Sean Waltman has responded to the incident that took place over the weekend where he tore his anus. Here is what he wrote on Twitter:
Sorry its taken so long to thank everyone. I’ll be getting out of hospital today.Thank U Jerry Lynn. If it wasnt for U there would be no me
Thank u everyone for the kind wishes & some funny 1 liners Im sure were hard to pass up. If u cant laugh at yourself, who canu laugh at?
The video doesnt do justice to the severity of the situation. the turnbuckle wasnt covered & my landing should have been 45 degrees.
I ended up landing hard & horizontal. The turnbuckle ripped me another new a hole. I kew it right away, U can see me tell ref “tore my ass!”
Sorry for typo. I ewent to after party brieflly, but had to leave as blood starting gushing. Hotel looked like a murder scene. So much blood
Im typing in the dark. sorry for typos. Hotel security called ambulance & Dr Morken @ HCMC performed sphincterplasty to save me from having
to have a colostomy bag. It hard not to laugh. So feel free to find it humorous. I did almost bleed out, before ambulance got there.
I did the x factor from the top rope & 1 through a table after it happened. My concern was Jery getting the proper send off, Not my butthole
@MJCANDANCE It happened once befoer a few yrs back w Jay Bradley. Thats why I knew what happened this time.
@MJCANDANCE If i woud have lost anymore blood, I would have bleed completely out & needed a blood transfusion. Or died. Barely made it
@MJCANDANCE Colostomy is in the dictionary, but its when a person needs a bag put in there ide or stomach to go poop into.
@shaungt Why not. Its not my 1st near death experience anyway. Plus, how can you not chuckle about a story lke this?
Brighter side of things. will start taking applications for my school. Beginners need to be in shape.
@steveporterjr I’ll still be at my appearance for FUW in Tampa on Saturday. Im advertised, so not missing it. Cant wrestle however.
Full Extreme Rising: Card Subject to Change Results
Stevie Richards defeated Luke Hawx in title tournament quarterfinal; Matt Hardy attacked Hawk post-match
Rhino defeated Devon Storm in title tournament quarterfinal; plenty of awesome hardcore spots
Facade defeated Jay Bradley
Matt Tremont & BRIAN XL defeated Blue Balls (Balls Mahoney and Blue Meanie); Pitbull Gary Wolfe makes the post-match save
Greek Papadon defeats Little Guido
Jerry Lynn defeated Homicide; Lynn’s last match in Philadelphia; great match with an even better celebration of the ECW veteran’s career
Hijo De Rey Misterio defeated Bestia 666 in a two-out-of-three falls match
BLK OUT (Jeez & Ruckus) defeated The Gangstas, Briscoe Bros and The Dramaticos in a steel cage match
Matt Hardy defeated Sabu
Stevie Richards defeated Rhino; to become the first ever Extreme Rising World Heavyweight champion
Raj Giri of WrestlingINC.com recently interviewed former ECW and WWE superstar Dawn Marie Psaltis. During the interview, Dawn discussed starting the Wrestler’s Rescue charity, recent accusations from Kamala and The Blue Meanie, past controversies, the business today, if wrestlers are better taken care of now than in the past and more. Here are some highlights:
WrestlingINC: When you first started Wrestlers Rescue, where did the idea come from?
Dawn: I left wrestling in 2005 to have my children and my son. I was away from it for about two years. Then, what happened was I started to go back into it, started to do autograph signings. I guess from stepping away from it and going back, it made me realize things that needed to change, things that were going on.
So, I was at a show in Chicago and I saw The Iron Sheik and he was just in really bad shape. I just saw that and it just made me sad that he was living his life in a wheel chair due to needing a double knee replacement. There’s no reason for that. In any other business, if you needed a double knee replacement due to your career choice, it would be covered in some way.
Asbestos. I like to use that for an example. Once they realized what happened and people were breathing in harmful air and giving them lung cancer, there was a class-action suit and they were taken care of.
Same thing with the ring. The ring was really stiff back then, it barely gave. So, there’s a lot of knee replacements and hip replacements. Things like that. Nobody takes care of them. They were left on their own to take care of it and that’s a very expensive bill to take care of. So, I just saw the need and started the foundation and thought that this would be a really great way to stay within the business and change it in a positive way at the same time.
