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Former WWE Tag Team Champion Brian Knobbs Hospitalised

Brian Knobbs

Former WCW and WWE Superstar and one half of The Nasty Boys tag team Brian Knobbs has been taken to hospital due to multiple medical issues.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by Knobbs’ friend Fred Jung to assist with medical bills in what is the latest of a series of health battles for Knobbs.

In 2019 he underwent a total knee replacement surgery but Jung has stated on the GoFundMe that The Nasty Boy’s ‘good’ knee has now given up as well.

Jung wrote:

“Just yesterday, Brian was rushed by ambulance to the emergency ward where he is going through a battery of tests to determine the severity of his major stomach issues. His doctors have expressed extreme concern and told Brian that he will probably remain in the hospital for at least the next couple of months. Coupled with his stomach issues, Brian’s good knee has finally given out and requires a surgery if he hopes to walk again. Brian is a proud man who has tirelessly worked his entire life to be self-sufficient.”

Together with his longtime tag team partner Jerry Sags, The Nasty Boys were a mainstay of tag team wrestling throughout the early nineties in both WWE and WCW. At WrestleMania VII in 1991, The Nasty Boys with Jimmy Hart in their corner won the then-WWF Tag Team Championship from The Hart Foundation. They held that title until SummerSlam of the same year where they lost to The Legion Of Doom.

In 1993 the team headed south to World Championship Wrestling where they captured the tag team title three separate times. Knobbs had a run as a singles wrestler in WCW following Jerry Sags’ retirement and had his final match in the promotion in 2000.

The Nasty Boys reunited on the independent scene before embarking on a short run in TNA following close friend Hulk Hogan joining the company in January 2010.

At the time of writing the GoFundMe for Brian Knobbs has reached just over $8,000 of a $20,000 goal and can be found here.

Everyone at Inside The Ropes extends their best wishes to Brian Knobbs for a full and speedy recovery.