Vampiro Says He Becomes "Like A Vegetable" If He Flies Too Much

Scary situation for Vampiro.

The 51-year-old took to Instagram to share a photo of himself in a wheelchair as he makes his way back to Mexico City from this weekend's WrestleCade event in North Carolina. Vampiro competed in a casket match against Crazzy Steve on Saturday night. In the caption, Vampiro wrote, "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."


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 [email protected] 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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Vampiro has been wrestling since 1984 when he was just 16 years old. He became a star in CMLL in the '90s before making his way to WCW in 1998. He currently serves as the color commentator for Lucha Underground and Director of Talent for AAA. He announced his retirement from the ring this past April due to his various injuries. WrestleCade marked his first match, post-retirement.

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