Zach Gowen is the former WWE wrestler who’s vying for a spot on Season 8 of American Ninja Warrior at the Atlanta qualifiers. He will be the first contestant to compete with one leg. At the age of eight, Zach was diagnosed with cancer which led to him having his left leg amputated. He made his professional wrestling debut in 2002, and signed on with WWE in 2003. Later in his career, he teamed up with wrestler Gregory Iron who has cerebral palsy. Together they were known in the ring as The Handicapped Heroes.
If you follow Zach Gowen on social media, you won’t be sorry. His sense of humor shines through. Before appearing on American Ninja Warrior, Zach posted a hilarious video of him and a couple of friends practicing hot DDPYoga in the ring (see below). He also sells “Eggs Not Legs” t-shirts at Pro Wrestling Tees ($20). American Ninja Warrior airs Wednesdays at 8pm on NBC.