Vampiro Provides Post-WrestleCade Injury Update

vampiro injured wrestlecade wheelchair unable to walk

Former WCW star Vampiro has taken to Instagram to reveal some shocking news in the wake of his casket match against Crazzy Steve this weekend at WrestleCade.

On Sunday evening, the 51-year-old Lucha Underground commentator shared a photo of himself in a wheelchair at an airport and explained in the caption that sometimes he “literally can not walk” due to a condition related to neck/back injuries he’s suffered. 

“Part of my condition, from this neck and back injury is that if I fly too often my body totally gives out and I lose all control of my legs and arms and hands,” he wrote. “Basically I become like a vegetable.”

Vampiro also confessed that he wasn’t feeling 100% prior to the match, but said he’d rather die than let someone down. Explaining, “Last night I was dying before the match I could not walk and I really was in pain. But the transformation when I put on my paint and the black leather and the cheering of the fans … I would rather die than let someone down.”

“I am a hard person to deal with in real life. But I am a pro all day and I won’t ever quit.”

Read Vampiro’s full post below.

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I am arriving in Mexico City after WRESTLE CADE 2018 . Part of my condition , from this neck and back injury is that if I fly too often my body totally gives out and I lose all control of my legs and arms and hands . Basically I become like a vegetable . I literally can not walk. And so today I am in a wheelchair…Last night I was dying before the match I could not walk and I really was in pain. But the transformation when I put on my paint and the black leather and the cheering of the fans… I would rather die than let someone down. I am a hard person to deal with in real life . But I am a pro all day and I won’t ever quit. Fuck that . So no I have one more flight and I have no clue how I will board the plane let alone get home. All I can say is it was totally worth it and I would do it again right now if I had the chance! PMA all ways . I need to set an example for@my daughter and for the people who believe in me. plus I needed the money for my daughters plane ticket for Christmas!It’s only pain. And as one of my hero’s said … it’s only Rock and roll but I Ike it! i’m not looking for sympathy that’s not what this is about, it’s all about being in a fight, getting hit heading back twice as hard, life is not easy, and you can’t quit every time I rode block comes along, you know what I mean? My point of view is tomorrow I will be in the gym with or without this motherfucking wheelchair, I just wanted to say thank you to all the fans for all the support last night it was fun, but I can do better, and I guarantee you that I will!

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  • Lou DiFigliano

    If it weren’t for the headline… I would’ve never guessed that was Vampiro…

  • Louis

    Damn, Vampiro.

  • Andre The Giant

    Damn, Vampiro.