​ROH’s Raymond Rowe Discusses His Return To ROH After A Severe Motorcycle Accident, & More


In an interview with The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, Ring of Honor’s Raymond Rowe spoke about coming back from the motorcycle accident last year that nearly ended his career. Here are highlights:

On his motorcycle accident in August 2014: “I feel like Superman right now. I feel like I am in better shape, stronger and I am definitely more driven then I have been at any point in my life. I’ve got a second chance on life, a second chance in my career so I am not wasting a day. Ever since I was released to start training and lifting again, right around Thanksgiving I haven’t missed a workout, haven’t missed a meal and I’ve never been so dedicated and so focused. After what I went through, literally nothing has been more important than this.”

On what doctors told him about the accident: “When I got hurt I didn’t know if I’d ever be able to use my arm again, definitely not wrestle. The first three doctors I talked to could not explain to me why I was alive. That is a really sobering thing to hear. After that not only being able to beat estimates on my return but being able to do what I love is a dream come true.”

On changes he made while recuperating: “When I got hurt I was between 235 and 240lbs and I am now at about 255. Six months off let my body heal and I switched up my training techniques and my training partners and not to say I didn’t train hard before, but I found a new me that I didn’t think was there.”

On reforming the War Machine tag team with Hanson: “It feels like we haven’t missed any time, which is a really weird thing to say because I have been on the sidelines but Hanson and I got back in the ring and I knew exactly where he was going to be and exactly what he was thinking. We picked up right where we left off and we are coming back stronger than ever.”

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