Sean O’Haire Suffered From Alcoholism Before Death
TMZ has a new story detailing that Sean O’Haire had a long battle with alcoholism before his death and WWE paid for his rehab 6 times over the years. His most recent stint was just this year.
The former WCW tag champ was found hanging in his home on Monday, though we’re still waiting on toxicology results to see if any substance played a role.
Bobby Heenan Breaks Hip
WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan suffered another fall recently and broke his hip. The legendary manager and announcer has been very frail since having throat cancer treatment some years back.
Dolph Ziggler’s View On Part Timers In WWE
In a recent interview with WOIO-TV CBS Cleveland Dolph Ziggler gave his opinion on some wrestlers working part time for WWE:
Eight years ago, it would have made me really mad with Rock coming back and guys who come back just for WrestleMania. It’s a two part story. It makes me so mad that we can’t do a show without those guys. But here’s the business side: we need those guys to get eyes on a show that normally wouldn’t get them so you can see these up and coming guys so one day down the line in twenty years when I’m doing something else and they say, ‘Hey we need you to get on this card so we can highlight these twenty other guys who are up and coming.’ It’s a circle of life and a circle of business. If they weren’t making money, they wouldn’t keep doing it.
He also discussed what Sting means to the wrestlers backstage:
Just watching that commercial for 2K15 the first time it debuted, we were all like “Oh, is this the thing?!”. We were backstage and we crowded around the monitor to see a one second thing where they showed his mask and everyone flipped out because it’s that big of a deal. There are so few special things left that haven’t happened in this business so having Sting coming back no matter what he does, or if he comes back, just to have him show up one night would just blow the roof off for us backstage and for the fans of course.