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“I simply believe in my heart that I’m not gonna die” – Vader

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During a recent interview with Go Pro Wrestling, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader talked about his health, working with Sting, tearing Mick Foley’s ear off & more.

Below are the highlights:

On his health status currently:

“I simply believe in my heart that I’m not gonna die. I’m sitting here and I feel good. I got up at 6am this morning. I had quick workout and went to the airport for a 10 o’clock flight and l am here. And I feel fine. I really do. I did receive the bad news from three different heart specialists. Because of the way I’ve lived my life, and they (doctors) asked me if I drink and I haven’t drank in 15 years so it surprised me that it would be one of the causes. I originally reported it was because of football and my wrestling career but that was not the whole story.”

On working with Sting:

“The thing about Steve Borden, he was easy. We didn’t have to talk. We just go out and tear the house down. Every time and it was that easy. He was by far one of my favorites. We were probably closer in terms of being on the same wave link. We really communicated well in that regard.”

On Mick Foley’s ear tearing off during their match in Germany:

“I remember when he hung himself in the ropes and it initially was torn. I had thought all these years that I had done it. I was getting the credit for it. I was watching some footage of it at WWE film room with Mick and he did tear his ear in the ropes. It was later in the match when I got my hand in and I pulled it away from the ear and it flies up. So I think the final tear was from me.”

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