Sean Waltman Comments On Upcoming Return In GCW
Waltman and Joey Janela are set to take on The Major Players
WWE Hall of Famer Sean Waltman made an unplanned appearance at the historic The WRLD on GCW event earlier this year, saving Joey Janela from a beatdown by Brian Myers and Matt Cardona.
Now, Waltman is set to team with Janela against The Major Players at tonight's GCW Welcome to Heartbreak event - Waltman’s first match since 2019. Ahead of the match, Waltman told Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp how he feels before lacing up those boots once again:
"I decided I was going to get everything fixed that I could get fixed. I still have one or two little things on my body that are nagging me, but whatever. I feel great," Waltman said. "I decided I'm going to make a bit of a comeback. I understand there's a lot of guys my age and even a bit older that are talking about making comebacks, or are currently making comebacks, and I'm all for all of it. So, you know, there's one more to add to the list right here.
"Anyway. So once I got once I had the surgery, and everything was going good, I just got connected with Brett Lauderdale and GCW because I knew them from back east, I worked for them - they just became Game Changer Wrestling, maybe the last time I worked it up, but man that was several years back I was having those matches where I was still able to get in there, and do my four or five greatest hits as far as moves go. That's kind of what people want to see. But that wasn't good enough for me. I don't even feel great about those matches. I don't want to - I didn't want to end it on that.
"I just really dig GCW, man," Waltman carried on. "I mean, they don't look at like - they try a lot of different things, man and some of it doesn't work, and that's okay. I just love their spirit. I love how I feel when I'm around all their talent, their roster, and they've all been great to me, man.”
Waltman isn’t the only New generation/Attitude Era star to recently step in the ring at GCW, as Jeff Jarrett has also been working with the company:
"Like I was saying, you got a bunch of old guys coming around. Jeff Jarrett was there. Guys like the Jeffs and the Matt Cardonas that one might argue are just there to take the money. At least Matt is, ‘cause he makes no bones about it, right? Nothing against Jeff, ‘cause Jeff and I are friends. We get along great and he looked great at the Hammerstein. Not trying to throw shade there. I’m just saying there’s a lot of guys my age making comebacks. I'm grateful to GCW because they've kind of welcomed me with open arms and, you know, hopefully, I can bring some new eyeballs on their product," Waltman concluded.
Waltman turns 50 this year, and despite this, he says this comeback tour will carry on for as long as feels good - at least until the end of 2022:
"First of all, this Friday it’ll be my first time back in the ring. I’m just gonna see how I feel in this match before I start making any big plans moving forward. But I have tentative plans. Some good s***, man,” continued Waltman. “It’s not like I’m gonna go out there and do this until the end of the year and then I’m done. As long as I feel good, I’ll still do matches. I don’t want to go out there and just be all over the place. I want them to be special matches, you know?"