Darren A. Drozdov is an essayist, former football player, and retired professional wrestler who competed in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1998-99 under the ring names Puke and Droz.More
Darren A. Drozdov is an essayist, former football player, and retired professional wrestler who competed in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1998-99 under the ring names Puke and Droz.
Drozdov is quadriplegic due to a neck injury sustained from a botched wrestling maneuver, but has regained most of the use of his upper body and arms.
Before his wrestling career, Drozdov was a professional football player for three seasons with the National Football League (NFL)'s New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, and Denver Broncos. He garnered a measure of notoriety (and the nickname "Puke") when he vomited on television during a Monday Night Football game directly onto the football before the center could snap it. A 1993 Sports Illustrated article stated that he had vomited at nearly every game that season and would reportedly see a psychiatrist for a "chronic vomiting" problem.
Drozdov originally competed on the independent wrestling circuit under the ring names of Drozzy King Lake, Darren "Ripping Yarns" Laxingham and DD Da Death Dude. He appeared with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from 1997-98, where he formed a stable of "invaders" from the WWF with Lance Wright, Brakkus, Doug Furnas, and Phil LaFon.
He first wrestled in dark matches and on WWF Shotgun Saturday Night. He debuted on Raw is War on the May 25, 1998 episode as an associate of the Legion of Doom. Dubbed Puke, he was the unofficial third member of the group. In late 1998, he competed in the WWF Brawl for All tournament, making it to the semifinals before losing.Less
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