WWE star Barry Windham is in ICU after suffering a massive heart attack. The former pro wrestler was traveling through the Atlanta airport on Friday, December 2, when he went into cardiac arrest.
Windham’s family has confirmed the news, revealing that he had to undergo an emergency procedure but is still battling for his life. Barry is the uncle of famous wrestlers Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. Continue reading to know more about his condition.
Barry Windham in ICU After Suffering Heart Attack
The news broke after Windham’s family set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for his treatments. The 62 year old wrestler’s niece Mika Rotunda posted a message on the campaign page that read, “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,” she wrote further.
The Wrestler’s Family Says His Future is Uncertain
Mika added that they hope the wrestler recovers soon, but the future remains uncertain. She also revealed that he does not have health insurance. “As a family, we are impatiently waiting to hear that he will be okay. But as of now, the future is uncertain,” she said.
“After those countless years of wrestling matches, traveling and entertaining worldwide, he experienced a number of taxing injuries and ended up undergoing multiple surgeries. That led to other health complications,” Mika continued.
“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,” the post concluded.
Barry Windham is Known for his WCW and NWA Career
Barry made a name for himself in the 1980s and 90s when he was a part of the World Championship Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance. In 1993, he defeated The Great Muta to become the NWA World Heavyweight Champion. At the time, he was also known as the greatest opponent of Ric Flair, Terry Funk, and Sting.
Barry Windham had three stints with WWE. During the last run, he was a member of The New Blackjacks along with Justin ‘Hawk’ Bradshaw, aka JBL. A number of members of the Windham family have made careers as pro wrestlers.
Barry is the son of Blackjack Mulligan and the brother of Kendall Windham. His brother-in-law, Mike Rotunda, is also a pro wrestler. His nephews, Lawrence Michael Rotunda and Taylor Rotunda, aka, Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas, are also well-known wrestlers.
We wish Barry Windham a speedy recovery! For more news and updates, keep watching this space.