There are just some people who would rather not part with their hair if they can help it. X-Pac, otherwise known as Sean Waltman, is just one of those people. Before Sean Waltman was trained by the Malenko family, he joined his school’s wrestling team in the 9th grade. What he thought would be the beginning of his wrestling career turned out to be the end in the beginning. Sean Waltman quit his high school team for one simple reason. His coach wanted him to cut his hair and he refused to part with his hair.
X-Pac stayed true to his word as he proceeded on his way into professional wrestling. X-Pac recently revealed on his podcast the price tag that he proposes if he has to lose his hair in a match. Hair cutting matches are more rare than common in this day in time than in the past, and in 1993 X-Pac was about to be included in a match where the loser had to cut their hair at Triplemania I for AAA. The price tag that he put on his hair is enough to make any promoter cringe.
Sean Waltman’s hair goes for the highest bidder as he recently revealed exactly how much money he wanted if he would have lost the mach involving his hair being on the line. He revealed that he would charge $50,000 to have his head shaved if he would have lost this match.
X-Pac’s decision would cost him to miss out on the match and more importantly, miss out on a payday. He recalls the Triplemania I match went to Kenzo Suzuki. The price that Suzuki agreed on was $5,000 for losing his hair and the company decided to go with Suzuki for the match.
The reason behind the tremendous price tag from X-Pac could have been motivated by a young wrestler wanting to make more money at the time. Many wrestlers start out making very little money and he more than likely figured that this match would boost his income at that point in time. This missed opportunity would eventually work out for him because he would eventually become an employee of the WWE in the summer of 1993.
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