Kalisto was released from WWE in April, 2021 and it was not that big of a shock for fans who knew how unhappy he was. The former Superstar caught COVID-19 in August of 2020 and it was a terrible situation. Now he is opening up about his struggle.

The former Lucha House Party member opened up during an Instagram post to reveal that COVID-19 nearly killed him. He was hospitalized and was “dodging death” through this experience.

His recovery was hard to get through and then he was left with only one day to prepare for his return to television. Obviously, Kalisto has gone through a lot during that pandemic, more than some fans ever imagined.

COVID nearly ended me..the whole month of August i was hospitalized…dodging death again in my life, nearly having two heart attacks on top of covid and stomach ulcer, only had a day to prepare for my return on tv…beyond my belief I thought I never get this bad, but i took that as a sign, really trained hard and rolled the dice and Lucha. 2022 is all I focus on…LUCHA always like there’s no tomorrow.. LUCHA is my life and my LIFE is LUCHA.. #onemorego #gloat #lucha stay safe everyone #grateful #blessed everyone deserves the world.


The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but there is hope that things will turn around. New variants are popping up all the time and that is making for a very complicated situation, for sure. Hopefully, Kalisto’s message will hit home with some fans so they might take this situation a bit more seriously.

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