Marcus “Buff” Bagwell is at home recovering after being involved in a serious car accident on April 23 while traveling near his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. The former WCW Superstar is quickly healing from the life-threatening ordeal and is eyeing a return to the squared circle.
“Buff is doing much better!” a representative of Bagwell told Hollywood.com. “He is at home and ready to work again.”
Buff Bagwell underwent surgery on his jaw on Thursday, which had been wired shut, and is now walking. Indy promotion UCW, which Bagwell had been wrestling for prior to his accident, tweeted the following update on his condition:
“Buff Bagwell released after surgery. Buff is recovering after having surgery on his jaw , which is wired. Buff has 4 plates in his face from surgery. Under his eye, across the face / nose. Is walking..but has some tingling in his arms and hands.”
Scotty Riggs, who held the WCW World Tag Team Championship with Buff Bagwell, stated Sunday evening on Twitter that he spoke with his former tag team partner after he was involved in a serious car accident last Monday in Georgia. Riggs says while Bagwell is in “rough” shape, he was discharged from intensive care after undergoing successful surgery on Saturday.
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. The former WCW Superstar called his wife at 1:35 p.m. to tell her that he was about to suffer a seizure while driving. He was taken to nearby WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he remained under doctors’ watch in an intensive care unit throughout the week.
On Friday, Bagwell’s wife Judy stated to TMZ.com that he had been taken off the breathing tube, was able to eat solid foods and talk. Fellow WCW alumni Sting, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Diamond Dallas Page and Riggs, among others, have also kept in contact with Bagwell since the accident.
“It’s really helped that he’s been contacted by friends … he’s really feeling the love,” says Bagwell’s wife.
Following Buff Bagwell’s horrific car accident, Bagwell is now breathing and eating on his own, TMZ reports.
Wife Judy Bagwell told TMZ, “The breathing tube was removed on Wednesday … he is talking … he’s eating solid foods.”
She also said that doctors were “shocked” at Buff Bagwell’s progress so far, “[Doctors] were really shocked that he was communicating so soon … he’s a fighter.”
Old WCW buddies including Sting, Scott and Rick Steiner and Diamond Dallas Page have all been in contact with Buff. “It really helped that he’s been contacted by friends,” Judy stated. “He’s really feeling the love.”
The official Twitter page of Universal Championship Wrestling posted the following update on Buff Bagwell:
Buff Bagwell Update: Doctors hope swelling in Marc’s Face and neck subside in next 48 hours to be able to operate
Marc is heavily medicated, on a breathing & feeding tube, has crushed nose, broken Cheek bone and jaw & 2 broken places in neck
Buff’s brother John reports, Marc has improved since yesterday despite his condition. Marc is in ICU @ Kennestone Hospital
Buff was a huge part in UCW landing our new cable tv deal! Our Prayers go out to him, his wife Judy and the entire Bagwell Family
Credit – WrestlingNewsWorld
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Buff Bagwell briefly opened his eyes today and moved his hands and feet. The full extent of his injuries is still not known. He could undergo surgery by the end of the week
Investigators believe Bagwell made a sharp left turn, causing his Jeep to spin across the raised median and flip over. He was removed from the wreckage and transported by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.
According to the police report, Bagwell called his wife just minutes before the accident and advised her he was getting ready to have a secure.
Bagwell remains in ICU.
Credit – TMZ
Former WCW wrestling star Buff Bagwell is in intensive care at an Atlanta-areahospital after flipping his Jeep … reportedly breaking several bones in his neck.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the accident occurred “late Monday” … leaving the 42-year-old with broken bones in his neck and face … and a broken jaw.
Bagwell was transported to a nearby hospital, where was admitted to the intensive care unit in serious condition … and sedated due to the extent of his injuries.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Bagwell called his wife from his Jeep around 1:30 PM … and “advised her he was getting ready to have a seizure.”
Bagwell lost control of his vehicle a short time later … spinning across the raised median, which caused the Jeep to flip over.
Bagwell was removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel and transported to a nearby
As noted before, former WCW star Buff Bagwell was in a serious car accident this week. The accident reportedly happened Monday night as Bagwell’s Jeep apparently flipped over eight or nine times. Reports are that Bagwell has a broken neck and his jaw is wired shut.
I am still completely floored and in utter shock over the news that the “Macho Man” Randy Savage passed away today at the age of 58. As reported here on WrestleChat, Randy suffered a heart attack behind the wheel of his Jeep, lost control and slammed into a tree. His beautiful wife Lynn was also in the car but luckily only suffered minor injuries. Unfortunately the biggest injury of all is to her heart after the loss of her husband Randy.
To say that Randy Savage was a huge piece of my childhood is a complete understatement. Randy was and in my mind still is the pinnacle of Professional Wrestling. When I was a child Randy along with Hulk Hogan and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat were the 3 men I idolized most when I would flick on my television and enter a world of entertainment and fantasy, you know the world where we all wish we could be the tag partner of Macho Man or the one facing him for his Championship Belt? We all thought and dreamt that.
From the days of walking around my elementary school doing Macho Man impressions to those hot summer days in Queens, NY when I would sit on my stoop and wait for the Mr Softee truck to purchase a WWF Ice Cream Bar, and the complete joy I remember to this day feeling when I would tear into that box to reveal a Macho Man Ice Cream Bar and Trading Card. Damn, I miss those days.
Now, with the death of Randall Poffo a.k.a The Macho Man, I sit back and reflect on how much wrestling has changed and how the sport went from iconic legends we all adored to the presence of wrestlers that cannot figure out a way to stand out into the spotlight the way this man did. Sure you have your John Cena’s, The Rock’s and Chris Jericho’s who all made a niche for themselves in the Professional Wrestling world but how would it have been if there was no Macho Man Randy Savage? If no one ever saw how amazing his promos were or how outrageous he was. Would there have been a Rock? Would Chris Jericho be who he is today? Even those two idolized Savage the way we all did.
I can sit here and ramble on about how iconic this man was or how all of us at one point in time put our finger in the air and let out an “Ohhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”, but I won’t. But what I will do is ask you all to jump on YouTube and refresh your minds on what an amazing talent he was in the ring, on the mic and in front of the camera’s.
This was an extremely huge loss for the professional wrestling world, it’s fans and our childhoods.
Rest in Paradise Randy, cause eventually we will all be up there buying tickets to watch you once again.