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By Mike Johnson on 2/1/2018 7:39 AM


X-PAC 12360

Professional Wrestler, Ken Anderson is the special guest on X-Pac12360 and talks about his relationship with Paul Heyman and his wrestling school called The Academy School of Professional Wrestling

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Sean 'X-Pac' Waltman gives his thoughts on NXT Takeover Main Event: It was heartbreaking when he (Johnny Gargano) didn't win. It was. It sucked but it was so good. And Hunter (Triple H) told me, I hit him up afterward and he was like,"Yeah Gargano is the last of the white meat babyfaces." And that's pretty much true right now. Not that there can't be any more you know? But as far as what we have to choose from right now he's the guy that kind of fits that. I don't really see anyone else.

Sean 'X-Pac' Waltman gives his thoughts on the returning XFL: Well, I knew it was going to happen when Vince (McMahon) sold a bunch of stock, couple hundred million dollars in stock and started an LLC... They've given themselves two years to get this off the ground and last time they had two months. And I don't think it's a good idea to bet against this working... We just have to wait and see what happens. I'm just saying there is an appetite for that right now.

Ken Anderson Talks About His Relationship with Paul Heyman In OVW : First, when I was doing tryouts, I remember one day we were in the ring working just all the indie guys … and the only two people sitting in the front row were Paul Heyman and Jim Ross  …  guys were getting in there {in the ring} doing chain wrestling which was fine but they just weren’t showing character and I got in there and I started putting heat on somebody, talking smack...

Fast forward Jim Cornette got released from the company and they said Paul Heyman was coming in and he’s gonna run OVW and he’s gonna run all the TV and everything. I remember he came in and said I need to talk to you and pulled me into a room and said ‘you’re the next guy up’... he said ‘I have been a fan of yours… I’ve had my eye on you.’  At that point I been there for 6 months and he said ‘we’re gonna do so much stuff with you on TV here that they’re gonna have to take you onto the main roster .’… 5 weeks later Tommy Dreamer called me and said ‘hey they want to take a look at you on Smackdown’ … in that case Paul was correct and I just continued to be friends with Paul.

Ken Anderson Talks About Collaborating with Paul Heyman During His TNA Run : After I got released {from WWE} and went to TNA - a lot of people don’t know this but they would a lot of times hand me a script and I would call Paul and say ‘hey here’s what they gave me, I am not digging it, what can we do?’ Almost every week and he would say ‘give me a couple minutes and i’ll write something up for you.’ A couple minutes later he would have an email to my inbox. We just kinda collaborated, it was really cool. He’s a great guy.

Ken Anderson talks about his school & compares it to a Indie level performance center: To me it's not work, it is fun. I enjoy it especially when the students are really into it and it’s a really good atmosphere and everyone is having fun, it’s not work & I put a lot of time in it.

We wanted to have a place that....we sorta designed it on a way lighter budget obviously, we looked at what the performance center is doing & how do we take that to an independent level.

Ken Anderson shares his students reaction to Molly Holly rumble entrance: What huge reaction from the people in the room, when they saw one of their coaches (Molly Holly) come out as one of the entrances of the first ever woman’s royal rumble. Which I must say, in my humble opinion that was the match of the night, those women crushed it.

Sean 'X-Pac" Waltman on Who Would be on WWE's Mount Rushmore: It depends on what day you ask me... Strictly WWE? If we're just talking about WWE I don't even know if (Ric) Flair would be on WWE's honestly. To me, it would be like Superstar Billy Graham, Bruno (Sammartino), Hulk (Hogan), and I don't know maybe Austin or Rock.

Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman Talks About The Enzo Amore Allegations : Obviously he may or may have not done this, I am hoping it’s the may not part because you know ... But I mean who knows...It will play out, the investigation will take its course and either charges will be filed or they won’t be. He should have got on top of this instead of stuffing it under the rug. And also quit putting yourself in situations every week of your life where something like this can happen, where you’re leaving yourself open for anything to happen.

Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman Talks About The Commercial Break During Scott Hall Entrance: Yes, that was totally the opposite of ideal to go to a commercial at that point. That is what you would that would be the spot to take it....if you needed to. And they needed to they needed to go to break...that was the spot. There wasn't a better spot for them to take in a middle of a segment, then right there.

Get it all on this week's brand new episode of AfterBuzz TV's X-Pac 12360. Two words for you...DOWNLOAD IT!