Former WWE Superstar Tom Magee is in bad shape after a brutal attack in front of his home on Tuesday. The CBS affiliate in Los Angeles is reporting that it all started after a dispute over a parking spot.
McGee was beaten down by as many as six men and, as you can see in the video below, he looks unrecognizable from his heyday in wrestling when he weighed approximately 265 pounds. Magee suffered a broken eye socket and a concussion after being kicked and punched in the face repeatedly by the six men.
“To me, it was attempted murder. If we wouldn’t have come out here I don’t know if he would be alive. To look at his face if you saw his face right now and saw what they were doing to him, he’s really lucky to be alive,” one neighbor said.
Los Angeles Police Department robbery detectives said that two men were taken into custody and they were booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. The investigation is ongoing and Magee will have a long recovery ahead but he is out of the hospital and recovering at home.
Magee had a short wrestling career in the mid to late 1980’s. He was used primarily as an enhancement wrestler from 1986 to 1990. At one time, Vince McMahon wanted Magee to be the heir apparent to Hulk Hogan because he was so impressed with his bodybuilder physique. Bret Hart told the story in his book of his match with Magee and McMahon walking up to him afterward and saying “That’s my next champion!”