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Another story from a former WWE star that would back up CM Punk's claims

Yesterday I noted that Charlie Haas was critical of Dr. Joseph Maroon with how he treated his injury. You can read more about that by clicking here.

Bob Holly is another wrestler that has been critical of WWE's system and the way they handle injuries. In his book, The Hardcore Truth, Holly talks about what happened to him on the day Eddie Guerrero died. Holly said that he had a bump on his underarm that would not go away. Holly noted that when he got to Minneapolis he felt like he had the flu. He was checked out by WWE's doctor Rios backstage and was told that he had a staph infection that spread to his forearm. Dr. Rios told John Laurinaitis that Holly needed to go to the hospital to get it taken care of because he was really sick. Laurinaitis, according to Holly's book, said that he was needed on the overseas tour so he'd have to wait before going to the hospital. Holly said that Laurinaitis insisted that he go on the overseas tour even though Holly told him that he was "sick as hell." Holly said, " If I'd refused to go, they would have probably fired me. Maybe that's how Eddie had felt."

So Holly worked the tour and by the time they got to Germany his forearm got swollen up to twice its normal size. Dr. Rios tried to dran the infection but that didn't help because the infection had already spread to the bone. Holly was hospitalized and learned that he had MRSA, which is what Punk had. Holly noted that surgery didn't work and he was put on Vancoycin, whichi s a last resort antibotic. Luckily it worked but doctors told him that his arm would have been amputated if the Vancoycin didn't work. Holly says he was told, "That man [Laurinaitis] is the reason you ended up in the hospital and nearly lost your arm." Holly also said that "Because they'd gone against Dr. Rios's orders, the company was very liable and they knew that they had set themselves up for a huge lawsuit. I could tell because they were kissing my ass the whole time I was off, telling me not to worry about anything and that they'd get me anything I needed."

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