement Night. … Expand
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|Wrestling Society X: Season 1||Jan 26, 2007||Himself||tbd|
|WCW Monday Nitro: Season 7||Jan 8, 2001||Syxx||tbd|
|WCW Monday Nitro: Season 6||Jan 3, 2000||Syxx||tbd|
|WWE Jakked: Season 1||Sep 4, 1999||X-Pac||tbd|
|WCW Monday Nitro: Season 5||Jan 4, 1999||Syxx||tbd|
|WCW Monday Nitro: Season 4||Jan 5, 1998||Syxx||tbd|
|WCW Monday Nitro: Season 3||Jan 6, 1997||Syxx||tbd|
|WCW Saturday Night: Season 1||Oct 19, 1996||Syxx||tbd|
|WCW Monday Nitro: Season 2||Jan 1, 1996||Syxx||tbd|
|WCW Monday Nitro: Season 1||Sep 4, 1995||Syxx||10|
|WWE Monday Night RAW: Season 3||Jan 2, 1995||X Pac||tbd|
|WWE Monday Night RAW: Season 2||Jan 3, 1994||X Pac||tbd|
|WCW Clash of the Champions: Season 1||Mar 27, 1988||Syxx||tbd|