• Recently Released Wrestler Says WWE Literally Saved His Life
As we reported earlier, former WCW/TNA Daffney passed away at the age of 46.
Prior to her death, she went live on Instagram. She seemed in a dark place mentally and teased committing suicide.
According to PWInsider, WWE sent the following text message to their wrestlers:
“As a reminder to our Talent, if you are dealing with a difficult personal matter and would like to speak with someone to get the support you need, please don’t hesitate to contact [Counseling Company Name Withheld] at [NUMBER DELETED] or WWE Medical.”
Former WWE wrestler & current Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Champion Karl Anderson tweeted the following in regards to this report:
“They suck bro.”
Anderson received a lot of heat and attention (which he most likely wanted) after this tweet.
On the other hand, former NXT wrestler Jake Atlas, who was released from WWE last month, shared the following story on Twitter:
“I certainly don’t want to make this about me but this is important to speak up about. WWE paid for 6 months of my therapy & quite literally saved my life. Not everything is what it seems. People who are truly suffering from mental illness learn how to to hide it well. Reach out.”
• On This Day In WWF History (September 3, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
Tito Santana vs. Bob Bradley
The Masked Superstar vs. Charlie Brown
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Frankie Williams
Iron Mike Sharpe vs. Steve King
Tony Atlas vs. Ben Ortiz
Big John Studd vs. Rocco Verona
The Invaders vs. Bill Dixon & Ken Jugan
Salvatore Bellomo vs. Jeff Craney