Impact Wrestling star Ace Romero was interviewed by Tommy Dreamer this week on the "House of Hardcore" podcast. Romero revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 and he's doing well but there was one really bad day
“I feel I’m pretty lucky because I only had probably three bad days, and one really bad day, where I thought the grim reaper was coming for me. The extent of the things I’m going through were the fevers. I haven’t had a fever in five years. That knocked me on my a*s. I was running 102, 103 degree fevers. I had body aches, and the breathing. The breathing is not the worst, but not the best. I have a personal trainer and I was getting my cardio really good, and now, I walk up the steps, a flight of stairs up to my house today, and I’m blown up. Tomorrow, as we record this on the 12th, I will be non-contagious and I can go do whatever. I’m nervous to go back into the gym. I’m a little trepidatious, how I’m going to do it and how I’m going to be...I just hope that my breathing and stuff will return. I can’t taste or smell right now, which sucks. I haven’t eaten a lot for the past 11 days. I’ve gone three or four days without eating. I have no appetite. I’m not really hungry and can't taste anything, so what’s the point? So, hopefully, my taste and my smell will come back, and my breathing will start to regulate and be more normal to what it was, but, other than that, I consider myself very lucky because I know that it could have gotten way worse, so hopefully, I’m out of the woods.”
Ace said he has had a drinking and eating problem that he has worked on to overcome:
“I was really bad with eating and drinking. Now I can have a beer once and a while and be fine. Now I have control with my food where I am not overeating all the time when I’m sad and upset and those types of things. That’s the hardest thing sometimes to do is admit that you have problems and find a new way to be strong enough to get control of those things. It’s made my life better 10 fold. It has made me a better person and a better wrestler.
Ace also mentioned that DDP reached out to him and gave Ace his DDP Yoga program for free. Click below for the entire interview.