Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Aug 25, 2013
Update: Sean Waltman Rips TNA Wrestling

Update: Sean Waltman Rips TNA Wrestling

As noted earlier here on the website, former WWE and TNA star Sean “X-Pac” Waltman took TNA to task over Twitter regarding Jesse Sorensen’s claim that TNA let his mother’s insurance handle the medical bills for his injury, which forced her to file for bankruptcy. Waltman advised Sorensen to get a lawyer. You can now check out Waltman’s tweets below:

@askthedom if a person broke their neck doing “backyard wrestling” & bills were of astronomical, would the homeowners insurance be liable?
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) August 23, 2013

@askthedom @JessySorensen meet The Dom. You two should talk.
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) August 23, 2013

@TheRealXPac thanks for always having my back bro!
— Jessy Sorensen (@JessySorensen) August 23, 2013

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40 Responses to “Update: Sean Waltman Rips TNA Wrestling”

  1. soyfenomenal says:

    How is this surprising when he signed a fucking waiver.

    • Tiffanydude says:

      I'm surprised at how many people blame TNA for not paying his bills, TNA doesn't have to do Jack Sh!t, Apparently not a lot of people don't know what a waiver is, If this was reported when Sorensen was just injured i'd be pissed but if he signed a waiver then it's not TNA's problem, he should be lucky that they even gave him a job when he was injured, ungrateful sh!t.
      To make a long story short people are stupid and will believe anything on Twitter and Sorensen & Syxx are making this worse and worse.

  2. piperfan says:

    Jesse and Waltman are idiots.

  3. Stunner says:

    I’ve taken business law, and if you sign any kind of wavier, you basically screwed yourself. Something’s not right with this story, TNA would have been taken to court several times by now if this was the case. Also there is another word in law that people need to heed its called “Slander” if proven it can be quite costly.

    • jbcissom says:

      TNA will never file a lawsuit for slander against anyone, because no one is going to be able to pay for those kinds of damages… unless it's an entity like WWE.

  4. Bruce says:

    Two idiots!

  5. jbcissom says:

    I guess people are going to thumb down people for stating the obvious truths, but if you're "smart" enough to sign a waiver saying "x" is not responsible for "any and all" possible dangers, that's "your" fault, not "x's".

    • JoeWrestling says:

      Since it is pro wrestling and no one needs to do pro wrestling, I would somewhat agree. Although that begs the question of why doing pro wrestling is even legal then if it were to be so dangerous. In general the idea that someone is stupid and willing to ignore all risk for rewards sake doesn't justify the lack of regulation or protection by a controlling authority, otherwise there'd be no OSHA standard or mandated insurance. The whole reason regulation would force you to have insurance is taking private responsibility instead of dumping bills on companies and getting treatment before paying then not paying or bankruptcy. Not that I care about this case, and X-Pac is just trolling.

  6. godoftna says:

    Pro wrestlers get personal insurance thru an insurance company based in London, or at least they used too. When signing on to work for a pro wrestling company, all or most performers are required to sign a waiver stating that the company assumes no responsibility for any injuries incurred while in the ring except in case of negligence by the company itself. Had Sorenson injured his neck because the ropes weren't properly tightened and he fell out of the ring, then TNA would be held liable. In this instance, being that he was injured during a match, an injury that resulted from a botched wrestling manuever, TNA has no responsibility to pay for any of Sorensen's medical bills. And being that they kept him signed to his contract while he was recovering (Eric Bischoff would have canned him after a couple months back in WCW), they don't even hold any moral obligations to him. Why Jesse didn't have any insurance of his own and was still on his mother's insurance plan is anyone's guess. Facts are that Jesse is still pissing and moaning about the fact that he was let go after being told that he would have a "job for life". Apparently no one told Jesse that "for life" only means so long as you help earn the company money. Had he opted to take a pay cut to work as a stage hand like he was doing at the time, he'd still be employed. Quit your bitching, man up, and find yourself a new job. O, and Xpac/Syxx/123 Kid can "Suck It!"

    • jbcissom says:

      Sean Waltman… the poster-boy of the degenerative direction our country (for those of us who live in the U.S.) is heading in. Never take responsibility, always blame some one else.

  7. Bigmike885 says:

    its not about whos fault it is..its about whats right…if this was Hogan or Angle or Sting or Styles you know theyd cover the costs…If He would have gotten hurt doing something else, then no..they shouldn't help, but he got hurt, in their ring..they should have done the right thing and at least helped him

    • GunsMonkey22 says:

      besides the fact there is no way tna is paying any of those guys bills….those guys are making millions…..they should be, and I'm sure are, paying for their own insurance. As for sorey, he wasn't making terrible cash, should have had ins. should of helped his mom pay the bills. she filed bankruptcy for her own needs overall I'm sure, probably got her out of other big bills overall.

