Updated: Nov 29, 2021
Friday November 5th 2021 my mother Judy Bagwell passed away at the age of 78.
After years of fighting Dementia and Recently catching Covid, she lost the most brutal handicap match of her life.
Anybody that knew Judy, whether it was the family she grew up with, the family she made with her husband Steve, Friends of hers or wrestling fans, knew that she was a tough take no prisoners' kind of woman.
She was the type of woman that would have truck drivers standing at attention when they came to pick up supplies at the lumber yard she helped my father run.
She was the type of woman that fired people on the spot for not having a pen when she asked for one. She was the type of woman who wasn't afraid to whip my ass as a child when I was bad and later on as an adult when I mouthed off to her on Monday Nitro.
She was also the woman who dumped a bucket of water on Roddy Piper's head and took a diamond cutter from Kanyon like a champ in the middle of the ring.
But, in addition to all of that, she was also a kind hearted woman who loved her family and would do anything for them. She was also the woman who came to all my sporting events and is the reason that to this day I still say yes mamm and no mamm when showing respect.
I've said this before and I'll say it again, I am so grateful to everyone who has reached out to me and who are continuing to reach out to me to send their thoughts, prayers and condolences during this difficult time.
But as much as I love and miss my mother, I am able to cope with it because the night before she died, my agent Vinny Bucci and I went to see her at the nursing home and I got to hold her hand and say goodbye.
Also, my family was raised with a somewhat religious background and in the bible they say that death is a celebration because when someone dies, it means God is calling them home because they have served their purpose here on Earth.
So while some people out there are saying I lost my mother, I say my mother was called home. And I know someday I will see her again. But hopefully not for a very long time.
So once again I wanna say Thank You to everyone who has reached out to me. It is amazing to see how many fans Judy had and that she impacted their lives just as much if not more than I did. Have yourselves a wonderful day and I'll see you guys soon in a city near you.