The WWE has had some of the most talented men and women work for them over the course of its long history. Though no matter how successful the WWE has been, or how big the WWE's wrestlers have become, with several even becoming some of the biggest movie stars like John Cena, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Hulk Hogan, people need to remember that they are still human beings that have immune systems.
No matter how rich or famous people are, they are still people that can be just as susceptible to medical conditions as anyone else. Some of the biggest wrestlers in the world actually had health conditions that were quite serious and in some cases life threatening. While a lot of people assume that wrestlers are the most perfectly healthy people in the world because of the training they endure, the fact is that there have been famous wrestlers that had medical conditions that ended their careers, and in some cases their lives, earlier than expected.
Just which wrestlers suffered from medical conditions that no one knew about? Here is a list of 10 wrestlers that had, and still have, medical issues that few fans ever knew about.
10 Andre the Giant - Acromegaly
9 George “The Animal” Steele - Crohn's Disease
8 Brock Lesnar - Diverticulitis
7 Jerry “The King” Lawler - Diverticulitis
6 The Rock - Depression
5 Giant Gonzalez - Diabetes
4 Kamala - Diabetes
3 Edge - Spinal Stenosis
2 Stone Cold Steve Austin
1 Vince McMahon - Dyslexia
Who would have guessed that one of the most powerful men in the history of professional wrestling was diagnosed with a medical condition known as dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disorder, and sufferers of it have issues with learning, reading, and writing. Vince McMahon was diagnosed as a child, and his childhood itself was not a good one, with his mother and her multiple marriages that led to abuse both of her, and her young son. McMahon did not meet his real dad until he was 12, and that meeting is what inspired him to get into the wrestling business. However, the man who is worth more than a billion dollars has learned to live with his condition, and as difficult as it may have been, he was able to overcome his challenge and become one of the most powerful men in the world.
Sources: everydayhealth.com, cagesideseats.com, bleacherreport.com, inquisitr.com, pagesix.com, wikinews.org, brobible.com
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