That doesn’t sound good. The wrestling world has its history of success stories with people moving from great success in wrestling into retirement with a seemingly smooth transition. That kind of thing is great to see, but at the same time you have all kinds of things go in the opposite direction. Sometimes wrestlers have some major problems and this time we are seeing another sad story.

Earlier this month, wrestling legend Brian Knobbs has been hospitalized due to severe stomach issues with no word on how bad things actually are. Eric Bischoff discussed the situation on his 83 Weeks podcast, saying that the situation is more serious than has been made public. While Bischoff would not go into the specifics of what is wrong as they have not been made public, he said that Knobbs was in a bad situation. Bischoff also talked about his time knowing Knobbs in the AWA back in 1987 and asked fans to donate whatever they could to his GoFundMe.

Knobbs debuted in the AWA in 1985 as a singles wrestler. Later that year, he and Jerry Sags began teaming together as the Nasty Boys later in the year and wrestled around the country. The two moved on to the NWA, then WWE and World Championship Wrestling. Knobbs and Sags won several Tag Team Titles, including three World Tag Team Title reigns in WCW. He would also win the WCW Hardcore Title three times as a singles wrestler. His most recent match took place in April 2019.

You must have seen the team before. Check out the Nasty Boys and Knobbs’ solo career:

Steiner Brothers vs. Nasty Boys - March 24, 1996

Sting & The British Bulldog vs. The Nasty Boys: WCW World Tag Team Championship Match - Clash of the

Norman Smiley vs Brian Knobs 11/21/99

Opinion: This is rather sad to hear and hopefully things get better in a hurry. Knobbs is part of one of the better known tag teams of the last generation, just due to the length of time they were around. It seems that he is in pretty serious condition and what matters most is Knobbs getting healthy sooner rather than later. There is no good way to see something like this and it needs to improve.

What is your favorite Nasty Boys match? Could Knobbs have been a star on his own? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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