Former WCW star Buff Bagwell looks different in a new photo that has emerged on social media. A fan has posted a photo of what Bagwell looks like now. Many people who saw the photo commented that the former wrestler now looks like a news anchor. Wearing a blue tie and dress shirt, the once buffed star now looks like he’s ready to be everyone’s favorite person to watch on the news.
Check out some reactions to the photo below.
Looks like a news anchor. This is Marcus A. Bagwell, with your news at 11.
He looks healthier in that photo than in maybe any I’ve seen him in since, I don’t know, him getting fired by WWF?
Looks like he’s getting his own Fox News show
Buff Bagwell is unrecognizable. pic.twitter.com/wCpamigmRJ
— Rickety Cricochet (@JaimsVanDerBeek) July 28, 2022
Last year, Bagwell had started a podcast called “Rebuilding Buff.” The podcast ran into some controversy after the former star mentioned that WWE had turned him down for rehab. It seems like those days are now behind him. Bagwell made appearances on WCW and gained popularity for his impressive physique. The former WCW tag champ last wrestled in 2018 during his stint on the independents but fans have been wondering about him.
Buff Bagwell had previously spoken with the Who The Fook Are These Guys?! podcast about how he was turned down when he tried to enter WWE’s rehab program. It was something that Bagwell had wanted to do voluntarily, but he was not able to do so.
“I got turned down to go to rehab by the WWF [WWE],” Bagwell said. “Think about that bro. I mean, that’s not just crazy, that’s humiliation. It is, flat out. Any way you want to put it. I’m the only wrestler in the history of time for two things, to main event the first week and then the next week your fired, and I’m the only person in the history of time to be turned down to go around for rehab.
“So many good friends of mine went several times and it helped them. And to be honest with you, I’m not bad. I’m not. But it’s kind of like the little boy who cried wolf a little bit. My friends think that I’m worse than I am. And I’m really not. But still, at the same time, I want them to feel good, and I want the fans to see that I’m going to put 60 days in.”