Former WCW star: “Basically I become like a vegetable”
On Sunday evening, the 51-year-old Lucha Underground commentator shared a photo of himself in a wheelchair at an airport and explained in the caption that sometimes he “literally can not walk” due to a condition related to neck/back injuries he’s suffered.
“Part of my condition, from this neck and back injury is that if I fly too often my body totally gives out and I lose all control of my legs and arms and hands,” he wrote. “Basically I become like a vegetable.”
Vampiro also confessed that he wasn’t feeling 100% prior to the match, but said he’d rather die than let someone down. Explaining, “Last night I was dying before the match I could not walk and I really was in pain. But the transformation when I put on my paint and the black leather and the cheering of the fans … I would rather die than let someone down.”
“I am a hard person to deal with in real life. But I am a pro all day and I won’t ever quit.”