Sean Michael Waltman (July 13, 1972) is an American professional wrestler.Waltman is perhaps best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation under the ring names 1-2-3 Kid and X-Pac, World Championship Wrestling under the ring name Syxx and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Syxx-Pac.In his first run, he held two WWF World Tag Team titles, once each with Marty Jannetty and Bob Holly, and came close to defeating Bret Hart for the WWF title in July 1994.He continued using the 1-2-3 Kid name until his departure for World Championship Wrestling in 1996.Up to this point in the Monday Night Wars, wrestlers only jumped from the WWF to the big money, guaranteed deals available in WCW.Waltman's return proved that it was a two-way street.At one point in the show, he stood up and used a remote control to release n Wo propaganda from the ceiling, revealing himself as the newest member of the recently formed heel faction.
Syxx then began a feud with Ric Flair, losing to Flair at Road Wild in August.The n Wo won the match after Hennig turned on the Horsemen and joined the n Wo.Syxx briefly substituted for Kevin Nash, as part of the Outsiders with Scott Hall, in defending the WCW tag-team titles.After a few months of this he suddenly won an "upset" over Razor Ramon on the May 17, 1993 episode of WWF Monday Night Raw after which the crowd chanted "1-2-3! For the next two years, Waltman's character played the role of the natural underdog and displayed a rebellious attitude until the Raw before Survivor Series 1995 where he was the guest referee in a match between Razor Ramon and Sycho Sid and turned heel.While Razor was attempting the Razor's Edge, The Kid pulled Sid down and fast counted Razor, giving Sid the win.Doing this, he joined Ted Di Biase's Million Dollar Corporation.1-2-3 Kid remained with this faction until the end of Waltman's first WWF run.While he was out injured, he was fired by then WCW President Eric Bischoff as a show of force to keep the more popular Scott Hall and Kevin Nash in check due to locker room instability caused by the three.When Kevin Nash questioned Bischoff and Hogan about Waltman's release on an episode of WCW Thunder, Hogan replied that Waltman could not "cut the mustard." Waltman returned to WWF programming on March 30, 1998, the night after Wrestle Mania XIV and days after being released from WCW.He is currently signed with WWE under a Legends contract, but also appears frequently on the independent circuit.After training under Eddie Sharkey, Joe Malenko, and Boris Malenko, Waltman began his career as The Lightning Kid, working his way through various independent organizations such as Pro Wrestling America (PWA) and the Global Wrestling Federation (GWF), winning the PWA Light Heavyweight title, the PWA Iron Horse TV Title and the GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Throughout the early part of his career, Waltman worked extensively with Jerry Lynn in both North America and Japan.The duo even teamed up to win the PWA Tag Team titles twice in the spring of 1993.When he arrived in the World Wrestling Federation he was made a jobber and given a number of different names such as the Kamikaze Kid, Cannonball Kid, and The Kid. This win and the Kid were worked into Ramon's feud with Ted Di Biase with Di Biase taunting Ramon repeatedly over losing to a nobody until he too was pinned by the Kid.Waltman, now known as Syxx, immediately began taunting the cruiserweights, going as far as to steal Eddy Guerrero's WCW United States Heavyweight Championship title belt, an act that led to a ladder match for the title at Souled Out 1997, which Syxx lost.