WWE donate to Sports Legacy Institute:
WWE will be donating $1.2 million to Chris Nowinski’s Sports Legacy Institute to help fund further research in to the issue of concussions and brain injuries. USA Today report that the funding will be spread over a 3 year period…
“Obviously, I think it’s such a huge concern for everybody right now in sports and in the military. As we learn more and more about concussions and what can become of it, I think it’s a problem for everybody,” says Triple H. “We took out the things that … caused the most concussions and the most head impacts…We still hit people with metal chairs, just not in the head anymore.”
Following the Chris Benoit tragedy WWE downplayed the idea that Benoit’s in-ring concussions impaired his mental state and they further distanced themselves from the Sports Legacy Institute during Linda McMahon’s political campaigning, as Chris Nowinski was particularly critical of her. It’s encouraging to see they’re now on the same page.
WWE star getting in to politics?:
According to the Libertarian blogging community WWE star Kane may be considering running for Lamar Alexander’s Tennessee Senate seat. Kane is an open Libertarian and recently spoke out against the Internet sales tax.
This may of course by hype, since Kane is a full time touring member of WWE’s roster.
Booker out having surgery:
SmackDown GM Booker T has been off television these past few weeks because he recently underwent elbow surgery. He wrote on Twitter at the end of last month…
“Going to get my elbow worked on from 20 years of Spinaroonies.”
Justin Credible clears up arrest report:
ECW original Justin Credible released the following statement about his recent arrest…
“This was something stemming from two years ago when my father was in Portugal on vacation and I cashed one of his checks that he told me I could cash. Then, went to check-cashing and he forgot he gave me the authority, then he cancelled it. So, it bounced on the check-cashing place. So, the warrant was out there. I had known about this for two years. I wanted to clear my name and I’m doing well and don’t want any legal s—, I turned myself into the police department on my own. No one was looking for me. Just to have my life straightened out, like I’m told to do in my AA program. So, I paid the cash-checking fee, which was a couple hundred dollars. I was in the police station for 20 minutes and all charges have been dropped.”