WrestlingINC: When you did start the charity, how was it going initially?
Dawn: Everything has an uphill battle. It’s something that’s new and people get nervous when it’s something that’s new. I talked to a lot of old-timers and asked them how they felt about it and getting a lot of ideas and suggestions from them. Everything has gone really well, actually.
Up until the Steve Williams campaign, and [we] raised a lot of money for him. Unfortunately, he passed before the campaign was over. Then, we had the rumors around about that. People used Steve’s campaign to tried to sabotage us. There was a gentleman named Michael Porter who wanted $500 for rent and we don’t give out money for rent. They didn’t understand that. He said to me, ‘If I don’t do that, I’d be sorry.’ Well, they made me sorry. Because I didn’t give him the $500 towards his rent, he made up all these lies about the Steve Williams campaign, saying I never paid him and that I was investigated by the IRS and the FBI. I mean, crazy, crazy stuff. The fact that he was saying I was being investigated by the IRS is insane because we weren’t even open a year yet. I didn’t even have to file taxes yet. [Laughs.] The FBI? Come on. The FBI has a lot of better things to do than investigate me.
People want to believe what they want to believe. There’s a really big smear campaign. I did the same thing I’m doing with the Kamala issue. I put all the proof up. I did pay Steve Williams, I have the check on the website. All the other allegations that they said about me, I just proved them all wrong. That’s the best I can do. I can’t make people think something other than what they think they know.
WrestlingINC: With Steve Williams, what happened to the money that you raised? Did you end up donating it or did you put it towards the charity?
Dawn: No, I gave it to ‘Doc’. … If you go on our website and if you go to one of the top buttons that says ‘Financial’, you’ll see the actual check with his signature on it where he signed it off. ‘Dr. Death’ Steve Williams did not attack us. No, no. Michael Porter’s people, who I didn’t give pay for rent, wanted to try to get rent money out of me. They told me I would be sorry if I didn’t give them the money. What they did was created all these lies around ‘Dr. Death’s’ campaign. ‘Dr. Death.’ at that time was passed on, so he couldn’t defend me. So, they used something like that, which is very sad and disgusting in my eyes. Using someone that’s passed to get your way.
WrestlingINC: Since then, Brian Heffron (a.k.a The Blue Meanie) has said that Jerry Lynn never received money for back surgery.
Dawn: What happened with Jerry Lynn was we were coming off the smear campaign with Michael Porter and ‘Dr. Death’. Jerry had called me in the summer and I told him, ‘Jerry, I don’t know if we’re going to be able to do anything because we just had a really horrible smear campaign lead against us. But, let me see what I can do to help you.’
So, I called the Cauliflower Alley Club and told them what was going on with Jerry Lynn. Alley Club gave him $2,000. Then, I never was able to do a campaign for Jerry. So, I never did a campaign for Jerry, So, therefore, he never got any money. I was never able to do a campaign because of all the bad press that we were just coming off of.
Meanwhile, I wanted to do a campaign for Jerry and I did one autograph signing. In that autograph signing, I went around and collected autographs because I wanted to do something for Jerry. I collected two or three autographs from everybody that was there. There was maybe ten people there. I got a doll from Axel Rod, an action figure. There was nothing of significant value that was collected and that’s what Brian is talking about. He gave me two or three pictures towards Jerry Lynn and I never did a campaign and hes mad that I never did a campaign.
Then, I took his two or three pictures and I recently told him, over Twitter, I said, ‘Brian, if you have a problem with me, we’ve known each other for years and years and years. Be man enough and call me and talk to me about this. Don’t just go smearing me all over the place. Maybe it’s just misinformation. Maybe you donated me the two or three pictures, but, really, what are our pictures even worth anymore? We’ve all been off TV for so long. $5, maybe, maybe $10. Maybe. [Laughs.] Including myself, I’m not putting him down. I’m including myself with me being off TV for so long. Really, what are they even worth. If you want, I’ll send you your $30 if it makes you feel better. We didn’t even sell the pictures yet, we still have them.
