JBL Not Afraid Of Climbing + Ex-WWE Star In Rough Shape


Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer

— JBL recently spoke with Hollywood Life about his mountain climbing to raise money for the Beyond Rugby charity in Bermuda. When asked if he was afraid of the mountain climbs, which have been life-threatening to some, he said he wasn’t.

“No I am not, I really don’t,” he said. “It might be stupidity or naïveté but I really don’t have a fear of dying on these mountains or even getting hurt. I am going with great guides who have done these mountains many times, a lot of people do get hurt and die on these mountains especially when you get to the harder mountains but it is not a false bravado, I just don’t really think, I just don’t think it’s going to happen! It obviously could, hopefully my wife would be upset, it would be a shame if she doesn’t [Laughter} but I am focused on climbing the mountain. It’s like going into a wrestling match, are you really worried about getting hurt? It’s not like the danger isn’t there, it’s all about doing what you can do, and that is where my focus is on.”

— Jim Powers, who appeared for the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling, is presently hospitalized after acquiring an infection following hip surgery last month.

The former Young Stallions member underwent hip replacement surgery on August 3. After undergoing a second surgery three weeks later, he acquired a staph infection. The 54-year-old is currently in a rehabilitation facility receiving antibiotics through an IV. He is expected to remain in the facility for at least two more weeks and will then undergo hip surgery again.

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