Born Sean Michael Waltman on July 13 1972 in Minneapolis Minn
Joined his school wrestling team but quit as to not have to cut his hair
After training under the Molenko’s, he hit the circuit as the Lightning Kid.
Wrestled in a number of indy promotions and won the PWA Lightheavyweight Title, PWA Ironhorse TV Title, the GWF Lightheavyweight title and the PWA Tag Team title twice with Jerry Lynn
Was injured on Nov 28, 1992 after “The Kamikaze Kid” Bill Wilcox missed a suicide dive and landed on Waltman’s head causing a blood clot near his brain. He was told to never wrestle again. This injury kept him out until 1993.
Returned in NJPW to face the likes of Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and Jushin Liger.
He would then go on to earn a contract with the WWF. His first match as The Kamikaze Kid was a lost to future topic, Doink the Clown.
He quickly became The Cannonball Kid, then simply The Kid.
He scored an upset pinfall on Razor Ramon on the May 17 episode of Monday Night Raw, thus becoming The 1–2–3 Kid.
After a feud with Razor and Debiase, Razor took him under his wing.
He would join Razor’s team at summer slam and ended up as the sole survivors with Marty Jeanetti.
They would form a tag team and hold the Tag Titles for a week after beating the Quebecers
Would face Brett Hart on July 11, 1994 for his first shot at the WWF Championship
Another brief (1 day) tag team title run with Bob Holly at the 1995 Royal Rumble.
Would lose on the next night’s raw to the Smoking Gunns
He would end up joining the Million Dollar Corporation before leaving the WWE in 1996 to enter rehab.
Would join WCW and the NWO as Syxx on September 16 1996.
He was called Syxx, because he was the sixth member of the nWo, and six is the sum of numbers in “1–2–3 Kid”
His first major angle was against Eddie Guerrero for the US Heavyweight Belt that culminated with a loss at Souled Out in 1996.
He would then beat Dean Malenko for the Cruiser weight championship a month later at SuperBrawl 7.
He would lose the belt to Chris Jerico that June at a house show.
He was injured October of 1997, suffering a back injury
Would be fired, by mail, by Eric Bischoff a few weeks later.
He would return to Raw a few weeks later as part of Degeneration X after Shawn Michaels was forced to retire after a back injury.
Initially returned as the kid but would be changed to X-Pac shortly after
He would go back and forth with D-Lo brown winning and losing the European title until finally losing it for good to Shane McMahon.
At a rematch with Shane, HHH would turn on him and hit the pedigree.
He would then side with the Roaddog against the other members of DX
He would go on to team with Kane and had two tag team title reigns until DX would reunite and he would betray Kane.
In 2000 he was injured by Y2J after a botched powerbomb
He would go on to form X-Factor and join the reformed nWo before being fired by WWE before Summerslam 2002.
After leaving WWE he would turn up in TNA as Syxx-Pac where he would have a four year run and would win the X Division Championship. It was during this time that he and girlfriend Chyna shot the adult film “One night in Chyna”
He would go on to join MTV’s Wrestling Society X as well as a number of other promotions over the next few years before returning to TNA in January of 2010.
He still wrestles indy matches from time to time
He also still makes the occasional appearance on WWE TV with DX and the Kliq.
Was inducted to the WWE HOF at this year WM as part of DX