Westwood One sent out the following press release announcing that the Jericho Network is expanding by adding Sean Waltman's AfterBuzz TV “X-Pac 1, 2, 360” podcast to their platform.
Earlier this year, Westwood One confirmed the move of Chris Jericho’s podcast “Talk Is Jericho” and his Jericho Network onto the Westwood One Podcast Network. Now, just over a month into their deal, the Jericho Network is expanding by adding former nWo and DX wrestler Sean “X-Pac” Waltman and his popular AfterBuzz TV “X-Pac 1, 2, 360″ podcast to their roster of shows. X-Pac 1, 2, 360 was launched at the AfterBuzz TV Network over a year ago and has since become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed wrestling podcasts. AfterBuzz TV will continue to produce X-Pac 1, 2, 360 for the Jericho Network.
“Chris [Jericho] and I have known each other for most of our 30 years in wrestling,” said Waltman. “We’ve had many great matches in the ring & now I couldn’t be more excited to work with him again, teaming with Jericho Network in bringing X-Pac 1, 2, 360 to Westwood One Podcast Network!”
“After only a few weeks at my new home of Westwood One, I’m proud to announce that X-Pac 1, 2, 360 featuring Sean Waltman is the first addition of 2018 to The Jericho Network!” Jericho said. “While I’ve always respected Sean’s abilities as a performer and his understanding of the wrestling biz is second to none, it’s his tendency to spit the truth and tell it like it is that I’ve come to respect about him the most. Basically he’s not afraid to stir up some shit…and I like that!”
“Chris Jericho’s podcast network features an enormous array of talent,” said Kelli Hurley, SVP Digital Partnerships, Westwood One. “We knew that our partnership with The Jericho Network would be super successful and we weren’t wrong. Chris and his team are a huge part of the Westwood One Podcast Network’s explosive growth and we are stoked to have them along on our journey to the top!”
Keven Undergaro, AfterBuzz TV Founder, “Chris continues to reinvent himself in the squared circle while crushing the game in the digital one. Sean hosts one of the most honest and revealing wrestling podcasts. Having been a member of the two greatest wrestling alliances in history, his podcast gives fans the rarest glimpse behind the curtain. Along with making outstanding content, AfterBuzz TV’s mission is to help uplift and advance artists and talent so naturally we’re thrilled for Chris and Sean and will continue to help however we can.”
Maria Menounos, AfterBuzz TV CEO, “Chris and Sean joining forces is a one – two punch like no other in podcasting. I especially love it when talent embraces entrepreneurship. I’m so happy for Chris and the Jericho Network and for Sean who has worked so hard.”
Waltman’s first guests on X-Pac 1, 2, 360 since the official announcement, are WrestleMania legend Shawn Michaels and 5x Emmy winner, director of 30 for 30’s Nature Boy, Rory Karpf. The podcast, as well as the rest of the Jericho Network roster of shows, are available for free on iTunes and the Apple Podcast app.