About a week or two ago, Sean Waltman (a.k.a. X-Pac, Syxx, and Syxx-Pac) opened up his own website and, along with it, a personal blog. The blog is one of the better professional wrestling blogs that I’ve read because Waltman is totally honest in his assessment of certain individuals and companies.
For example, after a heart-wrenching revelation where Waltman revealed some details about his personal life, he went on to criticize iMPACT Wrestling on a variety of fronts. Here is the text from the portion of that blog entry which deals specifically with iMPACT Wrestling:
Mick has been in the headlines a lot in the last few days regarding Impact(TNA)Wrestling. I hear that some of the higher ups in that company describe Mick as hard to work with. That sounds like code for “Mick is too smart for us to bamboozle & is a threat to all of us who are failing miserably at producing a quality product that people want to watch” if you ask me. Mick has been misused & treated like shit by that company, considering his accomplishments inside & outside of our industry. For instance, when Scott Hall & I came back last January to reunite the Wolfpac in the lamest attempt at picking a fight with WWE I’ve ever seen, they had us get to Mick in a pre taped backstage segment. I thought “Sweet, obviously we’re going to work with Mick in some way, or this makes no sense at all” Well, sure as the sun sets in the west, Mick got absolutely no payback on us & the integrity of his character on tv would have really been damaged if anyone had actually been watching the product. That company has shown Mick Foley no respect in my opinion & are totally unworthy of even having him associated with them. I promise 100 times more people know who Mick Foley is than have ever heard of TNA. Oh, I mean “Impact Wrestling”. So they finally decided to change the name. Another example of how pathetic they are. People with a brain have been telling them since the time they signed with Spike that if they are ever going to change the name, it should happen with the move to Spike network. Now it’s just confusing. But back to Mick. Mick has also been a proponent of actually giving the people watching the show (who have to be die hard “wrestling” fans to even tolerate watching that shiz) some “wrestling”. After all, the one thing TNA (I’m not even bothering to call them Impact for the rest of this blog, if ever) is rich in, is talent that can put on great matches in the ring. Keep shitting on your fan base and your talent TNA. You don’t deserve Mick Foley, or a lot of the other great guys you have there & one day you will simply exist in WWE’s vast tape library. Mick, you are too good for them & although WWE is far from perfect & it sucked doing commentary with Vince yelling in your ear, you are a future Hall of Fame’r & I would personally love to see you back there. Thanks for reading my blog everyone. Bare with me on typos & the like. Remember, I never got past the 8th grade.
I encourage you to go over and read the rest of Waltman’s blog entry on this topic, which you can find by clicking here.