Dean Ambrose battled his way through.
A few weeks after former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose returned to WWE programming after spending nine months on the shelf, he did an interview with the local news outlet 'The Monitor' to promote a live event that the company had in Texas that weekend. During that interview Dean Ambrose revealed that he ended up having two different surgeries and had an MRSA and Staph infection and nearly died because of how dangerous the infection is and can be. Here's a direct quote from that interview with Ambrose:
"It’s good to get back out in front of people." Ambrose said of his return. "I had a lot of frustration I needed to really get out that built up over the last eight months. It was a long, long period of time. Much longer than [I] would have been anticipated. It was just one nightmare after another. It was a pretty challenging period of time to go through. I ended up having two different surgeries. I had this MRSA, Staph infection, I nearly died. I was in the hospital for a week plugged up to this antibiotic drip thing, and I was on all these antibiotics for months that make you puke and crap your pants."
Fast forward to present day and Ambrose has separated himself from his Shield-brethren Seth Rollins and decided to ride his own wave. Dean Ambrose's road to recovery is being profiled by WWE in the next edition of their Network series 'Chronicle' in-which Dean opens up about his trying road back to the ring. The hour-long special is set to air tonight following NXT TakeOver: War Games II and a snippet of the special was uploaded to WWE's YouTube channel and in that snippet Ambrose reflected on nearly losing his life.
“I wasn’t really scared, because I was with the best doctors in the hospital and stuff, and they brought in the best virus guy in the country. So, I wasn’t necessarily scared, but it’s just… it’s the first time, my body had ever… I felt truly been in danger or truly not been cooperating with me after everything I’ve asked it to do over the years." Dean continued, "MRSA spelled M.R.S.A. is like resistant to antibiotics and stuff and it can be really hard to get rid of and can be really dangerous, and if it gets into your blood stream, which was very close to happening, then it can get in your organs and your organs fail and you die. If you don’t notice you got it then you know… it’s not fun to think about. This guy explaining to me how close and how much of a danger that really was eye opening."
If the second quote in this article is used, please credit WWE's YouTube page with an H/T to Fightful for the transcription.