Former WWE wrestler Adam Rose says his party character is dead … and from now on, he’ll be using the name KRUGAR — because he wants to prove he’s more than just a comedy act.
The wrestler released a video to Pro Wrestling Sheet in which he announces the new name and addresses rumors that he might have been M.I.A. the past few months due to addiction.
KRUGAR explains, “People say I disappeared because I’m some sort of drug addict. Well, I can tell you this, I am no drug addict. I’m no angel. I can tell you that. I’m no angel. I’ve wrestled demons my entire life. But I am not a drug addict.”
He adds, “I disappeared because I had to put my family first. I had to go home to my boys. I had to go home and look after my wife. I had to go get a real job just like the rest of you to feed them.”
The 37-year-old was formerly Leo Kruger in NXT from 2010-2014.
KRUGAR comments on the name change by saying, “Adam Rose is dead. I killed Adam Rose. I’m not some comedy routine.”
Check out the full video below.