Buff Bagwell
professional wrestler and actor
Buff Bagwell
Marcus Alexander Bagwell is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name, Buff Bagwell. He is best known for his tenure in World Championship Wrestling between 1991 and 2001, where he was a five time World Tag Team Champion.
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On This Date in WCW History: Roddy Piper defeats Ric Flair for control of the company
Cageside Seats - almost 5 years
Oh, WCW. In late 1998, Ric Flair had become temporary President of World Championship Wrestling by defeating Eric Bischoff. The title became permanent a few months later after Flair -- with help from "Lil' Naitch" Charles Robinson -- beat Hulk Hogan. So Flair was President but beyond that, he was a crazy President. He was stripping down to his boxers inside the ring, he was firing people left and right and he even got sent to a mental hospital where he met the lovely Head Nurse, later to be known as Asya, a mountain of a woman who was previously a bodybuilder. Chyna? Asya? Get it?! Oh, WCW. Anyway, in comes Roddy Piper who tells Flair he's completely bonkers and the two have a two for control of the company at Slamboree 1999, which Piper wins thanks to some shenanigans on Bischoff's part which don't really make a whole lot of sense. Regardless, Flair beat "Hot Rod" the following month -- after some interference from Buff Bagwell -- to regain control so it was all ...
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Buff Bagwell Recovers After Crash
Northeast Cobb Patch - almost 5 years
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Buff Bagwell Health Update
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
TMZ.com has provided an update on the condition of the health of Buff Bagwell following a recent car accident he was involved in, and things seem to be greatly improving for him.  The report states that Bagwell is still hospitalized, but is now breathing and eating solid foods on his own. He had previously been hooked up to breathing tubes while doctors worked on major injuries to his face and spine, but that is now no longer the case, as the breathing tubes were removed this past Wednesday. The report also states that some of Bagwell's former colleagues, including Sting, Diamond Dallas Page, and The Steiner Brothers have been in contact with him as of late.
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Buff Bagwell Accident: Seizure May Have Been Caused By Medication Change, Wife Says
International Business Times - almost 5 years
The seizure that led to Marcus "Buff" Bagwell's accident may have been caused by changed in medications by the former WCW wrestler, including his cutting back on pain pills.
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Buff Bagwell Accident Puts Former WCW & WWE Star in Hospital
Sports Gather - almost 5 years
News of a Buff Bagwell accident from Monday has come to the pro wrestling and sports world. As of the latest reports, the former WCW and WWE wrestler was in serious condition in an Atlanta-area hospital. . . .
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Ringside Report - almost 5 years
By Geno McGahee Former WCW wrestling star, Marcus “Buff” Bagwell, 42, was in a major automobile accident on Monday night. It is believed that he suffered a seizure at the wheel, which caused him to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Wrestler Buff Bagwell in intensive care after car accident
Calgary Sun - almost 5 years
Former WCW star Buff Bagwell is in intensive care after he was involved in a serious car accident.
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WWE Teases 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees, Legend Lighters Released, More - Wrestling-Edge.com
Google News - over 5 years
The lighters, which also include a bottle opener, are available at select convenience stores. – WWE.com has added Buff Bagwell to its list of WCW Competitors. His picture, however, links a New World Order photo gallery. Join WE on FACEBOOK and TWITTER
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Wrestling Wonderings, Part 2: Audience Favorites - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Think the Buff Bagwell incident when Rick Steiner botched a bulldog, but instead of turning heel upon his return and joining the now, he would have remained a face and forgiven Steiner. Upon his return from a near life ending accident, Owen would have
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Rewriting WWE History, Vol. 2: The WCW and ECW Invasion Angle Part III - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
WCW wrestlers Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell try to interfere. However, the ECW roster attacks the two WCW wrestlers in retaliation for their attack on Brock Lesnar. No more interference in this match now. It's mano y mano between Hulk Hogan and Shawn
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Buff Bagwell
  • 2016
    Age 46
    On August 9, 2016 Bagwell filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of Connecticut against the WWE for royalties from material he is featured in on the WWE Network. 1This Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, while currently operating out of the same region of the United States and having revised some of the championships used by the original Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, is not the same promotion that was once owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. and subsequently sold to Ted Turner in 1988.
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  • 2014
    Age 44
    On May 24, 2014, Bagwell competed in the JT Lightning Invitational Tournament held by Absolute Intense Wrestling, where he won his first round match Jock Samson before losing to Ethan Page in the quarterfinals.
