Sean Waltman Explains Why It's So Hard For Wrestlers To Ask For Time Off In WWE

On the recent episode of Sean Waltman’s podcast, “X-Pac 12360,” as he does every Tuesday, the WWE Hall of Famer offered his thoughts on a variety of topics. You can see highlights below, and the full podcast at this link.

On Will Ospreay suffering a stinger in his match with SANADA

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“I’m glad that New Japan will pull somebody [that’s been injured], because it used to be, you just worked. Going back to the Super Juniors tournament in ’93 that I was in, Scorpio broke his leg. Fucking finished the tour, broken leg. And they were just fine having him do it. Different times.”

On Finn Balor reportedly asking for time off

“When the John Oliver thing came out, they’re talking about the schedules and all that, I think somebody mentioned, ‘Guys can take time off any time they want, they just have to ask.’ Which is a tough spot too, because when you take yourself out of the game… I always talk about Randy Savage’s words of advice: ‘Never take yourself out of the game’ and ‘Let the competition eliminate themselves’ were two things that he really [stressed]. And when you operate with that mentality, it’s almost impossible to ask for time off. So good for Finn Balor, going, ‘Okay, I need some time.’

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