Former World Championship Wrestling pro wrestler, Marcus ‘Buff’ Bagwell, has been heavily sedated and placed into a medically induced coma due to the severity of his injuries stemming from a late Monday night car accident.
According to a police report Bagwell had made a call to his wife and told her that he was about to suffer a seizure while he was driving.
Buff Bagwell, shortly there after, ended up flipping his vehicle while traveling north of Atlanta near his hometown of Marietta, Georgia, and was left with broken bones in his neck and face and a broken jaw. And as of Wednesday he remained heavily sedated in the WellStar Kennestone Hospital intensive care unit in Marietta.
On Wednesday Bagwell’s brother, John released a statement saying that Buff was still hooked up to breathing and feeding tubes and would require surgery after the swelling in his neck and face had gone down.
The now 42-year-old Bagwell was most famous for his 10 years with WCW between 1991 and 2001, becoming a 5 time tag team champion. After the 2001 collapse of WCW the WWE bought out several of the former WCW wrestler’s contracts and had them join the WWE roster. After making the move to the WWE on July 1st 2001 Bagwell was fired and released from his contract on July 9th of 2001 after a behind-the-scenes altercation with former WCW alum Shane Helms and for his poor attitude since making the move to the WWE.
From 2001 to just before his accident he had been making his rounds wrestling for several different promotions under the Independent Circuit.