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5 WWE Wrestlers With The WORST Childhoods (Documentary)

January 21, 2020

Today’s video is a bit of dark topic and
different to our usual comedic approach. It was suggested by “thereal_trevenclayton”
on Instagram so thank you! Remember if you want to suggest us some of your own video
ideas make sure you follow us on either Twitter or Instagram @Fact5Wrestling and send us a
DM or just tweet us and we might just turn your video idea into a reality! As always,
we hope you enjoy the video! Booker T was born the youngest of eight children
in a poor single parent household in Louisiana. By the age of 13, Booker T’s mother passed
away which meant his sister took over “parenting” duties and according to Booker, she wasn’t
the greatest of role models. Without any sort of discipline figure in his life, this led
Booker down the wrong path and he started involving himself with the wrong crowd. This
started with him committing theft before moving onto a more serious crime, armed robbery.
At the age of 21, Booker T was convicted and found guilty for a series of armed robberies
he committed at a Wendy’s restaurant where he worked and was sentenced to 5-years in
prison. He ended up serving 19 months of his sentence. Ahmed Johnson competed in the WWF between
1995 and 1999 and is best known for becoming the first African American to win a singles
championship in the WWE. His big stature and toughness can be attributed to the violent
upbringing he went through which involved: regular beatings and his involvement in gang
violence. Johnson had a very abusive father who would regularly beat his mother and his
siblings as well as himself. Any time he tried to help his mother; he would receive a beating. The
regular beatings he received caused Johnson to go down a violent path and that involved
him aligning himself with the Bloods gang, a notorious Los Angeles gang symbolised by
their red clothing and their involvement in drugs, theft and murder, among other criminal
activities. As a result of his decision, he would often get himself into fights in school
but he decided to change his bad lifestyle by joining the Army. According to Johnson,
it was all going well up until he was discharged for beating up his captain. Chyna spent most of her childhood in a home
filled with alcoholism and domestic violence. Her parents split up when she was four years
old which meant she had a lot of different stepmothers and stepfathers coming in and
out of her household. She witnessed her fair share of domestic problems such as: her biological
father accidentally stabbing her mother with a breadknife and her first stepfather threatening
suicide. As a young kid, she was taken advantage of by her schoolteacher who kissed her. By
the age of 16, Chyna’s abusive mother forced her to go into rehab after wrongly suspecting
her of doing drugs which caused her to go and live with her alcoholic father. But things
started to get worse for Chyna when she found out that she had developed an ovarian tumour.
While in the doctor’s office, she received news that her father had used her insurance
to cover thousands of dollars of his medical bills. During her time in university, she
was raped by two men after getting drunk at a party. But despite all of the painful experiences
she went through, she also fought a constant battle with drugs and alcohol as well as mental
illness. This eventually took a toll on her as she sadly passed away at her home from
a drug overdose and alcohol intoxication at the early age of 46. Batista grew up in Washington D.C. in a violent
ghetto which was ridden with crime and poverty. He recalled seeing people get shot and a group
of people beating up someone right in front of his house. By the age of just 9, three
people had been murdered in Batista’s front lawn. Batista’s parents split up when he
was very young which meant his mother had to provide for him and his sister. At times
they were so poor that they weren’t able to eat anything at all. His mother recalled
a story where Batista and his sister just avoided getting shot when they were caught
in a crossfire after someone pulled out a gun and started shooting at a drug dealer
outside his house. Due to the rough neighbourhood Batista lived in, this meant he got involved
in gangs which saw him fighting and stealing vehicles. By the time he was 13, he was arrested
on numerous occasions and spent time in juvenile halls. After his life had hit rock bottom, Jake “The
Snake” Roberts managed to turn his life around after years of battling with alcohol
and drug addiction that can be traced back to his childhood days. Even at birth, Roberts
was plagued with tragedy as he was conceived due to the result of his father raping his
mother who was 12-years old at the time. As the years went on, Roberts would also learn
that his father had raped his sister and his half-sister on numerous occasions. He lost
the people who were closest to him, his grandmother to cancer, his step-father who was electrocuted
to death and his sister who was kidnapped and murdered. He was regularly abused both
physically and sexually by his step-mother which led him to start drinking alcohol at
the age of just 11 before moving on to hard drugs by the age of 18 to help numb the pain
he was feeling. His severe depression as a result of his traumatising childhood even
led him to a failed suicide attempt using pills.

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    Bro now I’m scarred for life and I’m still in my childhood

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    Obviously Kane. You see what Undertaker did to him when he was younger. But in all seriousness I feel bad for these wrestlers who went through these hardships in life and glad that they mostly overcame them.

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    this hits really deep bc I'm in an abusive household right now, no physical abuse it's all mentally and emotionally and it really takes a toll on me but I'm trying to keep it together I don't want to die but I feel like ending it all right now..😟

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    i have no words to say about jake , the things he went through , just sickens me just hearing what happened to him
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    My childhood is grate but I did have an abusive dad but now I live withe my stepdad

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    Chyna and Jake's is the worst

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    Really good video i really like it and i feel so bad for all of these wrestlers

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    This low key kinda scary
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  • Reply fred-whu January 19, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    My parents split up when I was 1 and my mum lets me see my dad once a year so I can't wait to see my dad next sometimes I get annoyed when I asked to see my dad and my mum says no and I start trying to hurt myself

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    Chyna's might be the darkest of all

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    What a depressing video…

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    These stories are so sad to what these amazing wrestlers went through when they were young with murder drugs and crimes and arrest. Amazing video and editing though love this channel so much glad your back in 2020

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    That Jake the snake one really hit me. Amazing video by the way, was worth the wait

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    I bet jtg had it bad I'm childhood

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    Wow the stories of Jake, Joanie, and David were surprising. And Jake has a purpose here in life and he didn’t know it.

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    …And the rest is silence.

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    Man that was deep

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    Fucking hell. 12 years old?!

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    Behind the bright lights, it seems there is always a dark story, you never know what someone is going through or lived.

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    Dean Ambrose / Jon Moxley had a bad child hood. He was homeless

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    I'm just glad that almost all of them turned their lives around just look at Booker T and Batista and where they are right now

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    It's no wonder Jake was able to pull off such cold-blooded and chilling promos. All the darkness he was conveying as his character was real. What happened to Ahmed was just disgusting too. The fact that someone would do that to their own child is just despicable.

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    This was really depressing to watch, Chyna childhood is the worst one

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    Although their childhoods sucked , they became successful champions

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    I was waiting for a lot of time and now finally the video has come… Just wanna say thank you… And keep up the great work…

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    Where in the red hell is Jon Moxley(Dean Ambrose)

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    Really good on Jake for turning his life around. I couldn’t imagine a childhood like that.

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    Lol my parents separated when I was 4

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    I know this is supposed to be a sad video but batista's theme song always puts a smile on my face

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    I feel like Chyna should be number two

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    I'm just happy that Wrestlers now have a better life

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    I don't know if humans are really human now

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    legit heroes in life..

  • Reply Sammy 010 January 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    A Story: (Playing Oath Of Order from Majora's Mask)
    A Man (Booker T) went to go gang violence after his mother died and it caught up to him.. Another Man (Ahmend Johnson) also went to gang violence after his father abused him so badly… A woman (Chyna) has her life downhill after a wicked stepmom accused her of drugs and started taking them and died because of it..😢😢… A boy now a man (Batista) saw innocent strangers get killed in front of him… And Finally, A Man ( Jake Roberts) saw everything and everyone he love and care about die right in front of him so sad😢😢..)

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