Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Buff Bagwell In Intensive Care After Car Accident

Former WCW star Buff Bagwell is in intensive care after he was involved in a serious car accident.

The wrestler, real name Marcus Bagwell, was driving in Georgia on Monday when he lost control of his Jeep, which flipped on the road and left him with several broken bones in his neck and face, including a snapped jaw.

He was taken to nearby WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he remains under doctors' watch in an intensive care ward, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Bagwell made his name in wrestling after he became five-time World Tag Team champion in the 1990s. He broke his neck during a match in 1998, but made a full recovery.

Shortly after WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001, Bagwell was one of the first AOL Time Warner contracted wrestlers to accept the offered buy-out on his contract and sign with the WWF. On July 1, 2001, Bagwell faced Booker T at a house show and he made his WWF televised debut on the July 2 episode of Raw is War, facing Booker T for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. The match went to a no-contest after interference from Stone Cold Steve Austin and Kurt Angle. When Bagwell arrived to the Raw tapings on July 9 in Atlanta, Georgia, he was informed he was being released from his contract due to complaints about his attitude and an altercation with fellow WCW alumnus Shane Helms. There were also accusations that Bagwell faked an injury at the July 3 SmackDown! tapings after receiving a double powerbomb from the Acolytes Protection Agency. The accusations also claimed his mother Judy was calling WWF offices to request that her son get time off to heal from an injury supposedly inflicted to Bagwell from the double powerbomb and to complain about her son's travel arrangements.

Bagwell made several appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2002 and 2003. Bagwell appeared on the April 27, 2006 episode of TNA Impact! as the first of Sting's possible tag team partners for Sacrifice on May 14, 2006. Bagwell also appeared on the September 28, 2006 episode of Impact! in several segments, including a press conference, a video package, and a live segment where he brawled briefly with Jeff Jarrett. At a 2008 live event in Florida, Bagwell expressed that he would like to work a deal with TNA in the near future and that he likes TNA because it reminds him of his days in WCW. Its too bad, I think TNA could have used him. He is a well known superstar.
I always thought Bagwell was a guy that was going to be a major star. When he came back after Rick Steiner had broke his neck and started working with Scott Steiner I thought the two were on their way to the top. They should have been Tag-Team Champions, and held every singles title in WCW. They should have eventually had a major feud, and I think that would have drawn huge money for WCW if they did it right. But that never happened. Instead, he never reached the top in WCW, and then when he gave up his WCW contract to sign a new contract with the WWE, they turned around and fired him because he got in a fight backstage with The Hurricane. It wasn't fair. Considering all the potential he had and the fact that he never amounted to anything after being giving a shot in every major promotion, and the fact that he may be the record holder for shortest career in the WWE, I can't help but think he must have been a problem backstage where ever he went. 

Its too bad, and for his sake I hope he can recover once again and make a comeback!  

When He Broke His Neck In The Ring
Supposedly, this is a picture from the scene of the car accident

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