The former WWE star Rikishi had recently joined Insight with Chris Van Vliet where he opened up about a horrific incident in which he was involved at a very early age. He revealed that he was a victim of a drive-by shooting when he was only 17 years old.
Rikishi forgives the criminal for the incident
Rikishi, the WWE Hall of Famer reflected on the incident and said that he had forgiven the man responsible for the incident. He mentioned that he wanted to meet the man in person to forgive him but said it on camera in case he does not get the chance to meet him.
The former WWE star gave the gesture of being a kind-hearted person despite the consequences he had to face due to the incident which he also outlined about.
He said: “Well I hope, I mean, one day, if you’re watching this here, and you think you know who I am, I would like to personally meet you. And I would like to… I’m going to say this in case I don’t have a chance to. I forgive you, man. I forgive you for what has happened to me, for what you have done to me. And I hope you can learn from what has happened. But not only that, to [Inaudible]… and being a better person.”
Rikishi details the injuries he sustained
During the interview, Rikishi also revealed the details of the incident which took place and also the major injuries he sustained in the shooting. He further revealed that the bullet which struck him came dangerously close to hitting his heart. It was his luck that the bullet caught his rib first. Had it gone to the heart first we would not have witnessed Rikishi today.
He said: “It was really a wake-up call for me. I was in there for two months. This scar on my stomach, they had to cut me open, because I was shattered inside. They just said that the bullet, it was a twenty-two, actually hit the side of my rib, which saved my heart. Had that rib not need there, it would have gone through my heart and we probably wouldn’t be having this conversation…”
Rikishi was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2015. He is currently preparing to train American rap star Bow Wow for his wrestling debut.