WWE Hall Of Famer Sean Waltman spoke about his flamethrower attack on “The Devil’s Favourite Demon”, the execution of which did not come out perfectly.
SEAN WALTMAN IS A TWO-TIME HALL OF FAMER IN WWE
Sean Waltman, who wrestled in WWE as “The Kid”, “1-2-3 Kid” and “X-Pac”, held the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship and WWF European Championship twice each, while also holding the WWF Tag Team Championship four times. He held the WCW Cruiserweight and WWF Lightheavyweight championships simultaneously during The Invasion, before departing the company after a brief nWo reunion the following year. He subsequently performed sporadically for several promotions, notably TNA, before announcing his retirement in 2019.
He is recognized by WWE as the sole professional wrestler to have been an active member of both the nWo and D-Generation X during their heydays in the 1990s. He is a two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee and the only inductee to be inducted two years in a row, in his case 2019 and ’20, as a member of DX and the nWo respectively.
THE INITIAL EXECUTION OF HIS FLAMETHROWER ATTACK WAS EMBARASSING
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Waltman reminisced the details from the moment. He detailed how it was, in storyline, his revenge against Kane, who burned him while trying to attack his half-brother. However, the revenge had to be shot in two takes, because the first time he went to shoot the flamethrower, the battery was dead and naturally the machine did not work at all.
“So I was just paying him back. That was take two. The first time I went out there, we go to do the same exact thing. I pushed the button, and the battery’s dead on the flamethrower, so it doesn’t work,” he noted.
Waltman had to run backstage and figure out how to use it. Nearly half-an-hour later, he and Kane repeated the segment, the flamethrower worked and the spectators enjoyed it. However, the former DX member noted that such hindrances would have ruined a live show, where there could be no scope for a second take.
“I pushed it over and over again, and finally, we’re all looking at each other. It was this big awkward moment, and all of a sudden, I just ran back. We figured things out. It must have been half an hour later. We figured out how to get that back in there, and the people bought it. When we did it again, the people bought it. That stuff never happens live. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but if anything’s gonna go wrong, it always goes wrong on the taped show usually,” he said.