WrestlingINC: Did he respond to you?
Dawn: He said, ‘I needed to give the money to Jerry.’ So, I said, ‘Fine, I’ll mail Jerry Lynn a check for $30.’ I mean, even Jerry Lynn went public and said I was the one that helped him get money from the Cauliflower Alley Club. That he was thankful for the help that I did give him. That he knew I was not able to do a campaign for him.
Karl Lauer even went public and he tweeted that had it not been for me, Jerry Lynn, “Dr. Death’ and Kamala all wouldn’t have gotten money. I was the one that made them aware of what was going on. Karl Lauer is the president of the Cauliflower Alley Club.
WrestlingINC: What do you think of the business today? Has it been making the appropriate steps to helping the guys out later, when their careers are over?
Dawn: They’re not helping them. They’re not helping them. That’s why I get so upset. Here, I’m trying to help them. You know what? Honestly, I understand why Vince doesn’t help anyone. I completely understand because no matter what you do, it’s never enough.
They’re always thinking that you should have done more, you have more and you should give more or whatever. I can only give what I have. Let’s say for example, Vince [McMahon] sends Kamala $5,000. So, let’s just say they send him $5,000. People would say, ‘You’re a multi-billionaire; you only going to send $5,000?’
So, unless Vince sends out money to make everyone financially independent, it’s never going to be enough. He can’t do that with everyone that’s walked through his doors.
WrestlingINC: So, with the stories you’ve seen, what advice can you give to younger wrestlers about how they can better adapt to a life away from the ring when the time comes?
Dawn: We were actually in the middle of working on an educational program. What the program was — let’s say, I’ll use someone as an example, Billy Gunn who has been off TV for a while. Or, let’s use Jerry Lynn, for example. He just announced his retirement because his back is in really bad shape. He says, ‘Dawn, I gotta retire. I need to get my act together and not make money wrestling anymore.’
So, I would find a school for him in an hour radius of his home, like a trade school. I’d ask him what he wants to do. He could say, ‘I want to be an electrician or whatever. Then, I’d find a school within an hour radius of his home that would be willing to donate a fee. Because we’re 501(c)3. So, they could donate the fee in exchange for the press and exchange for a write-off. He would be responsible for his books or anything like that because accountability is important also.
After his two-year program, we’d have a whole program put in place to help him build a resume, look for jobs. he’s have to report in that he went out on interviews. If he didn’t get the job, he’d have to call in and find out what he’s doing wrong to help him with his next interviews. That’s what our program was.
WrestlingINC: Absolutely. I think a lot of wrestling fans go to a lot of these conventions and see a lot of their old favorites broken down and not making anything. I definitely think your charity is a step in the right direction to help those guys out.
Dawn: I really want to keep it open and just work on the programs that I have. We’ll see. I just started a new job, it depends on how much time my new job is going to take from me. There’s a lot of factors at this point. Being a newly-single mom, it’s a lot more burden is on my shoulders. For me to even say it’s worth my time, then being beaten up so bad.
WrestlingINC: Absolutely. To kind of switch topics; are you still following wrestling?
Dawn: No. I started to a couple of weeks ago. I tape it, I have all good intentions of watching it and I tape it. [Laughs.] But, I never do. I’m always stuck watching cartoons with my kids because they kind of dictate the television selections.
I do watch some of it. I did watch some of it. There are some very good young kids coming up. And girls are coming up, they try. I think that girl’s wrestling is very different now then from when I was there. But, who am I to judge? If that’s what they want, then that’s what they’re going to hire.
WrestlingINC: How do you think it’s different than from when you were there?
Dawn: Back when we were there, wrestling was the primary, most important thing that we had to do. When had to show up early to the building to train for an hour or two and then we’d work. I don’t mean that they would show us what we were doing, we would train. We would train and learn to become better athletes and better workers. I don’t know if they’re doing that still, but the matches don’t look like they are.
