Jim Ross has an interview up at FOXSports.com with former WWE star Darren Drozdov. Long time fans may remember Drozdov from the Attitude era. His career was ended in 1999 after Drozdov was paralyzed from a running powerbomb in a match with D'Lo Brown. The match was to air on an episode of Smackdown but was pulled before the show made it to TV.
Droz said that he has no hard feelings towards D'Lo and he knows the risks involved. Droz knew that it was an accident. Ross talks about meeting Droz when he was being recruited for WWE. Droz earned the nickmane "Puke" because of the way he could make himself throw up on command. He even did it once in front of Vince McMahon at his office as part of his "audition." Droz wrestled briefly as Puke as part of the Legion of Doom in 1998 with Hawk and Animal.
Droz, 45, lives in New Jersey and needs 24 hour, in-home care to help him function. He thanked WWE for their efforts and is able to have some independence. "The McMahons came through for me and I remember my Dad saying after the surgeries that 'Thank God that you worked for WWE,' " Droz said. "The WWE is still supportive."
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"No matter what puts you down, in my eyes and in my mind, there is always another day. Just because I'm paralyzed and stuck in a wheel chair, doesn't mean my life is over. I've learned to live again and my life is far from over." --€“ Darren Drozdov