• NWA Legend Comments On PED Use Back In 1980s, On What Bruiser Brody Said About His PED Use
During a recent appearance on “The Ross Report” podcast, NWA Legend Magnum TA commented on PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs) use back in the 1980s and what Bruiser Brody said about his PED use.
Below is what he said:
“There were two schools of thoughts on the performance enhancing deal. There were guys, and this was the category that I was in, that I would use something twice a year, say for six weeks, twice a year, to keep from completely tearing my body up into nothing, because I was working seven days a week year round, and found a happy medium with a physique and a body that I can maintain throughout that off period year round.
If you saw me wrestling anytime twelve months out of the year, it wasn’t like you saw me as a 280 lbs monster and then the next time I was 240 lbs and lost 40 lbs of muscle.
I was heading down that path when I was in San Antonio, TX when Ray ‘Hercules’ Hernandez was there; he was a young and up and coming guy, and had a bag of performance enhancing drugs that were very accessible, and when he came in he was 218 pounds, and Ray became around 280 pounds, and I was 270 pounds, and we were in our minds thinking about being 300 pounds and being like the Road Warriors.
I can never forget when we went to Corpus Christie and walking into the dressing room, there is Bruiser Brody with his boots on, and he said to me, ‘Kid, you are looking great.
I want to tell you a little secret though; if you ever become a star based solely what you look like and you have to do this to maintain your look, then you are ruining your own epitaph,’ and the light switch went off my head right that minute, and I decided that I was going to perfect my craft and find my happy medium that I can support year round. And that I wasn’t going to be Tony Atlas, or Ivan Putski, but to be the best that I can be.
I found that place and can maintain that 240 pounds weight class and the thing was I trained real heavy with weights. I wasn’t a bodybuilder or anything, but I was always lifting heavy weights so my body and joints can be accustomed to handle that, which made me durable, and that is why I can go into the ring with Doc (Doctor Death Steve Williams) when he was 320 pounds, and even though he was clumsy and smashing around, he didn’t break me up because I was pretty sturdy.”
• Jim Ross Says He Will Be Shocked If Hall of Famer Doesn’t Return To WWE In 2018
During a recent interview with Business Insider, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was asked about fellow Hall of Famer “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan’s WWE return.
Below is what Good Ol’ JR said:
“I don’t have any insider knowledge that Hulk will be back in WWE, but if he doesn’t in 2018, I will be shocked.”
At the recent WWE Live Event in India, Raw Superstar Seth Rollins paid tribute to “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan during his six man tag team match by doing Hogan’s ear taunt when the match began, “Hulking Up” and doing the Hulkster’s comeback followed by a Leg Drop sequence later.
You can watch the complete match (including appearance by Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan) below: