He’s one of many. WWE has been around for a very long time now and there have been a lot of wrestlers to come through their doors over the years. Some of them have made a bigger impact than others but they have all done at least something in the company. WWE does some nice things for its current and former wrestlers, but one of them does not seem to meet the requirements for one of those offers.
Former WWE and WCW star Buff Bagwell appeared on the Who The Fook Are These Guys podcast and revealed that WWE would not send him to rehab when his substance abuse issues were increasing. Bagwell only wrestled for the company for a few weeks before being fired in 2001 at the beginning of the Invasion. This took place before WWE began offering every former wrestler rehabilitation treatment on the company’s time.
Bagwell did have some good moments in his career. Check out some of his time in the big leagues:
Opinion: This is one of those things that has probably been brought up before but it does not exactly make WWE look good. Then again, Bagwell’s time in WWE is not exactly well remembered, and it isn’t like he had much time to ask about some kind of help. It’s a shame that things got bad for Bagwell though and he was trying to get better. Thankfully things seem to have improved now, so at least things worked out in the end.
What did you think of Bagwell’s career? How far could he have gone in WWE? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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