An article posted by Slam! Wrestling sheds new details on former WWE/WCW star Virgil's life & his health issues. The article also debunked some rumours about him that have been going around online for many years.
Virgil's friend & roommate Shawn Raneri confirmed that the former WWE star had 2 minor strokes & he has Stage 1 gastrointestinal cancer. He's also in the early stages of dementia.
The article also adds, per Virgil's other friend Mark Charles III, that the Olive Garden stories are not real & the talk of breadsticks & "meat sauce" on social media's being done by a 3rd party, similar to how WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik has somebody running his Twitter account.
"Virgil doesn’t own or operate a computer & he just makes calls on a cell phone. Incidentally, Raneri says Virgil actually prefers 5 Guys burger joints."
It was also noted in the story that Shawn helped Virgil out when he was close to being homeless. Another rumour that was debunked, was that he didn't wrestle for Monroeville High School & he didn't compile a 32-0 record in the 186 pounds bracket. Also, "Virgil never taught math or anything else as a high school teacher."
Sadly, because of the strokes, the wrestling legend doesn't have much use of his arms & he spends a lot of time home watching TV. His friends - including Tito Santana, Rick Martel & "$1,000,000 Man" Ted DiBiase - haven't checked in on him, since his health began deteriorating.