Former WWE Star Virgil Diagnosed with Stage 2 Colon Cancer

Adam WellsMay 14, 2022

Source: WWE.com

Former WWE Superstar Virgil has been diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.

He made the announcement Saturday on Twitter:

Virgil @TheRealVirgil

It’s really shitty right now. Too make things worse I know have stage 2 colon cancer. I am a fighter but need your help. I cannot afford any of the medical bills and would love your support. <a href="https://t.co/PG7VkpQWxP">https://t.co/PG7VkpQWxP</a> love you guys <a href="https://t.co/6EF1YzT7Ai">pic.twitter.com/6EF1YzT7Ai</a>

This news comes almost one month to the day that Virgil publicly announced he suffered two massive strokes and was diagnosed with dementia. He said he was diagnosed by a doctor after returning from Dallas during WrestleMania weekend.

Virgil is best known for his time in WWE. The Tennessee native originally debuted for the promotion in 1986 as Lucius Brown, but he was later rebranded as Virgil and served as the bodyguard for Ted DiBiase.

The biggest feud for Virgil in WWE was against DiBiase in the summer of 1991. He defeated the Million Dollar Man at SummerSlam to win the Million Dollar Championship. It was the only major singles title he won in WWE or WCW.

After leaving WWE in 1994, Virgil returned to independent wrestling for a couple of years before being hired by WCW. He debuted for the company in September 1996 as Vincent when he was introduced as the head of security for the New World Order.

WCW rarely used Vincent as an in-ring performer, though he did have one pay-per-view match against Stevie Ray at Uncensored 1999. Stevie Ray won the match to become the leader of the nWo Black and White.

Virgil left WCW in 2000. He did make a couple of appearances back in WWE in 2010 with Ted DiBiase Jr., son of the Million Dollar Man.

Most recently, during a November 2019 episode of AEW Dynamite, Virgil appeared as Soul Train Jones, the first name he used in wrestling in 1985, in a segment with Chris Jericho.