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Buff Bagwell Accident: Former WCW Superstar Injured in Car Accident

Wrestler suffers broken neck, remains in ICU

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Buff Bagwell Accident: Former WCW Superstar Injured in Car Accident
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Former WCW superstar Buff Bagwell, also known amongst us mere mortals as Marcus Alexander Bagwell, was critically injured in an automobile accident. After calling his wife and informing her that he was about to have a seizure, Bagwell lost control of his Jeep, sending him and vehicle spinning across the median. The crash caused Bagwell, 42, to break several bones in his neck, face, and jaw, landing him in the intensive care unit at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. He remains in serious condition.

Bagwell rose to fame in the WCW during the 90′s, defeating several memorable opponents and winning the World Tag Team Champion five times during his career. In addition to the time spent in the ring, Bagwell also co-starred in cult director Andy Sidaris’ 1996 B-movie action extravaganza “Day of the Warrior”. Two years later, he reprised his role as Warrior in Sidaris’ babes and bullets opus “Return to Savage Beach”. Both films, as you may already have guessed, were released direct-to-video.

The former wrestler also sustained a broken neck while wrestling in 1998, an injury that, at the time, was supposed to end his career. However, Bagwell defied the odds, returning to the ring to deal some seriously intense damage 10 months later. The guy is obviously a fighter, so here’s hoping he makes a full recovery very soon.

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Buff Bagwell Accident: Former WCW Superstar Injured in Car Accident
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  • chrisv454

    UMMM…it takes longer to call your wife and tell her that you are about to have a seizure than it does to stop the car.

    • Skippy

      My thoughts exactly. Drrrr!

    • dave

      have some compassion.

      • daman

        True that, dave!!! compassion/respect for the bagwells!!!

    • David

      Seizures most the time lock up your legs, i have had seizures where my legs lock up and my upper body is just fine for a few minutes afterward then i go into full seizure, so when you don’t have control of your legs it is kinda hard to step off the gas pedal. Research is your friend.

    • Jonzi624

      When someone is about to have a seizure,they are not thinking clearly. Are you aware that a seizure is basically a cerabral “accident” that causes the person to experience disruption in brain function? He called his wife almost surely because she was the person that made him feel safe. Unfortunately, this was the greatest mistake of his life – it would have been a much better scenario if he had just pulled over. No accident – no broken neck. But reality is that the brain is a controlling S.O.B., whether we like it or not! He did what felt right at that moment. He reached out to his wife for help.

  • Jazzinwine

    “alerting her to the face that he was about to have a seizure …” FACT! NOT FACE! Proofread please!

    • Jonzi624

      Really? That’s what you took from this sad story? You might want to consider compassion and empathy to be a bit more important than a grammar check.

  • hs

    After calling his wife and alerting her to the “face” that he was about to have a seizure

  • http://minnesotamartialarts.info Terry

    a little confusing about making a call and not stopping the car ?

    • Joe

      its hard to stop the car if you have no control over your legs. once full seizure occurs, he lost control of everything.

  • Don

    my best wishes and prayers go out to Buff Bagwell & his family on a speedy recovery

  • Lara Brestelli

    Sending prayers his way to a speedy recovery!! And to all of you people with something negative to say just shut up. He doesn’t need it and neither does his family.

  • Cliff

    So the guy has a major accident and this hack journalist uses it as fodder to poke fun at his film career? Truly classless. Hope he is okay, he was truly entertaining back then, his antics were always good for a smile. Seriously, what guy would not want to strut, pose like that and proclaim to all that “Buff is the Stuff!” Rest well Buff!

  • http://yahoo.com william

    I have many great memories of Buff Bagwells matches he always put on a great show. I pray he gets thru this like e did with his broken
    neck.

  • David

    I can tell by alot of these comments most the people here have not had a seizure, unfortunately i have and can tell you it hits you differently at times and doesn’t start with your whole body most the time, i have had seizures where my legs completely lockup and i cant do anything with them (you know like take your foot off the gas pedal) then after about 3 minutes i go into full seizure. Maybe people need to do their research abit better, cause he probably had no control of his legs while his upper body was fine for a few minutes.

