ECW remains etched in wrestling history for its role in reshaping the industry, blurring the lines between reality and scripted entertainment. Sadly, some people who gave their bodies for the enjoyment of fans during those days are stiff suffering from all the abuse they took along the way.
Mikey Whipwreck was a notable figure in ECW. He was a top star in the company from 1993 to 1998 and made a brief stint in WCW in 1999 before returning until ECW’s closure in 2001. Since then, he has continued his wrestling journey on the independent scene.
During his time with ECW, Miikey Whipwreck raked up a triple crown status, securing the World Title once, becoming a two-time World TV Champion, and clinching the ECW Championship three times. His final match went down in mid-December.
While taking to Twitter, Mikey Whipwreck candidly shared that he is grappling with post-concussion syndrome. He feels as though his head is underwater, and that is not a good feeling, as the lasting ramifications of his career in the ring continues.
“Woke up feeling like my brain is underwater. Combined with the near constant headache behind my eyes, it means a day of wishing shit was over off and on all day. Lifetime of post concussion syndrome makes for a lovely existence.”
On December 16th, 2023, at the New York Wrestling Connection Tour De Circus event at the NYWC Sportatorium in Deer Park, New York, JT Kasin and Mikey Whipwreck successfully defended their NYWC Tag Team Title against The Slimeballz. The match ended with a disqualification in favor of the champions, so Whipwreck’s career likely isn’t over yet.
We will have to see what Mikey Whipwreck does next in his career. He gave a lot for fans of ECW and made a ton of memories. Sadly, the lasting effects of those days in the ring are still causing him issues.
We’d like to extend our very best to Mikey Whipwreck as he makes it through that difficult situation. Post concussion syndrome is something that the medical world is learning new things about all the time as the study of our human brain continues.
What’s your take on Mikey Whipwreck’s message to fans? What is a moment he helped create in the ring that you will never forget? Let us know what you think in the comments section!