Sean Waltman Cleared Of Hepatitis C, Wants To Get Torn ACL Fixed For Potential Last Run

Sean Waltman hasn't wrestled since April 2019 when he teamed with Hurricane Helms and Justin 'Thunder' Liger at WrestleCon SuperShow over WrestleMania weekend.

Waltman said in July 2019 that he was "done" wrestling, though he did leave the door open for a potential one-off match down the line. Now, Waltman sounds open to more than just a one-off match as he announced he is cleared of hepatitis C and plans on fixing a long-term ACL issue for a final run in 2021.

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"I had hepatitis C for a long time," Waltman said on his X-Pac 1,2,360 podcast. "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. 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."

When asked if he could do a year at a regular schedule, Waltman replied, "No. I could [do a regular schedule], I don't know if I want to. I've probably got half a dozen good, hard matches in me. When I tore my ACL, I've had some really good matches, even with that. I just want to get it fixed, it's not that I can't have matches with it. If I'm going to do a last run, I want that to be [fixed]."

It is unknown if or when Waltman will officially return to the ring or when he will get his torn ACL fixed. He said the ACL injury makes it tougher for him to cut angles or do things like leapfrogs, though he's continued to wrestle with it for over a decade.

Waltman is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside his New World Order brothers Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan in 2021.

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