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Zach Gowen Reveals How WWE Literally Saved His Life After He Left

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Zach Gowen is the only one-legged wrestler in the history of WWE.

While his run in the company lasted for less than a year, it was still quite memorable as he worked with top names like Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and Mr. McMahon.

During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Zach revealed how WWE’s wellness policy saved his life, even after he left the company.

Below is what he said:

“That is, and what’s funny is that we don’t understand the real meaning behind what we’re doing when we’re going through it. It’s only in retrospect, yeah. Because if you’d have asked me at 19, 20 years old, like, alright, you know, what’s the end goal here? What’s the ultimate goal? It’s man, to stay a WWE Superstar forever. And that’s all I can see. Because that was what was in front of me, you know, and that’s what was interesting to me at the time.

But no, that planted the seeds to allow me to tap into the WWE wellness policy for them to pay for my rehabilitation at 26 years old, literally saving my life. Because when I was 26 years old, and I was at rock bottom, and I was at the most miserable I’d ever been in my life and the most hopeless I’ve ever been in my life. I didn’t have the resources. I didn’t have any money; I didn’t have any connections; I didn’t know anybody who was sober; I didn’t know anybody who walked that path before.

And it was those letters that I got every 6 months from WWE that said ‘hey, listen, if you were ever under contract with WWE, and you’ve reached a position in life where you need help, we are willing to help just call this number’, that’s all I had to do was call that number.

And then within 3 minutes they’re booking flights and putting me in rooms and at the world-class treatment centres and all of this stuff and you know that that was the foundation of everything that is good in my life now is a direct result of my sobriety.”

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