Sabu shares story of how he was allegedly shot in the face before he became a wrestler

During an appearance on the Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw podcast, former WWE/ECW Sabu claimed that he was shot in the face before he became a wrestler…

“I was at a party and something came down. These guys got in a fight and out of the corner of my eyes, I see this guy with two guns. Boom, boom, boom, boom, shoot my friend in the stomach, but he didn’t get him in the stomach. It looked like he did, boom, boom boom and took off running and was running with a gun behind them. I ran up behind him, picked him up, threw him down, and when I threw him down, I came on top of him and he pushed the gun against my face and shot me. He got nine months for felonious assault because when he turned his back, I shouldn’t have done that. I took the law into my own hands when he turned his back. Not that I deserved to be shot, but the reason I got shot was because of my own fault they said.”

“I got shot in the face, but as soon as I got out of the hospital, I said I’m gonna be a wrestler now.’ So I started lifting weights. Then I went out to my uncle’s about six weeks after that. Then I moved out there a few months after that, I got shot first and that kind of sparked me to do it now because I kept saying I’ll do it tomorrow or next year and it got too long. I had to do it.” (quote courtesy of