Sean Waltman was a crucial member of the nWo faction, and following his WCW release, the group never seemed to be the same. Maybe that’s because the nWo lost their Buddy Roberts.
Sean Waltman was the latest guest on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw to discuss a variety of subjects related to his pro wrestling career. When talking about the four greatest wrestling factions of all time, Bradshaw mentioned the nWo, D-Generation X, The Four Horsemen, and The Fabulous Freebirds. He would go on to compare Sean Waltman to Buddy Roberts, a comparison that Waltman was more than happy to agree with:
“Thank you for recognizing that because that’s by design, that was on purpose,” Sean Waltman revealed. “I was the Buddy Roberts of The Wolfpac. The Wolfpac was like The Freebirds. Even we did the Freebirds rules; we call it Wolfpac rules. Like when Scott [Hall] and Kev [Nash] were the tag champs, [and] Kev was hurt, so I defend it with Scott and things like that. Yeah, man. We were like the Freebirds, and we weren’t afraid to admit it either we are Freebird marks, regardless of whatever. [laughs]”
Do you agree with Bradshaw that Sean Waltman was the Buddy Roberts of the nWo faction? How many tag teams do you think The Freebirds have influenced in the wrestling industry throughout the years? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.
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