Professional wrestling has a checkered past with post-wrestling tragedies. From early deaths to financial struggles, a good number of wrestlers have struggled with life after the ring. Two of the most noted tragic stories have been Jake Roberts and Scott Hall.
Roberts became known in the 1980’s for his amazingly bone-chilling promos. The man could sell ice to an Eskimo, so to speak. Roberts became one of the best talkers in wrestling history. His life has been anything but dazzling. From childhood issues to adulthood, Roberts had turned to drugs. In recent years, Roberts has only made wrestling news reports when he’s had another public embarrassment related to his drug issues.
Scott Hall was another promising star who turned to drugs and alcohol. His personal life was in shambles as he continued to slip into addiction. His struggles with addiction cost him many opportunities and positions. Scott Hall was a talented performer and extremely entertaining in character.
It seemed these two men were heading for disaster when an old friend stepped in. Former professional wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page, decided to call Jake Roberts. DDP got Jake into DDPYoga and moved him into his own home in Georgia to help him further. From Jake’s physical well being to his battle with addiction, DDP has been a guiding light in Jake’s life.
Both men were worried about Hall and decided to give him a call. Eventually, Scott was also convinced to move in with DDP to possibly save his life. Hall has since gotten reconstructive surgery with the help of fan donations and is on track to a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. Hall has also mended fences with his son, Cody, who is now training with his father in professional wrestling.
These men are proof that, with the help of true friends, we can never truly fall. Our lives are precious and it is never to late to change them. the stories of these men influenced a change in my own life. A change that I’d refused for many years as I battled being overweight.
After I learned about these life altering decisions, I decided to try DDPYoga for myself. I lost fifty pounds in six months. I am not here to promote DDPYoga. I am another case of turning a life around. Thanks to Diamond Dallas Page, we’ve seemingly been saved from two tragic deaths in professional wrestling. It is not too late for anyone. Having spoken to DDP personally on many occasions since, I’ve learned that he truly cares about the well being of those around him… this is truly inspiring.