Ted Turner meant a lot to pro wrestling history, and he totally change the landscape when he got into the pro wrestling game. The Monday Night Wars will never be forgotten, but Ted Turner’s current health situation saw a speed bump 5 years ago when he was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia.

A recent Fightful Q&A asked for an update on Ted Turner, the former owner of WCW. This inquiry arose following Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies introducing Timeless Toni Storm.

Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that, in November, Ted Turner celebrated his 85th birthday in Atlanta surrounded by hundreds of friends, family, colleagues, and associates. Despite his infrequent public presence, he engaged with friends, appeared to be in good spirits, and celebrated the occasion.

Approximately five years ago, it was reported that Ted Turner has Lewy Body Dementia. Although Turner rarely makes public appearances, he still holds a technical co-chair position in foundations and companies.


It’s noteworthy that Ted Turner continues to use his resources to raise awareness for Lewy Body Dementia. He is still going, and doesn’t show any signs of his spirit slowing down at all.

What’s your favorite memory of Ted Turner’s WCW? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

Felix Upton

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