WWE Where Are They Now: 5 things you didn't know about The Warlord
#2. Two terrible accidents changed his life
After The Warlord left WWE in 1992, he was involved in two very serious vehicular collisions that caused debilitating career altering injuries. The first was a 1996 car accident that left the Warlord with a severe neck injury.
He told Sean Mooney,
"I screwed up my neck pretty darn good. My neck has never been right [since]. If you look down my right hand, you can see the nerve damage. My right hand is so much smaller than my left hand now. The right side (from the nerve damage) isn't quite the same size as the left side anymore. It's all from the nerve damage from the neck,"
The Warlord contends that his large frame was what helped him survive the impact and that if he had been smaller, he would have likely perished.
The accident didn't keep him off the road, however and only 5 years later in 2001, The Warlord was involved in a serious motorcycle wreck.
While riding his motorcycle, he hit a slippery spot and crashed, suffering a serious knee injury. His knee cap was cracked in half and his quadriceps was torn out. The injuries prevented him from reaching his previous physical heights and from ever competing for a major wrestling promotion again.