Former WCW Champion Provides Lengthy Injury Update; MRI Reveals “Neck of a 75-year-old”

Mike Killam

Former professional wrestler and WCW Tag Team Champion Scotty Riggs provided a lengthy injury update following a series of MRIs. 

"Finally got my MRI/CT test results.

1) CT on elbow (already had 3 surgeries on it) tests showed continued degeneration of the joint with multiple bone spurring and a new subchondral cyst that is putting pressure on nerve, which is why the forearm and last 2 fingers are progressively atrophying. With small bony ossicle adjacent to radial head and no remaining cartilage in elbow joint.

2) MRI on neck. Degenerative spondylotic changes from C3-C7, straightening/loss of lordosis where there should be a curve in neck. C4-5, C5-6 and C6-T1 herniated discs with desiccation through out the C3-C7 (drying up of discs and fluid in cervical spine) and bone spurs at C4-5, C5-6, with mild narrowing of neural foramina bilaterally. To sum this up, my doc said I have the neck of a 75 yr old, not bad for a 46 yr old (LOL)…… 

3) MRI on lower back. Herniated discs at the T11-12, L1-2, L4-5, L5-S1 with continued desiccation and spondylosis in spine and mild stenosis L3-4, L4-5 with bone spurring at L2-3, L3-4 L5-S1.

This is basically summed up by my doc telling me that he's surprised I'm not a grumpy, pissed off grouch all the time from the pain/discomfort and that it is physically relevant to my depression upon how my body is telling my brain how much crap it's going through.

Scotty held the WCW World Tag Team Championships with Buff Bagwell as the "American Males" in 1995. He worked for WCW until 1999, when he left for a brief stint in ECW, helping Jerry Lynn end the two-year undefeated streak of Rob Van Dam. RVD defeated Riggs at the 2000 Heat Wave pay-per-view, where he debuted the Van Terminator for the first time. 

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