Wrestlers give so much of themselves for the business the love and the fans who follow them. In less than two weeks, OVW fans will have a chance to give back to one of the greatest stars in the promotion’s history.
If you don’t know Matt Cappotelli’s story, it’s both inspiring and heart-breaking. Matt was on the verge of realizing his dream and becoming a WWE Superstar when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He fought the disease and beat it, but earlier this year, cancer returned for a re-match.
OVW is hosting a benefit show on Saturday, September 23, to help Matt pay his medical expenses as he fights cancer a second time. A number of current and former OVW stars will be on hand that night not to collect a pay check, but to support their friend as all proceeds will go to Matt’s medical fund. Jim Cornette has already announced he will be there, signing anything you bring for any donation you want to give. More announcements are on the way.
Indy wrestling isn’t about sports entertainment. It’s about family. If you’re in the area, please be at the Davis Arena Saturday night, September 23. This is a show you can’t miss.
The documentary about Tim Donst’s victory over cancer is now online in its entirety. Whether you’re a wrestling fan or not, it’s an inspiring story. Tim’s a great guy and a hard worker. Thrilled to see him back in action.
UnsungPhilly.com posted this video with indy wrestler Tim Donst today. Donst was recently diagnosed with cancer. It’s put at least a temporary halt to his wrestling dreams, but Donst (real name Mike Hopes) is doing a lot to use his situation to encourage others fighting cancer, especially kids. Watch the video, then go to donst.com to learn more about him.
Cancer sucks. While there are many wrestling fans (myself included) who can appreciate and cheer for a great heel, Cancer is one heel that will never, ever get cheers. Ever.
Tim Donst is a great guy and a heck of a wrestler. My heart goes out to him and the struggle he faces ahead. Tim is strong, and I know the whole indy wrestling community, fans and workers, are behind him. Click here for an article about Tim on poconorecord.com to bring you up to speed on his story. Huge props to him for making the best of the situation and doing what he can to brighten the lives of younger cancer patients.
Here’s hoping Tim’s story has a positive outcome like that of another indy wrestler, Matt Cappotelli. Cappotelli was days away from a WWE shot when he got his diagnosis. The Southeast Outlook has a story on him this week. Click here to read about Matt.
All the best to Tim Donst for a speedy treatment and recovery. Would love to see both of these men get back in the ring one day.