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John Layfield talks about his memory loss: “I should be a poster child for CTE”

Former WWE Champion JBL had a long and successful pro wrestling career. As the years go on, more studies and research are done when it comes to CTE and memory loss. Unfortunately, this is something that the former WWE star is dealing with. His shared his story while serving as a recent guest on the Prime Time with Sean Mooney podcast.

He brought up how he was starting suffering from memory loss after he first retired from professional wrestling.

“I should be a poster child for CTE. I have no idea what is going to happen. When I first retired, I had short-term memory loss, and I started reading about neuroplasticity in the brain, about how the brain can regenerate itself, and I don’t know if it can or not.”

JBL is attempting to find out as much as possible on the issue and how to help with it as he’s started to challenge himself and performing daily activities that enhance learning about it.

“I do all kinds of stuff. I do a mind game every day. I play chess, sudoku. I learn something different, a language, a few words of a different language. I learn something to always stretch the brain, and my memory came back completely. Right now it appears to be as normal – if I can be called normal – but as normal as I know I am. Right now, I don’t have any effects. I don’t know what the future holds. Hopefully, they come along with some medical technology, or maybe I’m the anomaly that doesn’t get it.”

We recently caught with JBL in New York City. Check out the video below.

Transcription Credit: Michael McClead, WrestleZone


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