Darren Drozdov – Crippled from Wrestling

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In 1999, Darren Drozdov was 30 years old. A multi-sport athlete, Drozdov had a promising career ahead of him. He was a former defensive tackle for the University of Maryland, and his career was on track to making him one of the biggest and brightest athletes in the WWE.

At the Nassau Coliseum on the 5th of October 1999, Darren’s career took a terrifying turn.

At a SmackDown taping, the match was supposed to end with Drozdov getting hit with D’Lo Brown’s signature running powerbomb. The move was botched and Drozdov’s active wrestling career was ended in an instant. In a costly accident, Darren Drozdov went from a professional athlete to a quadriplegic.

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