Sean Waltman – perhaps best known as X-Pac – hasn’t wrestled since April 2019, and said that he was through with wrestling later that year. During the latest episode of his X-Pac, 1, 2, 360 podcast, however, the superstar revealed that he is cleared of Hepatitis C after going through an expensive treatment, and is up for a final wrestling run in 2021.
“I had hepatitis C for a long time,” Waltman said (transcription via Fightful’s Jeremy Lambert). “I tested positive for it when I came back to TNA. After that, I couldn’t get cleared in certain states with athletic commissions, so TNA and WWE couldn’t really have me in matches. I would just do little matches, nothing serious, no blood or anything. Now I’m cured, everyone. Just this year. I hadn’t mentioned it publicly. It cost $100,000 for treatment. It’s $1,000 a pill, one pill every day. I feel great. Some people are going, ‘How come he never came back?’ That’s the reason. Now, that’s clear.”
Waltman went on to say that alongside clearing up his hepatitis C, he also plans on getting his knee fixed to address a long-term ACL issue that’s been affecting him. “I’m going to get my knee fixed, I’ve had a torn ACL since the turn of this decade, like 2008 or something. I’m going to get that fixed and sometime next year, I’ll put myself on the market, have a few more matches. Everyone thinks they have one more run left in them. Anywhere I run, it’d have to be a sprint.”