Ex-WWE star lost half his foot in freak cooking accident
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 31, 2023 - 06:53PM
Mideon was a star in wrestling’s Attitude Era (Picture: WWE)

Former star Mideon lost his foot earlier this year in a horrific accident in the kitchen.

The retired wrestler, who first appeared for World Championship Wrestling in 1992 before joining WWE four years later, became tag team champion under the name Phineas Godwin before joining under the Mideon name.

He retired from wrestling in 2006 and has moved from the ring to the kitchen as he started working as a chef in , but he suffered a brutal injury just six months ago.

‘I had to take a break (from being a chef). I got half my foot cut off about six months ago,’ Mideon (real name Dennis Knight) told AdFreeShows.com.

In a terrifying twist, he revealed that because of his previous wrestling injuries, he has no feeling below his knee and so didn’t realise what had happened.

‘There’s these things called speed racks. They’re like big squares, and they have shelves, and you wheel the food around. There could be hundreds and hundreds of pounds when they’re fully loaded,’ he explained.

He joined WWE in the mid-1990s (Picture: WWE)
He retired in 2006 and went onto become a chef (Picture: WWE)

‘One of them fell off of a broken back deck and landed on my foot and because of the fractures in my spine, I can’t, and this is crazy, I can’t feel from my knees down.

‘So like, when I was cooking a lot, I wore a hole in the bottom of my big toe, like, to the bone, and it got infected, and yeah, I didn’t even feel it.

‘This thing fell on my foot, and it was like, oh, it just felt kind of like a little swollen, but that was it, but I really couldn’t feel anything.’

Knight (right) first appeared as Phineas Godwin when he joined the company (Picture: WWE)
He went onto become Mideon in Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness (Picture: WWE)

When he got home, the 54-year-old star took his shoe and sock off to find two of his toes ‘hanging off there’, with one of them left in his sock.

‘I didn’t know. This was like an hour later,’ he said. ‘So I went right to the hospital. I was there for like five days getting antibiotics and then they took off, yeah, I have no toes on my right foot. I have size 15 foot, but my right foot is like an 11 now.

‘It’s just like where all your toes start. They just clipped them off so it’s like a big slipper. Yeah, and I can’t feel it at all, which is weird. I started working and then I was going to the gym a lot and I wore a hole on the bottom of my foot without knowing it.

‘Like, I got sore and when that happens, I had to stop and make sure because it causes an infection.’

Knight most recently appeared for WWE in November 2020 when he was back as Phineas Godwin for at Survivor Series that year.