Prayers Asked For Steve McMichael As Worrying Health Update Is Shared

Prayers Asked For Steve McMichael As Worrying Health Update Is Shared

On April 23, 2021, Steve “Mongo” McMichael, a Chicago Bears legend in the 80s and wrestler for WCW in the 90s, announced he had Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. At the time of the disclosure, he’d already lost 50 lbs and could no longer lift his arms or hold anything. Sadly, the average life expectancy for those with this condition is just five years.

Yet, unfortunately, it appears McMichael may not even get that long as, after multiple recent health setbacks, Jarret Payton, who is the son of Walter Payton, has now confirmed on X that McMichael has an MRSA infection and is currently receiving a blood fusion. Therefore, prayers have been asked for, with it noted that McMichael and those who are close to him believe in the power of prayer.

While to the masses, 66-year-old McMichael is famous for his NFL career, he is best known to wrestling fans for his run in WCW, where he famously defeated Jeff Jarrett for the US Championship at a Clash of the Champions event in 1997. Still, his wrestling career wasn’t very long, and his final match came in 1999 at a house show where he teamed with Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko to defeat Barry Windham, Curt Hennig, and Wrath. However, he would go on to be a guest referee for the tag team Monster’s Ball Match for TNA due to the show being held in a suburb of Chicago.