Jim Ross caught up with former WWE star Darren Drozov for a new piece on FoxSports.com. Droz became a quadriplegic due to a horrific in-ring incident at a WWE TV taping in Uniondale, NY in 1999. He was working D-Lo Brown when a power bomb spot went horribly wrong.
"I have no hard feelings toward D'Lo because sh*t happens and everyone who gets involved in athletics, including WWE, knows the risks that exist," Droz told me by phone from his New Jersey home recently. "It was an accident."
Drop says WWE is still supportive.
"The McMahons came through for me and I remember my Dad saying after the surgeries that 'Thank God that you worked for WWE,' " Droz said. "The WWE is still supportive."
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Richard Reacts: "No matter what puts you down, in my eyes and in my mind, there is always another day. Just because I'm paralyzed and stuck in a wheel chair, doesn't mean my life is over. I've learned to live again and my life is far from over." -- Darren Drozdov
That’s the quote that leads-in to the story. While I was only a teenager when this happened to Droz, I remember it very well. I spent some time in the TNA locker room at a live event a couple weeks after Jesse Sorensen broke his neck. I asked several workers about it and their response was the same - everyone hated that it happened but said they know the risks each time they step through through the curtain. It’s horrible but I am so glad to see Droz doing well.