Waltman Hopes WWE Names WM Womens Battle Royal After China Next Year

– Sean Waltman discussed his Hall of Fame speech, calling for the Women’s Battle Royal to be named for Chyna and more at the ceremony and more in his podcast. Highlights are below:

On preparing his Hall of Fame speech: “I was writing on little cue cards – notes and s**t — up until the moment we were riding out on that jeep. I was so nervous.”

On not thanking everyone he wanted to: “So many people I didn’t get to thank that I wanted to, just out of being nervous. And also wanting to keep it short, you know. It was best to keep it short. I almost didn’t get Maria [Menounos] and Kevin [Undergaro] in there…I would have really been bummed out of I missed that. Still, let me just say this, there are so many people I didn’t get to thank. I didn’t get to thank Kane, and I talked to him afterward about it, I felt so bad. And my girlfriend’s telling me, ‘You need to quit worrying about this.’ I was worried about all the people I didn’t get to thank. There’s so many.”

On speaking with Chyna’s family at the ceremony: “It was great seeing Kathy, I havent seen her in a long time. And I got to meet Joanies mom, it was really nice meeting her. And it was crazy to look in her eyes and see the same — basically I was looking into Joanies eyes. It was really really weird. I saw a lot of Joanie in her. It was really nice meeting her. And it was amazing seeing Kathy, Joanie’s sister, again.”

Of if there was anything said about his callout to make the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal the Chyna Battle Royal: “Nope. But I did mention something before we went out, I asked a question. I said, Has anyone talked about that? And someone said, No, no ones ever brought it up. and I am like Well I am. Anyone got a problem with that?”

On if he thinks it’ll happen: “Maybe. Maybe next year. But I heard people going Oh, I am disappointed that they didnt turn it into the Chyna Memorial Battle Royal like the next day. I said it the night before. F**k, can you at least wait till next year to b***g about it? If they dont do it next year, I can see people complaining about it. But god can you at least give them one year?”

On Chyna’s induction as part of DX: “I had no doubts about this but I know a lot of people did. I knew that she would be honored properly, and she was. I just thought it was really nice for her. And that shed be extremely happy with all of that. I know her as well as anyone, and it felt like she was there.”


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