TSC Interviews: Former WWE star Marc Mero
Who is Marc Mero?
Well, that depends who you ask.
If you ask a guy like Lance Storm or Dean Malenko, they may have some choice words for the guy.
If you ask the hundreds of kids he's helped through the years, they would have a more positive feeling on the former WCW Television and WWE Intercontinental Champion.
Marc Mero is not like a lot of former professional wrestlers. More often than not, much like ex-football players, it is hard for someone to go from being in the spotlight to everyday life. That's evident by the number of premature deaths of former wrestlers.
Mero was actually on that path to self-destruction, but cleaned himself up just in the nick of time. When we saw Mero on Fox News and CNN back in Summer of 2007, it would be easy to say the guy was just trying to make a name for himself off of the Chris Benoit tragedy.
What many don't know is that the man formerly known as Johnny B. Badd actually does charity work and runs a foundation called Champion of Choices, which strives to help kids and young adults make more conscious decisions that can affect their lives for years to come.
So people may hate on Mero and as far as he's concerned, let 'em hate.
Mero doesn't sugarcoat his trials and tribulations, in addition to the issues that plagued his colleagues' lives. I commend him for that. Are some of his stories vivid and brutally honest? Yes. But they are stories that are true and need to be told.
Enjoy our interview with Marc Mero—a guy that's been to hell and back and can say that he found redemption and a new meaning to life.
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Marc Mero's career in pictures
As Johnny B. Badd, Mero held the WCW Television Title three times.
With then-wife Rena "Sable" Mero during their WWF/E run. Marc Mero won three New York State golden gloves in boxing before entering pro wrestling.
One of the lucky men to hold WWE's Intercontinental Championship.
Mero towards the end of his WWE run with Jacqueline Moore.
Mero and his lovely wife.
Champion of Choices. Helping young people one day at a time.