    • andy3323 says:

      So TNA covers all of the guys medical expenses? Like Matt Morgan, Chris Sabin, or even the surgeries Hogan has had?

      I honestly don't know how it works in that profession, but typically speaking, rarely is a company completely responsible for injuries to a player, that is what insurance is for.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        Injuries that accrue in their ring. Yes. They should. If I get hurt doing my job my employer pays for it. Im talking specific injuries (not like hogans who's is just wear and tear and steroid use). But come on. This guy broke his neck wrestling for tna on a ppv. It's just the right thing to do.Sent from my iPhone

        • jbcissom says:

          It would be the right thing to do if Sorenson had fallen off the turnbuckle and broke his neck because a bolt was loose or something like that. But when you a standing/performing a viable surface, and the incident that causes the injury is not brought upon by the company, the company is not at fault, period.

          Like it's been stated, Jesse should be thankful that TNA employed him for as long as they did still paying him as an "in ring" performer.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            And I'm not saying tna is responsible…at all….just like the Yankees are not responsible if one of thier players get hurt. But they still pay for surgeries for injuries that happen while their players are playing for them I'm not holding tna accountable. I'm just saying it would be the right thing to do to at least help so his mom didn't go brokeSent from my iPhone

          • jbcissom says:

            Actually, you're wrong about that. Professional athletic teams have a medical staffs that are authorized by each league's CBA to treat minor injuries. But anything that requires surgery must be done by independent doctors. Otherwise said teams and leagues would be liable for any possible malpractice suits.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            Did I say that their team doctors do their surgeries? No. I said they pay for surgeries for injuries which happen on the field. Which is true Sent from my iPhone

          • jbcissom says:

            Ugh, no it's not. That's actually been a surprisingly small part of the CBAs. No league pays for the surgeries, because of tax purposes. Now-a-days you have athletes actually going over to Europe for "procedures" that aren't cleared stateside, and like I said, the tax differential between say NY, CA, IL, WA, and AL vary a great deal. Nice little tidbit, the top two orthopedic surgeons that see/perform over 60% of the orthopedic surgeries for all athletes in the U.S. are done in Birmingham, AL.

        • tnadude says:

          TNA was NOT his employer! Good grief! He was an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR! Get a dictionary. We're (yes, I'm an independent contractor myself) NOT entitled to benefits. AT ALL.

          Period. End of story. Time to move on already.

          Sorensen should have had medical insurance. If he took a chance because he couldn't afford it – it was HIS chance. Not TNA's. Yes, it's sad his mother went bankrupt. It's a shame.

          But it's NOT TNA's problem. It's Jesse's. He knew the risks.

          • ACPWA says:

            ur right both tna & wwe wrestlers r all independent contractors this is just the case for pro wrestling and is well nown.

            tna has done nothing wrong and that b*tch sorrensen speaking with a lawyer will only end bad for th unprofessional little tit. stupid working without medical clearance pissing money away n starting charities for himself what a c*nt

    • jbcissom says:

      You do know that Hogan was paid a salary while he's had all these surgeries since he's been with TNA, but TNA nor Spike has paid a dime for those procedures.

      Freaking paying the man the same salary, while he does a job that gets paid a much severe lesser rate seems above and beyond IMO. If you think otherwise, you need to wake up to some "Folgers" and join the rest of us in the real world.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        I'm not claiming that tna or spike should have to pay for hogans surgeries. His injuries didn't happen in a tna ring. What I was saying is if any of the big names would have been hurt in tnas ring they would have paid for their surgeries (and they still would have gotten a salary while out,none of which this poor guy got).Sent from my iPhone

        • jbcissom says:

          I seriously doubt TNA paid for Sting's surgeries on his shoulder when he was feuding with Samoa Joe for the WHC.

        • tnadude says:

          If thatt's the case, then by your logic, I guess your buddy VKM should be paying Hogan's bills since they occurred in HIS ring (remember he bought WCW).

          Or are you going to say Hogan should pay for his own because he's rich? That's called a double-standard.

          Or maybe because you just don't like him.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            Can't you comprehend what I'm saying? I'm not holding tna accountable. I'm saying its the right thing to do. As for you argument Vince paid for a couple of hogans surgeries when he worked for him (they've both stated that). I'm not saying tna HAS to pay for anything. I'm saying that its the right thing to do. For moral even. I get th wear and tear happens. But when a major injury happens in your ring it's the right thing to do to give some kind of help.Sent from my iPhone

          • tnadude says:

            Big Mike = It's not that I don't understand what you're saying, it's that you don't understand what you are saying.

            Under no circumstances can a company provide any benefits to an independent contractor. At the very first moment they do so for ANY contractor, LEGALLY, they are saying those contractors are employees, and must extend benefits to all of them.

