Former WCW and WWF star Marcus “Buff” Bagwell was in a horrific car accident in Atlanta, Georgia in the early evening of Sunday, August 16, 2020.
Bagwell was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where he was being treated for serious injuries according to authorities in Cobb County.
The Cobb County Police Department Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit, who are overseeing the investigation, stated during their preliminary investigation that Bagwell was possibly under the influence of prescription medication when he suffered the automobile accident. The entire report from entire report from the Cobb County Police Department can be viewed below:
The Cobb County Police Department Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a serious injury traffic collision that occurred on Cumberland Boulevard east of Cumberland Parkway on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 5:18 p.m. According to investigators, a black 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling west on Cumberland Boulevard, approaching Cumberland Parkway when the driver lost control while negotiating a curve. The Chevrolet Tahoe collided with the center median and metal fence within the median before continuing west across the eastbound lanes. The Chevrolet Tahoe then collided with the curb before colliding into a free-standing bathroom at the Cobb County Transit (CCT) bus station. The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe, 50-year-old Marcus Bagwell, was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries. Investigators believe Bagwell was impaired by prescription medication during the collision. This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this collision should contact investigators at 770-499-3987.
Some may recall a similar scenario with Bagwell back in April of 2012 where Bagwell was seriously injured in an automotive accident that resulted in serious injuries. Similar to his recent accident, he was subsequently taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. Bagwell was placed on a breathing tube and put in the hospital’s intensive care unit after suffering broken bones in his neck, face and jaw. When all was said and done, Bagwell had four plates surgically inserted in his face and his jaw was wired shut after surgery.
Back in May of 2020, we reported a Cameo video of Buff Bagwell with a broken face as he was paid to “cheer up” a fan. Bagwell was clearly intoxicated during the recording. Only months later, in August of 2020, investigators also claim Bagwell is likely under the influence of prescription medications. Hopefully a coincidence, though the proof is in the pudding. We can only hope that the two are uncomfortable yet isolated incidents for one of the most identifiable names in WCW history.
Buff Bagwell worked for WCW for ten years from 1991 until its closure in 2001. He worked for the WWE for one year before getting fired, after which he wrestled for TNA and various other indie promotions.
Updates on Bagwell’s condition and more details will be added as they are released. We at Rajah.com are praying for Buff Bagwell’s speedy recovery.