Ted DiBiase Dealing With Severe Brain Trauma – While speaking on his Everybody’s Got A Pod podcast, Ted DiBiase provided an update on his health and revealed he’s dealing with severe brain trauma.
“I’m dealing with this, and this is legit. I don’t have Alzheimer’s, and I don’t have dementia, but they said, ‘Ted, you save something, we simply call it severe brain trauma.’ I said, ‘Really?’ I only wrestled for maybe 20 years. I’m not surprised I might have a little brain trauma. What it affects is my memory. They say it’s easier to remember something I did 40-50 years ago, but the short-term memory, it’s bits and pieces. Having had almost a 20-year active career, I physically wrestled almost 20 years, there were no days off, it was seven days a week until I went to the WWF. Even then, when I first started, it was three straight weeks on, 21 days, 21 cities, and then you’d go home for a week. Then, they eventually changed it to 10 on, three off, four on, three off, so you were home a little more. I thank God I’m still here”
DiBiase hasn’t wrestled full-time since 1993 when he transitioned to a managerial role, but he spent two decades as an active competitor, working throughout the territories on a weekly basis.
DiBiase made a handful of cameo appearances on NXT in 2021 in a storyline with Cameron Grimes. He also appeared at WWE Raw XXX in January.
With a 20 year wrestling career, combined with a football career prior to wrestling and general old age, DiBiase’s memory isn’t what it used to be.
Ted DiBiase Dealing With Severe Brain Trauma