    More Details Hide Details Bagwell is married. On April 23, 2012, Bagwell was seriously injured in a car accident. According to the Woodstock police report, Bagwell called his wife at 1:35 PM to tell her that he was about to suffer a seizure while driving. He was subsequently taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia, where he was placed in the hospital's intensive care unit after suffering broken bones in his neck, face and jaw. On April 24, fellow WCW alumnus and former tag team partner Scott Norton released a statement via Twitter to confirm that Bagwell was going to be all right. On April 25, Universal Championship Wrestling and Bagwell's brother John released a statement to confirm that Bagwell's condition was improving, but that he still required breathing and feeding tubes and would undergo surgery once the swelling in his face and neck subsided. On April 28, Bagwell's mother Judy revealed to TMZ that he had been taken off the breathing tube, was able to eat solid foods, and was able to talk. Fellow WCW alumni Sting, the Steiner Brothers, and Diamond Dallas Page have also kept in contact with Bagwell since his crash. On May 3, Universal Championship Wrestling announced via Twitter that Bagwell was able to walk again, but still had a tingling sensation in his arms and hands. UCW also stated that he had four plates surgically inserted in his face and that his jaw was wired shut after surgery.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    After recovering from his injuries, Bagwell resumed his wrestling career and, in early March 2013, he won American Premier Wrestling's Heavyweight Championship after defeating "Cowboy" Jeremy Young at APW's Brawl VI event.
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  • 2002
    Age 32
    In the autumn of 2002, he toured the UK and took part in the Retribution pay-per-view.
    More Details Hide Details During this tour, he often took part in the main event as a tag team match also involving Sting, Lex Luger and Nathan Jones. At the pay-per-view, he teamed up with Johnny Swinger to face Norman Smiley and Malice in a losing effort. Since his final appearance in TNA, Bagwell has resumed wrestling on the independent circuit, most prominently for the National Wrestling Alliance territory Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and Universal Championship Wrestling.
    He continued with the WWA into 2002, where in April, he took part in the Eruption pay-per-view.
    More Details Hide Details This time, he teamed up with his WWA rival Stevie Ray in an unsuccessful effort against Brian Christopher and Ernest Miller.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    In the autumn of 2001, he competed in the Inception pay-per-view where he won an open battle royal before losing to Jeff Jarrett in the semi-finals of the WWA World Heavyweight Championship tournament.
    More Details Hide Details A United Kingdom tour followed, where he mostly faced Stevie Ray and defeated him in several matches.
    Following his departure from the WWF, Bagwell began performing for Jimmy Hart's newly founded X Wrestling Federation, which taped television matches at Universal Studios Florida on November 12 and November 13, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to the XWF, Bagwell toured Europe and Australia with the World Wrestling All-Stars.
    On July 1, 2001, Bagwell faced Booker T at a house show and he made his WWF televised debut on the July 2 episode of Raw is War, facing Booker T for the WCW Championship.
    More Details Hide Details The match went to a no-contest after interference from Stone Cold Steve Austin and Kurt Angle. When Bagwell arrived to the Raw tapings on July 9 in Atlanta, Georgia, he was informed he was being released from his contract due to complaints about his attitude and an altercation with fellow WCW alumnus Shane Helms. There were also accusations that Bagwell faked an injury at the July 3 SmackDown! tapings after receiving an aided powerbomb from the Acolytes Protection Agency. The accusations also claimed his mother Judy was calling WWF offices to request that her son get time off to heal from an injury supposedly inflicted to Bagwell from the aided powerbomb and to complain about her son's travel arrangements. However, Bagwell himself claims that he never understood why he was fired from the WWF. After making several appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2002 and 2003, Bagwell returned to TNA on the April 27, 2006 episode of Impact! as the first of Sting's possible tag team partners for Sacrifice on May 14. Bagwell also appeared on the September 28 episode of Impact! in several segments, including a press conference, a video package, and a live segment where he briefly brawled with Jeff Jarrett. At a 2008 live event in Florida, Bagwell expressed that he would have liked to work a deal with TNA because it reminded him of his days in WCW.
    Shortly after WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001, Bagwell was one of the first AOL Time Warner contracted wrestlers to accept the offered buy-out on his contract and sign with the WWF.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    On May 9, 2000 following a Thunder taping in Springfield, Illinois, Bagwell punched and yelled racial slurs at WCW crew member Darrell Miller after he and Bagwell began arguing when Miller attempted to carry equipment through a doorway in which Bagwell was standing.
