VIDEO | Former WWE superstar from Louisville wrestles with life in second round of brain cancer

By Gil Corsey, December 12th, 2017


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A former WWE superstar from Louisville is in the fight of his life with a kind of cancer that has never been defeated.

TE_08002002_0002-24f0aa3bdf68141d4c44ef6ae7582ca4-696x392 matt-cappotelliDoctors diagnosed Matt Cappotelli with a Grade 4 glioblastoma tumor, the most deadly form of brain cancer.

“Though it seems unfortunate, I want it to be portrayed as a story of hope … unending hope,” Cappotelli said.

For 38-year-old Cappotelli, cancer is a rematch. His first battle with a brain tumor in 2005 was a drama-filled fight that played out as the world watched. Cappotelli won the “Tough Enough” reality show in 2003 and earned a WWE contract then was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville as a developmental trainee. 

“Everyone loved Matt,” said former WWE developmental coach Al Snow. “Genuinely a wonderful human being….

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