Sadly, we have learned that former WWE wrestler Virgil has been diagnosed with dementia. Also, Toni Storm was losing her mind in WWE before walking away.
Virgil Diagnosed With Dementia
Virgil has been in the wrestling game for a long time. He is best known for his time in WWE as a valet for Ted Dibiase.
Also, he is known to make noise on social media. Although, that usually involves him making some absurd remark.
Unfortunately, Virgil has shared some sad news with fans. It all started WrestleMania weekend, a few weeks back.
After leaving Dallas, Virgil visited the doctor where he was given bad news.
First, Virgil suffered two massive strokes and he was even aware. Although, he suspected something was wrong as his arm was giving him trouble.
Then, the doctors had more bad news. Virgil was also diagnosed with early stage dementia.
He noted that the years of taking bumps probably played a role in his current health.
Virgil was my favorite wrestler growing up because we didn’t get cable and the WWE show we watched (I think it was Superstars), he was the only black guy on it, so he was my favorite. It was him and High Energy as my faves. https://t.co/5597qzNLgv
— J. Pitts (@jdotpitts) April 16, 2022
To help pay medical bills, Virigl will be selling autographs and doing video shoutouts.
Virgil concluded his long message with the following.
“It all helps and I ain’t looking for sympathy, Virigl noted. “I am looking for the love I have poured into this business to hopefully carry me through this s—y time.”
“I did my time and took my lumps. Now, I am Just trying to survive. Hope this makes sense. Love you all.”
Wrestle Newz sends its best to Virgil during this difficult time.
Toni Storm Lost Her Mind In WWE
When Toni Storm signed with WWE, there was lots of hope. She was pushed big time, winning the Mae Young Classic.
After time in NXT UK and NXT, Storm joined the main roster. She was part of SmackDown, but did not last long.
“I went two and a half years without going home at all and that’s after a life of like – well, about seven years of being on the road,” said Storm. “And then take into account the amount of negativity that you hear about WWE and then add that on top of it.”
As for her time in WWE, she has no problems with the company, In fact, Storm is grateful for her time there and what she learned.
“I’m not saying that I had a problem with WWE at all. But in the end, it wasn’t real cool.”
“And something just happened and I left. And it felt – I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience, to be honest.”
“The stress of not seeing family in years and then just so many overwhelming things all at once and uh, yeah. I’ve been happier ever since.”
Storm is now part of AEW. In her debut, she became the first wrestler to qualify for the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament.