Today, 10 years after his release from military prison, Carney lives in Ohio with his adopted son. As an ex-convict and a traitor, he is unable to find a permanent job and his attempt to gain a foothold in Berlin once again -- from the fall of 2010 to the fall of 2011 -- was also a failure. Acquaintances from the past, including some who were not with the Stasi, tried to help him, and they found him a job with a publishing house that specializes in books for those nostalgic for the old regime by authors such as Margot Honecker and Egon Krenz. Initially, Carney's book was to be published there as well, but ultimately the publishing house declined.
It's the same problem as with the addiction storylines, only magnified times 10. A wrestling storyline based around an actual dead person is like stabbing someone during a game of Dungeons & Dragons. It's a broken, confusing mix of fantasy and reality. But WWE fans should be used to it by now. After all, this is the same company that once aired a segment where Big Boss Man crashed the funeral of Big Show's father, hitched the casket to the back of his car, and dragged it and the hysterical, grieving son into comical funeral history.