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Top Raw Star Recalls His Leg Being 100% Paralysed, Career Almost Ending

"The Monster Among Men" Braun Strowman WWE

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 19, 2002) – Old School WWF Jobber Passed Away

On this day in 2002, we lost Old School WWF Jobber “Big” Swede Hanson at the age of 68 due to a Sepsis.

He did jobs for the World Wrestling Federation during the 70s & 80s.

REST IN PEACE SWEDE HANSON!

• Top Raw Star Recalls His Leg Being 100% Paralysed, Career Almost Ending

During a recent interview on Busted Open Radio, top Raw star “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman recalled a moment where an injury almost ended his career in WWE. Below is the story that Strowman told:

“The one thing, if I could go back and do it all over, just at the beginning, being a little bit smarter with protecting myself and my brand, you know being a big man and not letting people talk me into dumb things that I shouldn’t be doing. Injuries happen, and one injury, in particular, was really close to ending my career.

I ruptured a disc and it cut into my side nerve and it paralyzed my left leg. The folks with WWE, they take such great care of us with injuries and making sure we’re running at peak performance.

I went to Pittsburgh with one of the head neurosurgeons in the country, and they got in there and I had to be pushed through the airport to the plane and into the hospital in a wheelchair.

My leg was 100% paralyzed, I couldn’t use it. I went in and had surgery, and an hour and a half after I came out of anesthesia I got up and walked to my recovery room.

The man upstairs has looked out for me throughout these times with stuff like that, and with veterans like Mark Henry and Big Show and the big men that have paved the road for where I’m going now.

Taking me under their wing and teaching me a lot of the things to do, and the things not to do; I couldn’t have been put in a better position with everything. I’ve just… I feel like I’ve hit the wrestling lottery.”

        
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