WWE star Matt Cappotelli dead at 38 after battle with cancer: '[He] went home to be with Jesus'

Former WWE star Matt Cappotelli died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his wife announced. "Glioblastoma forms from cells called astrocytes that support nerve cells."The WWE also announced the death of the former co-winner of WWE Tough Enough III. "WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Cappotelli, a promising Superstar who was a co-winner of WWE Tough Enough III, passed away Friday at age 38," the WWE tweeted. Matt Cappotelli went on to train in the Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE's then-developmental system, but it was cut short after he was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2006. "Life is the most precious gift we're given," Matt Cappotelli told the WWE in 2017 of his cancer diagnosis.


Matt Cappotelli Dies: Former WWE And 'Tough Enough' Star Was 38

Former WWE and reality TV star Matt Cappotelli died after a year-long battle with cancer. Cappotelli starred on the third season of WWE's Tough Enough reality show, produced by the WWE with MTV, where participants trained for a shot at a WWE contract. Cappotelli went on to wrestle in the development league for the WWE, winning the Ohio Valley Wrestling championship. Cappotelli had his pro wrestling career cut short after he was first diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery. "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," she wrote.

Matt Cappotelli Dies: Former WWE And 'Tough Enough' Star Was 38

Former WWE Star Matt Cappotelli Dies After Battle with Cancer

As it stated in Former WWE star Matt Cappotelli has died after a year-long battle with cancer. Cappotelli was diagnosed with a brain tumor on June 27, 2017, according to a blog post written by his wife Lindsey Cappotelli. "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," she continued. Yao, the brain surgeon, came to our room to discuss things more with us and give us our options," Lindsey wrote. As is to be expected when you hear something like this, we had our moment of crying with each other," Lindsey wrote.

WWE and the wrestling world remember Matt Cappotelli

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WWE and the wrestling world remember Matt Cappotelli





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