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Former WWE Wrestler Comments On Almost Dying Last Year

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (June 27, 1994) – WWF Monday Night RAW

On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.

It was broadcasted from the Westchester County Civic Center in White Plains, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1994’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Mabel vs. Bam Bam Bigelow

2. Irwin R. Schyster vs. Rich Myers

3. The Headshrinkers vs. The Executioners

4. Kwang vs. Mike Moraldo

5. Lex Luger vs. Mike Bell

• Former WWE Wrestler Comments On Almost Dying Last Year

2018 was a tough year for former WWE wrestler Big Cass. Not only was he released from WWE, but he almost died due to the amount of alcohol he was drinking due to depression and suffering a seizure.

Big Cass (who is now known as CazXL) was recently featured in a DDP Yoga awareness video, where he talked about his depression and anxiety issues.

Below is what Cass said:

“Being depressed is one thing. Having depression on a daily basis is another thing. It’s hard to tell people about it because who knows what they’re going to say, ‘You’re looking for attention. You have everything you ever wanted…’, so you just keep it to yourself. You just hide it deep down which is the worst thing you can do.

I didn’t seek help for years. Self medicated with alcohol. Went to the bars trying to drink beers and couldn’t really fall asleep. When I woke up I was like, ‘I wish that God would have just taken me in my sleep.’ Why am I thinking this? ‘I wish that I wouldn’t be alive today’.

I wrestled Enzo and tore my ACL. The amount that I was drinking was ridiculous, the food I was putting into my body was ridiculous, no physical activity, chain smoking cigarettes. WWE had every right in the world to get rid of me.

I went to do the House of Hardcore show in Philadelphia. Going into the show, I hadn’t slept in two days. Don’t remember walking out through the curtain, don’t remember going to the autograph table, came to in the ambulance. And they told me I had a seizure. I took that as a sign from God. God spoke to me that day and he was saying, ‘If you want to live this life, you’re going to end up dead because this is where your life is heading.’ I could have died the night. That’s what I was told in the ER.

This guy walks up to me while I’m signing autographs and says, ‘You’re deeply depressed. You’re down, and I’m going to help you out’. After the seizure I immediately went to live with him in Delaware. Sober living, clean living, healthy positive attitude and he turned my life around.

I am sitting here right now telling you that I should be dead with the amount I drank and the seizure I had. I shouldn’t be here. If anybody out there suffers with depression, anxiety, and you’re hiding it because there’s a stigma that you’re weak, you’re not weak.

Whatever it is, you need to seek help. Whether it’s medication or talk therapy, or whatever it is that you need, you need to get it because hiding it deep down, it’s not going to work and that’s what I did for a long time and eventually… pop, it’s just an explosion.

Whatever you need to do to fix it, make sure you do it. Keeping that sh*t bottled deep down, it ain’t worth it. Trust me from somebody who lived it. Seek help.”

Below is what Kevin Owens tweeted regarding this:

You can watch it below:

        
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