A former WWE Superstar has revealed that they turned down a return to the company due to worrying issues surrounding their memory.
Mike Knox joined WWE in 2006 as part of the revived ECW brand after spending several years on the independent scene. His highest profile match during that time was at Survivor Series when he was part of the Team Rated-RKO which lost handily to Team DX that featured Knox’s ECW rival, CM Punk.
In 2008 Mike Knox moved to the Raw brand but his WWE career never took off following his ECW stint and he left the company in 2105.
Speaking on Paltrocast, Knox revealed that he was offered the opportunity to return to the company in 2015 and explained why he turned it down:
“I was a realist, I always have been. Back then, especially then, I was 330 pounds, 320, you know what I mean? I hadn’t worked and my knees were freaking really bothering me, my back, my neck was kind of screwed up, you know what I mean? Like, I was starting to forget sh*t.”
“I still want to live an awesome life, you know what I mean? I don’t want to be, you know, have a head full of mush and two broke legs … I want to be able to run the streets and howl at the moon.”
Mike Knox continues to wrestle to this day and recently competed in a Tables Match where he lost to his old partner in TNA’s Aces & Eights, Bully Ray at NWA 74.
h/t Wrestling Inc.