“Scariest Bodybuilder Ever”: Bodybuilding World Still Can’t Fathom the Freakiness of This Veteran Mass Monster Who Almost Died on Stage at 29

Published 11/09/2023, 6:00 AM EST

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronnie Coleman, and Jay Cutler are the Mr. Olympia-winning names frequently echoed in the bodybuilding community. However, ardent bodybuilding fans never forget other icons who have stunned them with their prime physique and continue to respect their gains. Recently, the bodybuilding world on the internet came across Paul Dillett’s post and instantly recounted his glorious past. 

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Paul Dillett introduced his 6’1″ tall, 310 lbs shredded physique to the bodybuilding stage in the early 1990s. Milos Sarcev reposted an Instagram clip on the Freak-Einstein that calls him “the most underrated bodybuilder of all time,” and fans paid tribute to the icon’s physique in the comments section. 

Paul Dillett the freaky monster who died for 1 minute in 1994

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The bodybuilding sport had churned mass monsters over the years, which left the world spellbound. Despite the harsh training regime and strict diet, there is no dearth of athletes influx into the arena, but only a remarkable few command respect from fans. Paul Dillett left a lasting impact on the sport with his giant ripped physique.

 

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Just one year after his debut in the competitive arena, Dillett earned his Pro card. He occupied fourth place in his first Arnold Classic in 1993 and finished fourth in 1994 Mr. Olympia. However, 1994 remains crucial in Dillett’s life as he almost died on the Arnold Classic stage. He froze while posing and had to be carried off the stage by four officials. The 57-year-old was dead for a whole minute before doctors revived him.

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 “I didn’t even know that I was gone, I just know I felt like I was in an open space and it looked blue,” he once admitted, according to The Sun. He took one year off from competitions and went on to win the Night of Champions in 1999. Now, Milos Sarcev reshared C.T. Fletcher’s post on Dillett and wrote, “There was a monster…Aesthetically pleasing yet absolute monster… @paul_dillett.” Fans hailed the monster in the comments section.

Fans pay tribute to the Jurassic Paul 

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The freakiness of the mass monster is still fresh in the memory of bodybuilding fans. “We cannot forget that this dude was 6’1. Scariest bodybuilder ever. Paul “The Freakenstein” Dillett,” exclaimed a bodybuilding enthusiast. “My fav bb of ALL time!! His poses took some crowns of him… with these freakin Guns!!!!,” wrote a die-hard fan amazed by the post.

Dude had crazy arms and massive calves, probably the most underrated genetic of all,” declared a user paying tribute to the freaky bodybuilder. “Frankenstein was the doctor. The monster was just referred to as “The Monster,” declared another fan. “That unforgettable night of Champions!!” recounted a follower.

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The bodybuilding community relived the greatness of Paul Dillett through the video and announced him as the ultimate mass monster. Have you ever watched the Jurassic Paul’s shredded frame on stage? Let us know in the comments below.

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Etha Bindu Rani

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Etha Bindu Rani is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. Passionate about words, Bindu has always taken to writing like a fish to water. Being a fitness enthusiast, she considers bodybuilding the best opportunity to depict her writing skills and keep a tab on her inspirations, Ronnie Coleman and Chris Bumstead.
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