            And if you don't believe me – ask Microsoft. Seriously – look it up. Several years back (maybe 6 or 7 now), there was a lawsuit against Microsoft claiming that Microsoft was treating it's independent contractors as employees.

            The lawsuit was upheld, and as a result, most software companies stopped using 1099 contractors. In fact, I had problems with the client I was with at the time. The only reasons I was able to stay was because they couldn't afford to let me go, and I was actually a W2 employee of my own company. Some of my friends were not so lucky.

            TNA CANNOT do it. They can't. They actually CAN'T.

            If you don't like this response, then look up the law suit I'm referencing.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            So if that's the case how can wwe provide rehab for any person who has worked for them. Ever? How could they pay for Evan Bournes foot surgery (which both have said trey have) I mean come on man. Paying for a operation is not a benifit Providing health Insurance is.Sent from my iPhone

    • toddmikki says:

      Bigmike you sound very uneducated! So is wwe, wcw, and tna paying for any of hogans surgeries? Answer is…. absolutely not! When your working and get hurt does your company pay the medical bills? No your insurance does, or wait for it, wait for it…….. YOU DO! They freaking kept his butt employed when he was worthless to TNA, he injured himself because HE botched a move! And tna only let him go because he refused to listen to tna when they told him NO MORE WRESTLING!

      • tnadude says:

        He doesn't get it. I'm not sure why he posts over here. He's clearly a WWE mark trying to stir things up. I've never once read a positive comment from him. Although he somehow "claims" to be a fan of both organizations.

        I just wish he'd be open about his views.

        • Bigmike885 says:

          Why should I say positive comments?…the last year in TNA has been pretty bad (not wrestling wise, but in storylines, backstage BS ect). Im just as hard on WWE on their message boards…sorry I cant just sit back and love everything TNA does like you do

      • Bigmike885 says:

        actually..yes..the one time I got injured, while working, the company I worked for reimbursed me for what I paid for the treatment (hadn't been there long enough for insurance yet). They did that since the injury accured while I was working for them, even though it was my fault. I know a few other people that have had the same thing happen…once not saying TNA is liable for it, im not saying they HAVE to pay anything at all…I'm saying they should have helped the guy out.

  8. piperfan says:

    Typical Waltman….blame everyone else for his problems. You are a never been….lifetime mid carder

    There is a reason why nobody wants to employ you. As for Jesse, you cant blame TNA for your botch. U r lucky they kept u for as long as they did.

  9. TheBringer92 says:

    X-Pac, highlight making a porno and jumping on the back of every faction going. Yes tna shouldve helped out in the medical but its got nothing to do with Xpac

  10. Nova_numb says:

    We don't really know what TNA paid and what they didn't. This is one side of the story and no one from TNA is saying oh we didn't pay his medical bills. But ultimately they aren't obligated to pay his bills. He made the decision to be a wrestler and should have been taking the proper precautions as far as insurance goes. It is funny that none of this came up while he was employed, but the minute he was let go suddenly he has all kinds of stuff to beef over. He was still getting paid good money to be a stage hand, why wasn't he paying some of those bills so his Mom wouldn't need to take out bankruptcy? I think this is just a guy that thought he was going to make a huge return to the TNA ring and when it turned out that was probably never going to happen and they asked him to take a pay cut. He decided to say no and they said see ya. He wants to be a body builder, so should TNA pay for him to go lift weights too? TNA is a business, they did what was right for them.

  11. RavenNevermore says:

    First off. Tna gave Sore ass son a job where he did not have to do anything and was paid alot for doing nothing. He got lots of money. Second off. Walkman is a disease. Look at what he does to women after he is finished abusing them. They turn into crackwhores. He is just one of those morons who want to represent all the tna trolls that bash tna. He is pandering to the children of the internet. Because he is not relevant anymore.

  12. Rated_Maxx says:

    Jesse is really burning his bridges

  13. kingrog2000 says:

    ok too make this simple if tna just happened to do "the right thing" like you all have said then im sure tna would have told all x-divisioners not to do high risked moves any more too costly for tna but the wrestlers take the risk to make a name for themselves so stop blaming tna

  14. purpleurkel says:

    I still lol when you use "rips" to describe something x-pac says.
    (because he ripped his bunghole open in a match)

  15. Alexandra says:

    Gail Kim is not only very pretty but more itomrpantly she is the most technically talented female wrestler in all the TNA roster today and that’s really saying something.Her repertoire of moves and athletic skill is awesome. Her matches are always guaranteed to be top notch and she definitely puts over talent just by them being in the ring with her. Not only that, but she has a great understanding of ring psychology and how to tell a story via a match. She is a great entertainer. In sum she is the whole package. Whether she’s a face or a heel Gail Kim is #1 and I always root for her!!

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