WWE Hall of Famer Barry Windham is currently undergoing treatment in hospital after suffering a heart attack. The news was shared by Mika Rotunda who revealed that the star is currently in ICU having undergone emergency surgery to save his life.
Along with the announcement, Mika, daughter of Mike Rotunda and sister of Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas, confirmed a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with her uncle’s medical bills.
Barry Windham’s “Future Is Uncertain”
You can read the full statement from Mika Rotunda below.
“With deep sadness I regret to inform that my uncle, WWE Hall of Famer, Barry Windham suffered a massive heart attack Friday evening. While traveling through the Atlanta airport, his darkest fear became a horrific reality as he went into cardiac arrest. He is currently in the ICU and has undergone an emergency procedure to save his life. As a family, we are impatiently waiting to hear that he will be okay. But as of now, the future is uncertain.
As is the future for many in his position. And for those who have formerly devoted their lives to their craft. Barry Windham, has an iconically, decorated resume as an American professional wrestler. He traveled all over the world for decades, entertaining people of all ages with his athleticism and undeniable charisma.
After those countless years of wrestling matches, traveling and entertaining world wide, he experienced a number of taxing injuries and ended up undergoing multiple surgeries. That led to other health complications. Barry hung his boots for the last time in the early 2000’s. Since then he has been limited with work due to his medical history as well as left without health insurance.
To face these times is one of great stress and hardship. As well as one that comes with extensive medical expenses he is taking on. That is overwhelming to say the least.
We are politely asking for any increment of financial assistance to help cover his medical expenses and bills and see him through this time.”
In a career that spanned the best part of three decades, Barry Windham wrestled for some of the biggest promotions in the world, opposite some of the very best to ever lace up a pair of boots. Windham is a former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWF Tag Team Champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012 as part of the Four Horsemen.
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Everyone at Inside The Ropes would like to send their best wishes to Barry Windham and his family at this difficult time.