May 3rd, 2012 by edsel
According to wife Judy Bagwell, retired wrestler Buff Bagwell is finally breathing and eating on his own, major signs of his recovery from a horrific car crash. According to TM, Mrs. Bagwell says that emergency room doctors had hooked up the former World Championship Wrestling superstar to a breathing tube before scrambling to treat major injuries to his face and spine.
“The breathing tube was removed on Wednesday,” Judy Bagwell shares the good news. “He is talking… he’s eating solid foods.” She adds: “[Doctors] were really shocked that he was communicating so soon… he’s a fighter.”
As TMZ previously reported, Buff Bagwell suffered a sudden seizure while driving and ended up flipping his Jeep.
Judy says that several of her husband’s friends from World Championship Wrestling have already contacted him. Among his well-wishers are Sting, Scott and Rick Steiner, and “Diamond” Dallas Page.
“It’s really helped that he’s been contacted by friends,” Judy Bagwell says of her recovering husband Buff Bagwell. “He’s really feeling the love.”
April 27th, 2012 by faye
Professional wrestler and actor Buff Bagwell has been brought to the Intensive Care Unit of an Atlanta hospital following his car accident, where he reportedly broke several bones in his neck.
According to reports, the car accident of 42-year-old Bagwell occurred late Monday. The pro wrestler is said to have flipped his Jeep over, causing him to suffer from broken bones in his neck and face, plus a broken jaw. Buff Bagwell was immediately transported by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta following his car accident. He was admitted to the ICU in serious condition, where he remains sedated due to the extent of his injuries.
Reports from the Woodstock police said that Bagwell was driving northbound on Buckhead Crossing around 1:35 p.m. Monday when he called his wife to tell her he was going to have a seizure. He then turned left onto Running Deer Parkway, where his 2005 Jeep Wrangler hit the curb for several hundred feet. Investigators believe that Buff Bagwell made a sharp left turn that caused his Jeep to spin across the raised median and roll over, police said.
The pro wrestler opened his eyes briefly Wednesday and has moved his hands and feet, but the extent of his injuries due to the car accident is still unknown. Bagwell may undergo surgery by the end of the week.
Buff Bagwell, a Cobb County native, attended Sprayberry High School before he began his wrestling career. He is best known for his tenure with World Championship Wrestling from 1991 until 2001, when he was five-time World Tag Team champion.
Buff Bagwell, real name Marcus Alexander Bagwell, suffered a broken neck wrestling in 1998 but was able to return to the ring in less than a year.
Only family members are currently allowed to visit the pro wrestler at the hospital, Gossett said. Fans, including other wrestlers, used Twitter to send get-well messages after his car accident.