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Wrestling Legend Sabu

Rushed to the Hospital

Before Event

4/28/2012 5:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sabu -- a hardcore wrestling icon  -- was rushed to the hospital before a scheduled event tonight in Pennsylvania ... TMZ has learned. 

Cops in Travose, PA tell TMZ they were dispatched to a hotel for a medical emergency, but wouldn't elaborate. The manager at the hotel where Sabu was staying tells TMZ the staff there felt the wrestler was intoxicated when paramedics were called. 

A source close to Sabu tells TMZ he had been MIA all day and promoters for an ECW reunion event he was scheduled to appear at could not get in touch with him. 

According to our source, Sabu had an allergic reaction to a medication he had been taking. 

Sabu is one of the top-billed wrestlers at the Extreme Reunion tonight, but we're told he'll be a no-show.

A rep for the event tells TMZ, "Sabu was found unresponsive in his hotel room earlier today when event staff went to his room to pick him up for tonight's show. Management is currently awaiting results from his doctors to find out what actually happened."

The rep continues, "All we know is that he had prior health issues that might have been a contributing factor. We're pulling for him and are very concerned for his health. We wish him the best of luck in his recovery."

A spokesperson for the WWE tells TMZ ..."We have reached out to Sabu in the past as part of our Former Talent Rehabilitation Program. We will continue to offer him assistance."

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Fans know that Sabu take pills. So that is most likely the reason. But still hope he will be alright.

909 days ago


Sabu has been putting his body through hell for 20 years or so. He is a hardcore wrestler, he is not like John Cena or The Rock. Sabu makes his money by wrestling with barbed wire, thumbtacs, doing insanely stupid aerial moves . His body is covered with scars from around the world where he puts himself through torture for a few hundred bucks per match. Alot of these ECW guys from the 90's are dead or strung out and I would not be surprised if sabu overdosed or something. I wish him the best but he can't keep doing this crap to his body, he should have walked away in 2001 when Vince bought ECW.

909 days ago


Finally, tmz does a story on somebody who DID something to become famous? Sabu is one of the best ever in ring performers. TNA should get him. Extremely athletic.

909 days ago

arale norimaki    

Terry Michael Brunk Brunk racked up an astounding catalog of injuries during his ECW tenure, including broken ribs, a broken jaw, and breaking his neck twice.

According to Sabu's official Facebook page, Sabu is awake as of 29 April 2012 and currently remains in the hospital.

909 days ago

Get back to work!    

Travose is near Festerville and Binsalem.

907 days ago


I like the WWE Former Talent Rehabilitation Program. I do *not* like that they are very public about the people they have 'reached out' to.

882 days ago


You stupid dumbass.You better start showing more respect to pro wrestling.Maybe the WWE can be called soap operas but Sabu isnt what you labeled pro wrestling to be.I know you see all the scars on his body dumbass.He took real pain from all those high risk moves he did.I would love to see you face Sabu in a match then try to call him fake you retard

855 days ago
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