A trailer for a documentary on Vader (Leon White) has been released online. The documentary, titled “Two Years to Live: A Big Van Vader Documentary,” covers his Congestive Heart Failure diagnosis from last November. Vader has said that doctors believe that he has less than two years to live and he’s been pushing to get inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
He said that there’s nothing that can be done to prolongue his life even if he lost 100 pounds. He wants to go out on his own terms and says that he still wants to continue wrestling.
I’ve said it before but Vader is one of those wrestlers that deserves to be in every wrestling Hall of Fame. He was the top heel in WCW for a few years in the early 1990’s and is considered by many to be the best big man wrestler in the history of the business. He would ultimately slow down on high-risk moves due to back and knee issues, but during those first few years, he could do a moonsault off the top rope. That was something rarely seen for someone of his size.
He dominated the main event scene in WCW and had some brutal matches with wrestlers like Sting and Cacuts Jack. He left the company in 1995 and made his first appearance on WWF programming in 1996 at the Royal Rumble. Unfortunately, backstage politics and other issues derailed his run and any chances at getting the WWF Championship. Among other major championships, Vader is a 3-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, IWGP Tag Team Champion, 3-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and a former WCW United States Champion.
A Kickstarter campaign will be launched soon to help fund the documentary and the following pages have been set up to promote the film and the campaign:
Mick Foley plugged the documentary trailer on his Twitter account:
— Big Van Vader (@TwoYearsToLive) July 5, 2017