WWE Hall Of Famer Claims They’ll Soon Have “Nothing Left”

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WWE Hall of Famer Abdullah the Butcher has opened up about his financial struggles.

The 82-year-old, real name Larry Shreve, discussed his current difficulties in an interview with Click On Detroit. The hardcore legend said that he had been taken advantage of because of his lack of education. The star noted that he never learned to read or write, and this left him “ripped off” and unable to fight numerous legal battles.

In one lawsuit, Abdullah lost $2.3 million as a result of not even knowing he was due in court, meaning he lost the case by default. He explained this his situation has left him feeling as though his career was all for nothing.

“Well, at 82 years old, I sit in my room a lot of times and I say that I’ve worked for nothing. All of what I had worked for in the wrestling business by acting crazy, beating my head against the wall, doing this, doing that — I might not have nothing pretty soon.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the legend by Esa Jeffries, who says that Abdullah is their Godfather. On the page, there are more details about the situation, including the news that he needs a hip replacement.

Among those trying to help is Chris Jericho who has donated $2,500.

Abdullah The Butcher was Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame In 2011

Abdullah the Butcher began his career back in 1958 and eventually took his extreme hardcore style all over the world. The Canadian star became known for his blood-soaked matches and use of a fork as a weapon.

Perhaps the most infamous moment of his career came at WCW Halloween Havoc in 1991, which saw him ‘electrocuted’ in an electric chair.

Abdullah the Butcher was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 alongside Shawn Michaels, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Sunny, and The Road Warriors.

To find out more about the GoFundMe page for Abdullah the Butcher or to make a donation click here.