There is something I have been meaning to do for quite sometime now. I didn’t know how to do it but now is as good a time as any. I love Sabu. There I said it. Now we can move on, right? Wait, you don’t know who Sabu is? Well, here we go. Sabu is in the “sports entertainment” industry. By that, I mean he is a wrestler. No, not like an Olympic wrestler but more like the Hulk Hogan type. Here is the thing, Hulk Hogan was known for his body slam and a drop kick. That was all he ever did in the ring. Sabu is an innovator, an “extreme” icon, and one crazy son of …..
Anyways, Sabu’s myth continues to grow with each day that passes. He became an underground legend in a company called E.C.W which went out of business but was bought by Vince McMahon a few years ago. It is now the worst wrestling show on television and features only one E.C.W original. Don’t ever watch this version of E.C.W. Instead, check out this Sabu tribute to see some amazing moves. Some real stories about Sabu are even crazier than anything made up. For one, he had his neck broken in the ring twice (on camera), cracked his jaw in a match but continued fighting after taping it up, and there is no explaining this move he did live on Pay Per View a few years ago.
The man is nicknamed, “the homicidal, suicidal, genocidal” Sabu and for a reason. Well, I think it’s about time I pick this Topps Heritage Chrome autograph ASAP because recent news items and rumors suggest that Sabu, 43 and working independent shows after being fired by WWE is letting those “personal demons” take over his life. My favorite wrestler of all-time, “Mike Awesome” who fought alongside Sabu in the original E.C.W was found dead in 2007 after hanging himself in his home. He was having marital problems but didn’t go the Chris Benoit route. Instead, he waited till everyone left and quietly took his own life. Unfortunately, this kind of stuff happens way too frequently in the world of wrestling. I just hope Sabu has enough left in him to bring his life back on track.