Nick Gage Recalls Nearly Dying In Tournament Of Death VIII Final

A deathmatch is a deathmatch and Nick Gage means it when he's "willing to die for this shit."

Gage has been involved in just about every crazy deathmatch you can think of in wrestling and in the Tournament Of Death VIII Final in 2009, he had a close call with death. 

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Speaking on the Wrestling's Cool podcast, Gage recalled a near-death experience against Thumbtack Jack in a Light tubes And Panes Of Glass Deathmatch. 

"It was the finals and he went to throw me through the (light) tubes and I land through them. One stood up and jabbed into my armpit. You have major arteries in your armpit. It's dangerous there. That's why guys in prison like to shank in the armpit and that area. I sliced two arteries and was bleeding buckets, bleeding to death. Thank God I didn't puncture a main artery or we wouldn't be doing this shit [an interview]. It's part of the gig. It's part of deathmatch wrestling, that's why (it's called) deathmatch wrestling. Anything can happen. That's why I loved that shit. I told them to tape it up. I knew the nurse very well, she's been doing CZW from day one. I called her a bitch and I feel bad, but at the time, I was fired up. She wasn't listening to me, and I just wanted her to tape it up. Thankfully she didn't listen to me or I'd be dead," he said. 

Gage remains king of the deathmatch, though he is currently sidelined with a calf injury. 

He recently took to social media to say he needs surgery on his calf and asked fans for their help. You can find more information on how to help Gage by clicking here

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