Dean Ambrose looks to be in the best shape of his life following his return from injury last month. And you'd probably never know how close he came to losing his arm or even dying - as he put it - if you weren't told.
The Lunatic returned to Monday Night Raw on August 13 after spending nine months out, having suffered a triceps injury in December last year, and he has since reformed The Shield, teaming up with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins.
Ambrose opened up on the terrible ordeal earlier this month, revealing he also suffered a very bad infection that nearly killed him.
“It was just one nightmare after another,” he explained. “It was a pretty challenging period of time to go through. I ended up having two different surgeries. I had this MRSA, Staph infection. I nearly died. I was in the hospital for a week plugged up to this antibiotic drip thing, and I was on all these antibiotics for months that make you puke and crap your pants.”
WWE presenter Renee Young, who is also Ambrose's wife, made history on the night her husband returned to the ring as she became the first woman to commentate for a full Raw episode.
And speaking in a candid interview on The Jim Ross Report, the 33-year-old Canadian beauty gave further details on Ambrose's struggles after getting sidelined with the horrible injury.
"He ended up having to go back in and have another surgery on his arm," she told Ross. "He tore his tricep and went in for surgery in December and I remember him calling me New Year’s Day during a show in Miami.
"RAW was in Miami. His arm was bleeding everywhere. He woke up and there was blood all over the bed.
"He was so confused by all that had happened, not being able to fully get a look at what’s going on with his arm. He kinda kept bandaging it up trying to make it heal as quickly as possible, to reseal this opening that had happened in his arm.
"He eventually had to go back to Birmingham, which is where he had his surgery initially, just for a check in and that’s when they realized his infection had escalated a lot. They had go back in, clean it out. He was on antibiotics for months.
"It was really scary just knowing the severity of staph infection, of MRSA. It’s an eye-opener. It’s really tough to see somebody you love go through something like that, especially somebody like Dean who’s this indestructible force and to see him down and out with something like that, it was tough to go through."
Fortunately for Ambrose, he was able to fight through the nightmare and return to the WWE a brand new man. But it's probably much easier to bear such burdens when you have someone like Renee in your corner.