Gringo Loco Details Past Heath Issues, Says He Got A Pacemaker

Gringo Loco reveals that he got a pacemaker following a health issue that he had been dealing with.

In recent months, Gringo has become a breakout star on the independent scene. He often wrestles for GCW and other promotions. He has also made a few appearances for AAA, and he has started competing for ROH.

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Speaking with Nick Hausman for Haus of Wrestling, Gringo Loco revealed that he had some health issues in 2017, as he was taken to the hospital due to cardiac arrest. He then described how he got a pacemaker, and he stated that the whole experience led to his second chance.

“It was a pretty unfortunate situation. I felt like, before that situation, I felt like I was finally on the rise, I was finally creating some noise, I was making more towns, I was getting flown places. Then, low and behold, without ever being in a hospital for a flu, a broken finger, or anything, my heart decides to stop, and I wake up in a hospital saying, ‘Hey, man, what happened?’ The doctor’s looking at me like, ‘You’re a miracle to be here.’ I was like, ‘No way. What happened?’ They explained that there was a cardiac arrest situation, and we don’t know why it was. Went through all these tests for six days, and they decided, just as a precaution, we’re gonna go ahead and put a pacemaker, just in case to make sure that, if this does decide to happen again, that you’re gonna be completely fine. A lot of people don’t know that. There’s actually a mini-documentary in the works right now that will tell more in-depth on that story. But yeah, that actually happened. I think that this is my second chance, and I think I’m taking full advantage of what’s been given to me," Gringo Loco said.

Gringo was asked whether he worries about wrestling with the pacemaker, and he stated that he feels great. He emphasized that the doctors have cleared him to wrestle, though he didn't necessarily mention the extent of the moves he does in the ring. However, Gringo noted that this is his second chance, and he is taking advantage of it.

“I personally feel great. The doctor said, ‘You’re completely cleared to wrestle, do whatever you want to do.’ I definitely don’t mention that I’m going to put two humans beings on top of myself and slam them to the mat, but we ran a bunch of tests the first year, of strenuous activity, and how did it look after this match? Everything looks fine, so I just think that, again, a second chance you have to take full advantage of it," Gringo Loco said.

When asked whether he had any limitations with the health issue or if he's going full bore, Gringo stated that he is going all in, as you only live once, or twice when you get a second chance. He also expressed his excitement for people to see the documentary about his story.

“Just full bore, man. You only live one time, bro. Actually, in my case, twice. But yeah, I can’t wait for the people to actually see my story when this mini-doc comes out. It’s gonna be something," he said.

The full interview is available here.

In the same interview, Gringo Loco stated that he'll always leave the doors open to WWE, but AEW and ROH are where he wants to be right now. Check out his comments here.

Click here to see what Gringo Loco had to say about becoming The Base God.

Gringo Loco will compete on the June 22 episode of ROH TV. Check out the card here.

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