Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pro wrestler Buff Bagwell seriously injured in wreck

By Alexis Stevens
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Pro wrestler
Marcus "Buff" Bagwell
remained in intensive care
Tuesday night
after being seriously injured
in a Cherokee County (GA) wreck,
a wrestling spokesman told the AJC
(Atlanta Journal Constitution).

Bagwell flipped his Jeep several times
on Towne Lake Parkway late Monday,
leaving him with broken bones
in his neck and face
and a broken jaw,
Ron Gossett,
president of Universal Championship Wrestling,
said Tuesday night.

was transported to
WellStar Kennestone Hospital,
where he remains sedated
due to the extent of his injuries,
Gossett said.

"Hopefully,he'll make a full recovery,"
Gossett said.

a Cobb County native,
attended Sprayberry High School
before his wrestling career began.
He is best known for his tenure
with World Championship Wrestling
from 1991 until 2001,
when he was a five-time World Tag Team champion.
Bagwell suffered a broken neck
wrestling in 1998,
but was later able
to return to the ring.

By Alexis Stevens
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

All of us here
at Wrestling News Center
wishes Buff Bagwell
both a full and complete recovery.

Wrestling fans and supporters
of the Wrestling News Center,
I sincerely would like to ask
all of you out there
to please keep Buff Bagwell
and his family
in your thoughts and prayers
during this very difficult time.

Thank you.

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