WWE Superstars put their bodies on the line for the entertainment of the fans and their health get worse as they age. A sad update on Dennis Knight has emerged, a man who formerly entertained millions of followers.
Dennis Knight, who is a former WWE Tag Team Champion, recently participated in a Q&A session on AdFreeShows.com. Over the years, wrestling fans have come to recognize Knight by his ring names, such as Phineus Godwin and Mideon during his tenure in WWE. Additionally, he had a notable stint in WCW under the name Tex Slazenger.
Dennis Knight’s journey in the world of professional wrestling took shape during his WWE career, where he portrayed Phineus Godwin. As one half of the Godwinns, a tag team that included his partner Henry Godwinn, they won the WWE Tag Team Championship in the mid-1990s. After this partnership, Knight adopted the persona of Mideon, becoming a part of The Undertaker’s dark faction known as The Ministry of Darkness.
Dennis Knight has followed a culinary profession in addition to his wrestling career, spending a significant amount of time working as a chef. However, Knight disclosed that a recent foot injury has compelled him to curtail his participation in culinary activities. His professional life has naturally been damaged by this injury, which was serious enough to need the partial amputation of his foot.
“I had to take a break (from being a chef). I got half my foot cut off about six months ago. There’s these things called speed racks. They’re like big squares, and they have shelves, and you wheel the food around. There could be hundreds and hundreds of pounds when they’re fully loaded. One of them fell off of a broken back deck and landed on my foot and because of the fractures in my spine, I can’t, and this is crazy, I can’t feel from my knees down.”
“So like, when I was cooking a lot, I wore a hole in the bottom of my big toe, like, to the bone, and it got infected, and yeah, I didn’t even feel it. This thing fell on my foot, and it was like, oh, it just felt kind of like a little swollen, but that was it, but I really couldn’t feel anything. So then I go home and I take my shoe off and I put my sock off and two of my toes are just hanging off there and one of them was in the sock and I didn’t know. This was like an hour later. So I went right to the hospital. I was there for like five days getting antibiotics and then they took off, yeah, I have no toes on my right foot. I have size 15 foot, but my right foot is like an 11 now. It’s just like where all your toes start. They just clipped them off so it’s like a big slipper. Yeah, and I can’t feel it at all, which is weird. I started working and then I was going to the gym a lot and I wore a hole on the bottom of my foot without knowing it. Like, I got sore and when that happens, I had to stop and make sure because it causes an infection.”