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Rene Dupree Says He Suffered 25 Concussions In WWE

During a recent appearance on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, former WWE Tag Team Champion Rene Dupree revealed that he suffered 25 concussion during his time in WWE. Rene Dupree also accused Bubba Ray Dudley of intentionally giving him concussions.

Below are the highlights from the interview:

How have injuries played a part in his wrestling career coming to an end:
“I’m pretty much done with the whole wrestling game. I’d like to do the convention circuit so I don’t have to take any bumps because my brains are so scrambled from throughout the years that it’s starting to affect me and starting to affect my daily life. Now that I am getting older, it started when I was around 27, I started forgetting stuff, I had 25 concussions just within WWE. You think about well I have so many, not really when you work a full time schedule and I was there for 5 1/2 years and when you wrestle what 150- 250 matches a year to have four or five concussions a year do you think that’s highly unlikely? No, that’s normal.”

Did he get along with former tag team partners (Sylvan Grenier and Kenzo Suzuki):
“As far as Sly, no I didn’t like the guy. Does that answer your question? We don’t like each other, we haven’t talked to each other and probably never will. He (Kenzo Suzuki) was great. That’s when I got into Japanese culture was traveling with him and his wife. I spent more time in Japan then I did with the WWE or the United States. I had a seven or eight year career there but now I am winding down, I’m only 31 going to be 32 in December but I’ve had my fill with wrestling. I say that now but a wrestler never retires.”

Did The Dudley Boyz take liberties with him in the ring:
“Does a bear sh*t in the woods? Oh my God. I’ve had so many concussions from Bubba Ray Dudley it’s not even funny. You know Chris Nowinski had to retire because of Bubba Ray giving him concussions, right? Devon, it’s universal everyone likes Devon because he’s a pro, but Bubba can be difficult to work with.”

His take on former WWE Superstars suing WWE for negligence in relation to injuries:
“I don’t know anything of it but I can tell you from experience that, yeah there is definitely or at least there was. I don’t know about now, I think they are trying to cover their tracks. I have no opinion of it. What happens, happens and I just want to stay clear from that place.”


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