Former WWE, TNA and WCW talent Sean Waltman had to overcome several hurdles through his career, both in and out of his control. The longtime member of both the NWO and D-Generation X was among the smallest superstars in a WWF era where everyone seemed larger than life.
The size obstacle is one that several WWE Superstars have been forced to deal with, even today, two decades later. During a recent interview with WrestleTalk TV, the former X-Pac was asked about Daniel Bryan held back because of his size.
"I went through a lot of the same things," Waltman said. "It's a personal thing. You can't fault somebody for having perfect personal preference. What did it for Vince was a big guy with a great physique, clean cut. He's had to let this thing go, but Vince hates tattoos."
When asked to elaborate, Waltman drew a comparison to WWE Hall of Famer Bret "The Hitman" Hart, who by boxing and MMA standards would have been a heavyweight, but by professional wrestling standards, was one of the smaller champions in company history.
"It kind of reminds me of Bret a little bit. Bret was always Vince's standby guy. When he went with Lex Luger, that didn't pan out. Part of it wasn't Lex's fault. When you put a guy in red, white and blue and put him on a bus and say 'this is our guy!' No it's not! That always fell back on Bret. I would resent that, like I'm the second choice all the time. Good ol' standy Bret will always be there. Kind of like Daniel, cause Daniel is smaller. They're forced to listen to the people," Waltman said.
You can see Waltman's full comments on the matter above.