    More Details Hide Details Six days later, Bagwell was charged with battery by the Sangamon County, Illinois State's Attorney's office. In response, WCW suspended Bagwell for thirty days and stripped him of his half of the World Tag Team Championship. Upon his return, Bagwell attempted to win the World Tag Team Title with Douglas once more, but was unsuccessful. Bagwell, now with Torrie Wilson by his side, wrestled Douglas at Bash at the Beach, but lost when Wilson distracted him and sided with Douglas. Bagwell then began a feud with Chris Kanyon, who began stalking him and harassing Bagwell's mother Judy as a psychological tactic. Bagwell eventually defeated Kanyon in a match where Judy was suspended from a forklift. He rescued his mother despite the surprise interference of actor David Arquette. In August 2000, David Flair's storyline girlfriend Miss Hancock mysteriously became pregnant. Flair quickly accused the womanizing Bagwell, which led to a First Blood match at Halloween Havoc, with Flair hoping to obtain a sample of Bagwell's blood to prove he was the father of Hancock's child. Although Bagwell was victorious, Flair managed to get his blood sample when Bagwell's nemesis Lex Luger attacked him after the match. Bagwell was then revealed as not being the father, and the entire pregnancy was eventually found to have been a fabrication.
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Having spent much of 1999 feuding with older wrestlers, Bagwell was one of the first to join Eric Bischoff's New Blood alliance, forming a tag team with Shane Douglas while both were members.
    More Details Hide Details Bagwell and Douglas eventually won the World Tag Team Championship from Ric Flair and Lex Luger, giving Bagwell his fifth World Tag Team Title reign and rekindling his feud with Luger from two years earlier. At Slamboree, Luger defeated Bagwell via submission with the Torture Rack.
    In September 1999, he feuded with Berlyn when Berlyn issued a challenge to Bagwell, but at Fall Brawl, Bagwell was late coming to the arena and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan replaced him.
    More Details Hide Details The next night on Nitro, Bagwell lost to Berlyn after the interference of his bodyguard, The Wall. In November, he defeated veteran Curt Hennig in a retirement match. Bagwell then feuded with Diamond Dallas Page after he made allegations about Page's wife Kimberly.
    In June 1999, Bagwell engaged in a rivalry with WCW President Ric Flair and Vice President Roddy Piper after claiming he was being held back.
    More Details Hide Details This led to a three-round boxing match with Piper at the Bash at the Beach, which saw Bagwell victorious.
    In January 1999, the nWo factions emerged, leading Bagwell and Steiner to side with the nWo Wolfpac.
    More Details Hide Details Their alliance ended at Uncensored when Bagwell accidentally hit Steiner with a chair, costing him the World Television Championship.
  • 1998
    Age 28
    On the April 22, 1998 edition of Thunder, Bagwell wrestled a match against Rick Steiner which he won by disqualification when Scott Steiner interfered on his behalf.
    More Details Hide Details Just before that, however, Rick attempted his diving bulldog finishing move, which was not executed correctly and resulted in Bagwell's head striking Steiner's back, jamming his neck and severely injuring him. Bagwell was diagnosed with several damaged vertebrae and developed spinal shock, leading him to use a wheelchair and neck brace for some time. He returned months later for an interview only to be viciously ridiculed by Hollywood Hogan and shoved to the entryway floor. On July 6, after recently having neck surgery, the wheelchair-ridden Bagwell returned to WCW in his home state of Georgia. Bagwell seemed to have a new attitude and even called out Rick Steiner to offer him his forgiveness. However, Bagwell restrained Rick while fellow nWo member Scott Steiner assaulted him with a steel chair, reaffirming his loyalty to Hogan and the nWo. Bagwell then rose from his wheelchair and helped Scott beat down Rick.
  • 1996
    Age 26
    On November 25, 1996, Bagwell joined the New World Order after turning on his partner Riggs.
    More Details Hide Details He soon renamed himself to Buff Bagwell and formed a tag team with Scott Norton called Vicious and Delicious. To go along with his name change he developed the habits of flexing his muscles and would talk to the camera insulting his opponents while complementing himself. While with the nWo, he also competed for New Japan Pro Wrestling as a part of nWo Japan, the NJPW version of the nWo. When he returned to America, he began a feud with Lex Luger, which later saw Bagwell defeat him at Starrcade.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    In 1991, Bagwell was hired by World Championship Wrestling, where he wrestled under his full name.
    More Details Hide Details Over the next five years, he would form tag teams with Tom Zenk, 2 Cold Scorpio, The Patriot (as Stars and Stripes), and Scotty Riggs (as The American Males), and won the World Tag Team Championship four times over that span of time.
    In 1991, he began wrestling with the Global Wrestling Federation as The Handsome Stranger, a gimmick suggested by Bill Eadie that saw Bagwell don a Lone Ranger-style mask.
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    He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001, where he was a five-time World Tag Team Champion.
    More Details Hide Details Growing up, Bagwell was a standout baseball player during his tenure in Sprayberry High School, and worked for his family's lumber company. Upon graduating from high school, he started an amateur boxing career. When the lumber company went bankrupt, however, Bagwell became a certified massage therapist before deciding to become a wrestler.
  • 1990
    Age 20
    He trained under Steve Lawler and debuted in 1990, working for North Georgia Wrestling as Fabulous Fabian.
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  • 1970
    Age 0
    Born on January 10, 1970.
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