WCW Legend Reveals Painful Weight Gain

The former WCW star Lash LeRoux recently joined in for a conversation on the “Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling” podcast this week. He went on to speak about how he got up to 318 pounds a few years ago.



Lash LeRoux opens up on weight loss journey

During the podcast, he revealed that he retired in 2010 and it was a turning point in his life.

“I think I hit a turning point at around 40 (years old). I retired early, way earlier than I should have,” he said. “I retired around 2010 from wrestling.”

“When I turned 40 around 2016, I was 318 pounds. I had a 44 inch waist. I was taking a lot of medication to cover up some back injuries. It was uncomfortable and unhealthy. If you look at a picture of me back then at 318 pounds, I look like Lash ate Lash.”

He then decided to shred some weight and became strict in terms of his eating habits. It took him about quite some time to lose the desired weight and he is in the best shape of his career. Here is what he said:

“I thought to myself that this is not sustainable. I decided to start losing some weight. All I did was start watching what I was eating a little bit more. I started becoming a little more strict. I started stretching and getting my flexibility back.”

“It took me about a year in a half, and in a year and a half, I lost about 100 pounds. I went from about 316 down to about 216. Then I started going back to the gym again. I fell in love with working out again. I’m leaner now at 228 pounds, which is roughly what I stay around, than I was when I wrestled. I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m happier than I’ve ever been. “

After WWE purchased WCW in March 2001, LeRoux was signed to a three-year developmental contract by the WWE(then WWF) in April 2001.  Along with several other former WCW wrestlers, he was sent to the Heartland Wrestling Association to further his training. LeRoux negotiated his release in June 2002, preferring “to pursue other options rather than be stuck in limbo.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
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