Zach Gowen is a survivor. After losing his left leg to cancer at age 8, he went on to become the first 1 legged professional wrestler in history. At 19 years old, he signed a 3 year contract with the World Wrestling Entertainment and was featured prominently on their television program Smackdown! being involved in on air story lines with cultural icons Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon. Zach became an instant inspiration to millions worldwide proving that nothing is impossible.
After being released from his contract, Zach hit a bottom in his life. The pain of not having a dad growing up, feelings of never quite fitting in, and the lost identity after losing his dream job came together like a perfect storm and sent Zach on a downward spiral. He found the answer in drugs and alcohol but soon found himself mentally and spiritually bankrupt.
Shortly after enduring this complete state of hopelessness, Zach experienced a spiritual intervention. This act of Providence sparked what would become the fire in his soul. That fire now illuminates all who come in contact with him through his various platforms. Whether it’s on stage at a speaking engagement, in the ring at a professional wrestling show, or on a TV playing his DVD “Finding Zach Gowen” Zach’s message is simple: Trust God, clean house, and help others. He lives in the Detroit area with his fiancée Kelly and their 2 old son, Nolan.