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Press Release: Sean Waltman Welcomes Kane On New X-Pac 12360



Kane joins Sean Waltman on the latest X-Pac 12360!

If you remember, it was reported a couple of months back that new Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee Mr. Glenn Jacobs, better known to wrestling fans as Kane, would be opening his own wrestling school along with Tom Prichard (see the story here).

On this week’s new edition of X-Pac 12360, Sean Waltman welcomes on the aforementioned ‘Big Red Monster’ to discuss the school, among other topics like playing Isaac Yankem or Diesel. The Chairshot was issued the following press release for the episode, which you can catch in the video above:




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Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman’s Thoughts on Lars Sullivan and EC3 getting Called Up To The Main Roster.

Lars Sullivan and EC3 are made for the main roster, more so than NXT….Obviously, Lars because he’s just freakish in so many ways. But EC3, I look at him and I look at his mannerisms, his mic skills; he’s tailor made for a good push on the main roster.  

Glenn Jacobs aka Kane Talks About His New Wrestling School with Dr. Tom Pritchard and Having WWE’s Support

Tom was here in Knoxville and Tom is one of the best trainers in the world. He was in WWE for quite a while as the head trainer at the developmental center. He’s trained people like Kurt Angle, The Rock, and all these other folks and from looking at this as a business person I was thinking ‘it’s just  a shame that Tom is not training because he’s really good at it and he’s really in demand, he goes all over the world doing seminars and that sort of stuff.’ For me again as a business person and looking at the whole thing, ‘What’s the competition? Of course Lance Storm has a great school up in Calgary and Booker {T} has a great set-up down in Houston and of course nothing can compare to the Performance Center in Orlando. People ask me ‘How do I get into WWE?’ Well you gotta go the Performance Center at some point, the question is how do you get ready to go to the Performance Center? And that’s the first stop for a lot of people and I thought that was a niche that we can fill and geographically it’s kinda lacking in our area so I just thought it be something that would take off. Especially Triple H understands that you need a pipeline and they need talent coming in and Paul {Levesque} gets that, he was the brains behind the Performance Center which is just an unbelievable facility and he goes all around the world and helping in some cases other promotions groom their talent. So I think that anytime he sees the opportunity to grow that talent pool of people, they can pull from, they’re gonna be supportive.

Glenn Jacobs aka Kane Talks About Teaming with Sean “X-Pac” Waltman and What It Did For His Career

It was great. It helped me out tremendously. Because up until that point Kane had just been like a emotionless monster and what that did for me, our tag team, was it really helped round out my character because it showed that Kane has feelings and all that stuff which I never had before. It humanized me enough that people could relate much better….But all that stuff it really helped my character in, in my career. And all the stuff we got to do man, it was a blast, and like you said a lot of times when you have tag teams that are bookends having something that contrasted so much and was so unique and we can have great matches with anybody…

Glenn Jacobs aka Kane Talks About His Favorite Evolution of Kane

The first one by far, because it was new it was different and it was exciting for me personally. And that was the time too, that was when everything was just going. Forget about being the hottest thing in wrestling, you’re the hottest thing in Entertainment, it was much bigger than just professional wrestling we were the hottest thing in the Entertainment world. When you could go around for 2 years or however long it was and sell every place out… legit everywhere we went… it was just amazing and from a character stand point, that was just the best time…to me that was just the best time because you had this character and everybody knew what it was all about and everything was fresh and good.

Glenn Jacobs aka Kane Talks About His Time As The Fake Diesel and Isaac Yankem

Conceptually it {Fake Diesel} sounded pretty cool, but it just didn’t take off that way and I don’t think the audience really ever got behind it but again for me it got me more experience and I was determined to make that succeed. As for the Isaac Yankem character , it didn’t succeed the way I wanted it too. It was due to me, with the fake Diesel character it was the fact that it was never meant to be. But I felt I had done my part to make it as successful as I could of made it. …

It  {Isaac Yankem} came out in a time where WWE was shifting philosophies, where we were going from a purely PG product and giving into much more edgy and the Attitude Era was still a couple  years away. But I was kinda the last of the over-the-top characters we had…Frankly, I never got into the character I always make the pun that I couldn’t sink my teeth into it. {laughs} It wasn’t me, and I couldn’t make it work plus I was still pretty green at that point, I was still trying to figure out my way around through this whole thing. And here I was in WWE… and I am in the ring with these guys that I’ve watched on TV…you know, ‘ Oh gosh what am I supposed to do?’ And you can’t have that attitude I mean you have to have the attitude of ‘I belong here’ and I didn’t have it at that point. It was certainly not my favorite character but now they’ve made a wrestling action figure out of it so I have to like it. {laughs}

John Arezzi Says He’s Back to Share Nostalgia with The Fans  

I am back in this for one reason and one reason only, to share nostalgia with the fans. I mean so many good memories and Sean in my archives I got movies, I shot films in Madison Square Garden when I was 12. I got Andre The Giant’s first match, Mil Mascaras’ debut, I have Bruno, Pedro, Chief Jay Strongbow, Andre, The Funks. I shot Madison Square Garden ringside from 1972 to 1974, and then I became a ringside photographer for the magazines. I have 10,000 photographs, I got 8 millimeter films, I got all the shows I produced when I was IWAS promoter , when I ran that organization. So the content that I have I could do this sh** for years. I could be out there everyday for years posting stuff. But I wanna find a way to bring it to the fans and I am contemplating what I am going to do in 2019. I see there is a market for it and I see there is an appetite for the nostalgia.

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