    • Jonzi624

      True, David. Excellent point!! Also,I believe it is important to realize that seizures happen to the BRAIN. When the brain is compromised, poor decision-making is quite likely! To call his wife was not an outrageous idea to him rather than pulling over the car. I would guess that he assumed he was reaching out for help, thinking he was doing the best he could by talking to the person who made him feel safe. This is a truly sad situation, and people who are being judgmental about his poor choice of actions don’t understand that the brain is in control of the entire body, and when the brain is compromised, functions are stunted. Sad that this happened to this man!!! I truly feel for him, and I feel horrible for the wife who had to experience his tragic accident over a phone line!

  • Kurtis Berryhill

    You would not believe how many accidents could be avoided if people would just pull over. From diabetics to people with seizures, would say I could feel it coming on, but did not pull over. I am a retired paramedic. My question is why not pull over and they would say they thought they could make it home. Instead they seriouslu injured themselves or seriously injured or killed someone else. Very Sad!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • http://yahoo truthhurts

    one! two! th! OH HE GOT THE SHOULER UP!

  • Swami

    Being ignorant and judgmental is a bad combination.

    Its clear that many of you are unfamiliar with how the body reacts to seizures. Most of the time your entire body isn’t hit all at once. A certain area may become unresponsive or start to tingle.

    He very likely had his legs lock up on him first, so he couldn’t lift his leg off the gas and hit the brakes, while his upper body was still mobile enabling him to make a phone call.

    • Jonzi624

      Motor function is clearly at issue here. As you said, it truly depends on the seizure ‘type’ how the body responds. The brain is in control of everything! In this case, it seems obvious that his motor abilities in his lower body were compromised while his upper body was still functioning adequately. We need to look at the nervous systems in the body to understand what is affected and why when a seizure is taking place. To judge this man based on his failure to stop the car is unfair, and it blatantly ignores the realities of compromised brain function and how a seizure affects all aspects of function throughout the body.

  • Juz B Caus

    He knew he was about to have a seizure and called his wife to tell her just before the crash. Wouldn’t it have been smarter to pull over first then call his wife?
    “Hi Hun, sorry to bother you. Nothing important but I thought I’d let you know that I’m driving the Jeep down the highway doing 75 and I feel like I’m going to have a seizure shortly. Yea, OK Hun, I’ll give you a call later and let you know if the store had your favorite ice creme. Bye”.

  • msb1110

    I understand all about seizures as well.. These guys are correct. However, In agreement with the other people as well….there is some thing called the EMERGENCY BRAKE!! pull it and you stop… just saying..any best wishes on a fast recovery Buff..

    • John G

      Not all emergency breaks are hand breaks. Just sayin!!!!

  • bigpoppaPUMP

    buff was funny. his neck in jury on wrastlin was fake tho. i reely lacked heem n hoap he pulls thru cuz thur aint hardly no vids on u-toob of heem , tho i emajine thur will b tamara

    • Mel

      @bigpoopaPUMP…are you serious, why can’t you make an effort to type like a normal person. I know 7 year olds that type better then you do. You may have had something important to say BUT nobody will read it because almost every word is gibberish. Grow up!

      • Jonzi624

        Mel… I think he was intentional writing in an ignorant manner. Can’t trust people like that!!! They are likely criminals. ;)

  • Brian Ballard

    Buff Bagwell 4 life!!!

  • Raven

    Thoughts and prayer are with him and family for a full recovery.

  • Nathan

    @msb – I believe that all Jeep e-brakes are pedals, not handles. If that’s the case, he wouldn’t be able to use it.

  • pete

    he was a great wrestler and a great person. him and his brother revolutionalized tag team wrestling and he is an inspiration to alot of us. all the best wishes to him and his family. my prayers are with you

  • Ronnda

    Buff Bagwell huh? Sounds like an on screen pr0n name… lol.

  • http://yahoo Dan

    Prayers to Marcus,and his family through this ordeal. Good or Bad guy, he was the best…..and hopefully he can come through this with most complete recovery…

  • TOBY HARRELL

    BUFF AND I WALKED THE STEETS OF WASKOM TEXAS, WITH SKANDAR AKBAR AND COUSION EDDIE. BUFF AND I ARE FORTUANTE TO BOTH BE EXTREMELY BLESSED. GOOD THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR MY FRIEND.

  • CLINT FODOR

    GET WELL SOON I”M PRAYING FOR YOU

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