On Oct. 1, the NWA announced an eight-man tournament to crowd a new NWA National Champion. The participants include Colt Cabana, Scorpio Sky, Mike Parrow, Jay Bradley, Sam Shaw, Willie Mack, Ricky Starks and Sammy Guevara.
According to X-Pac aka Sean Waltman, he could have been one of the eight competitors.
On a recent episode of X-Pac 1, 2, 360; Waltman revealed that Dave Lagana asked him to be one of the participants for the 70th Anniversary Show.
"After Dave (Lagana) came on the show, I was asked to participate," he stated. "I put some serious thought into it. I'm just not sure right now. Not that I won't be in the future. Just like with the Battle Royale at All In. I just...maybe sometime in the near future I'll feel comfortable doing that. I'm comfortable going to have matches. But on a bigger stage, I'd rather be a little sharper."
Waltman continued, noting that Nick Aldis asked him about a potential one-on-one match when Aldis was still the NWA World Champion. "I'd have to have some singles matches before I even thought about that or seriously considered it. I talked to Nick Aldis in private and he mentioned it to me. When he did, I thought about, but I didn't think I could do it justice at the time."
Waltman finished by saying "I'm grateful and it's flattering and it makes me feel good" that people still ask him to work matches.
Not officially retired, Waltman continues to work the Independent scene across the country. However, he's mainly sticking to tag team matches, which is a reason why he didn't feel he could do a singles bout with Aldis justice at the time. His last singles bout was in 2016 against Joey Ryan. It should be noted that the first round of the NWA National Title tournament is two four-way bouts, with the winners facing each other.
As for who he's rooting for, Waltman is hoping Willie Mack walks away with the gold.