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Former WWE Star dies of brain cancer


Former WWE Star and Tough Enough winner Matt Cappotelli has died of brain cancer.

Cappotelli had revealed that his brain cancer returned last year and about a month ago, his wife Lindsay had announced that his medical team had determined it was the time to discontinue the treatment.

Now in a heart whelming Facebook post, she revealed that her husband and the former OVW Heavyweight Champion passed away yesterday morning:

Hey Team Capp…I’ve been struggling with what to say and how to say this, and I’ll probably end up rambling, but here goes. Today my love-my strong, sweet, beautiful love-took his last breath at 3:30 a.m. and went Home to be with Jesus…exactly one year after his brain surgery. You think you can be prepared for this when you know it’s coming, but you just can’t. The only person who’s comfort I want right now is the one who can’t give it to me. I miss him so much. I know where he is now is so much better, but it doesn’t change how much I miss him.

Cappotelli won the third season of the WWE reality show and was awarded a contract as a result, alongside former star John Morrison.

After his win, he made several appearances on various WWE shows and was then sent to the development territory OVW for further training. He announced his retirement from wrestling due to a malignant brain tumor in April 2007.

Our condolences to the friends and family of Matt Cappotelli following this said news. RIP.

  • CC

    Warrior award for certain as his achievements in wrestling were sadly minimal. What could have been though we will never know.

  • CC

    Not HoF worthy? Seriously? Edge alone has done more in the wrestling industry through revolutionalising the tag division during the attitude era to being one of the best heel champions in years, than most people will ever achieve.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Theyre not, thats not a knock on them personally but they really arent HOF worthy

  • CC

    Such a sad situation. Someone who had so much promise and had both his career and life cut short.
    Cannot even imagine the pain he has been through.

    RIP Matt

  • CC

    Are you suggesting that Henry and Edge are not worthy of HoF?
    A bit harsh to use this poor guys death to take a stab at those guys (even Koko) and essentially WWE.

    Just a simple he deserves to be in would have been more respectful.

  • CC

    So why comment?

  • Darrin Tyler

    Never heard of him

  • AmishPatel

    Horrible news. RIP

  • Will Henderson

    he deserves his own posthumous induction as a Warrior Award recipient.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Now THIS is a guy who’s Hall Of Fane worthy, if Mark Henry Edge and Koko B Ware can go in then he definitely should be inducted. He might have had a short career but he was the definition of a fighter

  • Steven Stevens

    inb4 it’s Bob Holly’s fault.