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AEW Wrestler Was Close To Being Paralyzed Last Year

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• AEW Wrestler Was Close To Being Paralyzed Last Year

AEW’s FTW Champion Ricky Starks suffered a fractured neck during a match with “Hangman” Adam Page in April 2021.

Page hit Starks with a German Suplex. Starks attempted to land on his feet, but couldn’t and ended up landing on the back of his head.

During an interview with Z100’s Josh Martinez, Starks revealed that he was close to being paralyzed after this incident.

Below is what he said:

“Every time I see that clip that someone shares online, I can’t watch it and I don’t want to relive it.

It’s such a — it’s a very traumatic thing for me and I don’t think people really get it to the level of it does still bother me to this day in terms of the mental where it’s like I could have lost everything.

Doctors said that I was so close to being paralyzed and I couldn’t — man, I couldn’t even fathom that.

That was insane and scary to think about because I could have lost it all.”

You can watch the spot where Starks hurt his neck below:

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• Old School ECW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School ECW Veteran Little Guido (Real name: James Maritato) celebrates his 50th birthday today.

Little Guido wrestled for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1996 until the company closed its doors in early 2001.

For most of his time in ECW, Little Guido was a member of The Full Blooded Italians (F.B.I.) alongside other members, such as Tracy Smothers, J.T. Smith, Tommy Rich, Big Val Puccio, Sal E. Graziano, Big Guido and Tony Mamaluke.

In 2002, Maritato was signed by World Wrestling Entertainment, where was now known as “Nunzio” and reformed The Full Blooded Italians with former WCW Wrestlers Chuck Palumbo & Johnny “The Bull” Stamboli … and later Big Vito.


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