For anyone who’s asked “Where the heck is Perry Saturn?” – we’ve got an answer.
The former WCW, TNA and WWE star lives in Albert Lea, MN and now there is a story about him in The Albert Lea Tribune. In the article, he discusses his drug issues, being homeless, and more. He says even though he is 45 years old, he will attempt a wrestling comeback.
“I’m very lucky to be a wrestler to begin with, and I screwed it up because of drugs. I’m going to make sure that if I do get a second chance, I’m going to make the most of it. I’m not going to waste it,” he said.
“I screwed up really bad on drugs the last few years of my time in WWF, and I continued to tailspin out of control,” he said. Saturn said his drug use was the reason he didn’t immediately return to wrestling after rehabilitating his torn knee ligament.
“By then I was really bad on Nubain,” Saturn said. “One time when I was still working for the WWF, but at home with my knee surgery, they were in Atlanta. It was where I lived at the time, so you go down to the building and see everybody.
“I made it to my car, did so much Nubain that I passed out, and didn’t wake up until the show was over. I never even made it down to the arena.”
Following his release, he says fell even further into the pit of drugs and lies. He began using methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth. “I lost everything in the blink of an eye,” he said. “It is amazing how fast it happens.”
Saturn said he fell from a prominent athlete to a drug-addicted thief living on the streets.
“Rock bottom is when you have no hope,” he said. “This is how I’m going to die. I’m going to die alone on the street, homeless. I was there.”
He eventually turned things around with the help of his pet dog, and a woman he met in a similar situation.
He was at the AWE pay per-view on October 13th and plans to continue working in the ring. Saturn, who has been drug-free for more than three years, was victorious after a sunset flip put his opponent, C.W. Anderson, on his back for the 1-2-3.
“He is a very good wrestler,” Saturn said. “It went very smooth. C.W. Anderson was great to work with.”
He has talked to guys like Dean Malinko, Triple-H, Raven and DDP for advice on how to get back into the business.
“DDP is doing far and beyond something that I expected to help me,” Saturn said. “We’re like a fraternity. Everybody is helping each other out.”
You can read the full article here.