Sean Waltman aka X-Pac WWE star arrested for having meth, marijuana in airport
Sean Waltman, aka “X-Pac” from his WWE days, tried smuggling meth and marijuana through an airport over the weekend, cops said.
The 44-year-old was on his way from LAX to a wrestling event in England before he was stopped by Customs and officials, TMZ Sports reported. After a search, they discovered drugs, and airport police were called to the scene, where they arrested and charged Waltman with possession of a controlled substance. Police also discovered that Waltman had an outstanding warrant stemming from a prior DUI arrest.
Initially, the “D-Generation X” member was thought to be missing after he failed to appear an Extreme Measures event across the pond.
“With regret, unless a miracle occurs, X-Pac will no longer be appearing at the Extreme Measures 2017 event later today,” International Pro Wrestling said in a Facebook statement. “He was scheduled to land in the UK on Saturday at 2pm, but 12 hours later and nobody has heard from him. We wish Sean well and hope he is safe. Sometimes you do everything you can but it’s completely out of our hands.”
Waltman has battled drug abuse issues in the past. In a 2013 interview with Steve Austin, Waltman said he turned to drinking a fifth or more of Oso Negro a day and attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself. He was arrested in 2011 for two outstanding charges of possession of a controlled substance and one charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Waltman also admitted to shooting up drugs before a match with AJ Styles on the “Steve Austin Show” podcast, where he also said shooting up meth “feels incredible.”
The two-time WWF European Champion finally broke his silence on what happened early Tuesday morning.
“I had a crazy weekend. I’ll get into it on the show Wednesday. Way too much to tweet about. Still mentally strong & healthy. No relapse,” Waltman tweeted.
He was released Sunday after posting a $35,000 bail.