Daniel Garcia recently spoke with The Messenger to discuss his car accident from back in 2019, which he says resulted in him not being sure if he wanted to continue his wrestling career.
For those who may not recall, Garcia was in an accident along with Kevin Lockwood, Kevin Bennett and Nick PufPaff that saw their car hit black ice and crash. Garcia broke several bones in both of his legs.
You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On questioning his future after the accident: “After the accident. I really didn’t know if I wanted to continue wrestling. It made me realize that life has so many variables that exist, and there’s so much danger in day-to-day life without wrestling. I was like, ‘Man, do I really want to put more danger in my life by traveling so much and doing a high-risk activity? Is that something I want to put myself through? Is that something I want to put my mom through?’
“I have a great support system around me. have my family, my friends. I’m incredibly blessed for everything that they do for me and have done for me. How much they continue to do for me. I wouldn’t have been able to make it through mentally without them.”
On his motivation to excel: “If somebody says, ‘Hey, this guy can’t cut a promo,’ then OK, I’m going to learn how to cut a promo. Oh, this guy has bad gear,’ OK, I’m gonna get good gear. ‘Oh, this guy is too skinny,’ OK then I’m gonna get big. It’s all about removing bullets from people’s chambers so they have nothing left to say about you.”
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Daniel Garcia, a professional wrestler, recently opened up about a life-altering car accident he was involved in back in 2019. The incident left him questioning whether he wanted to continue his wrestling career. In an interview with The Messenger, Garcia shared his thoughts and emotions surrounding the accident and how it impacted his perspective on life.
The accident occurred when Garcia, along with Kevin Lockwood, Kevin Bennett, and Nick PufPaff, hit black ice while driving. The car crashed, resulting in Garcia sustaining multiple leg injuries and breaking several bones. The severity of the injuries made him contemplate his future in wrestling.
Garcia admitted that the accident made him realize the inherent dangers of everyday life and questioned whether he wanted to add more risk by pursuing a high-risk activity like professional wrestling. He pondered whether it was worth putting himself and his loved ones through potential danger.
However, Garcia acknowledged the importance of his support system during this challenging time. He expressed gratitude for his family and friends who stood by him and helped him navigate the mental and emotional hurdles caused by the accident. Their unwavering support played a crucial role in his decision-making process.
Despite the doubts that arose from the accident, Garcia found motivation to excel in his wrestling career. He embraced criticism as an opportunity for growth and improvement. If someone pointed out a weakness, such as his promo skills or physical appearance, Garcia took it as a challenge to prove them wrong. He aimed to eliminate any ammunition that others could use against him, ultimately striving to become the best version of himself.
In conclusion, Daniel Garcia’s car accident in 2019 had a profound impact on his wrestling career. It forced him to question his future in the sport due to the inherent risks involved. However, with the support of his loved ones and a strong determination to excel, Garcia found the motivation to continue pursuing his passion. His story serves as a reminder of the resilience and determination required to overcome adversity in the pursuit of one’s dreams.