Back in my day, you were in the business five or six years before Vince even knew your name. now, they’re just hiring models and teaching them how to wrestle,. So, it’s a different mentality. When you’re doing it for five, six or seven years and it’s in your heart. This is what you want to do and this is where you want to be and you’re grateful. It’s a different mentality walking in to that ring than someone who just got a gig. To these models, this is like a gig.
Dawn Marie also discussed losing a TV deal over the Kamala controversy, being hurt over The Blue Meanie’s charges, women she admires today and more.
You can check out the full interview at WrestlingINC.com by clicking here.
Matt Hardy posted the following on Facebook last night:
MY MISSION STATEMENT
My turbulent time in life is done. I will not be negative again. I will not be stained by hate again. I will not use poor judgment again. I will not be hypocritical, and I will always try to be brutally honest with everyone I interact with. Without going into intricate details now, last Thanksgiving I had a vision that led me to believe I have a purpose to serve in this life. Everyday it becomes more of a reality. My body is slowly becoming healthy again.. It’s time for me to utilize it by realizing it’s current maximum potential and by being disciplined in doing so. I can make a difference because of the experiences I’ve learned from my victories and my failures. And I will. I refuse to let ANYONE or ANYTHING detour me from what the future holds for me. This has caused changes in my life and may mean more.. But if God and the bigger plan calls for it, then so be it. If you’ve believed in me throughout my ups and downs, thank you so much for your support. If you believed in me, and then I lost your faith, I understand. I hope you and any non-believers or pessimistic skeptics will follow me in the future. I hope to change your minds. Regardless, I have to do what I know is right-for me, for my loved ones, and my true friends. I’ve been given SO much by SO many people, it’s my turn to give back by helping, sharing, and teaching. I know what I have to do in my lifetime.. My name is Matt Hardy and I’m a small-town boy from Cameron, NC with big-time dreams. I take pride in the truth of my own reality-and that empowers me. It’s now my time and job now to empower you. Godspeed everyone.
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Before I get into the new development that has come out regarding “Wrestler’s Rescue”, let’s recap a brief timeline of events.
- It all started when James “Kamala” Harris came out and accused Dawn Marie’s “Wrestler’s Rescue” of soliciting donations on his behalf and then never paying him. You can see that video HERE.
- Dawn Marie comments that Kamala was indeed sent a check, but that he “opted not to accept” it because it “took too long for him to receive it.
- Dawn Marie’s agent, Michele Mupo, provides their proof in defense of Wrestlers Rescue by providing a copy of the check mailed to Kamala, a copy of the envelope showing the postage date, and a letter from the bank showing that they issued a stop payment request on Kamala’s check. You can see those things HERE.
- Dawn Marie releases a two-part video in defense of Wrestler’s Rescue and explains past claims against the organization such as those with “Dr. Death” Steve Williams and Jerry Lynn.
- Kamala claims Dawn Marie did send him a check, but that when he went to cash it, it was declined due to “insufficient funds.” You can see his statement HERE.
- Dawn Marie posts a bank statement saying that Kamala is lying about the “insufficient funds” and that there was actually money in the account. You can see the bank statement HERE.
So things have been pretty quiet on everything since the middle of last week when all of that stuff happened. That changed today when it was revealed that Vincent DiBenedetto, who is listed on Wrestler Rescue’s website as a member of the Wrestler’s Rescue Media relations team, has been sending secret e-mails without the knowledge of Dawn Marie or Mupo in which he claims that he does not support Wrestlers Rescue any longer and is stepping away from the organization to “cover his ass” in case any immoral practices are uncovered.
Since sending this e-mail, DiBenedetto has continued to defend Wrestlers Rescue publicly on social networking. Behind-the-scenes, however, he has been telling multiple people in the industry of his intentions to step away from the charity. He has also been informing people that him and his fiance have pulled their own $302 donation back from Wrestlers Rescue and were going to send it to Kamala directly. At this point, we do not know if he actually sent it to Kamala or not.
Below is a copy of an e-mail that we received that DiBenedetto sent to a wrestling personality. Here is the screenshot:
A tweet was sent out by us to both Dawn Marie and Michele Mupo to give them an opportunity to provide comment on this story prior to it being posted. Thus far, neither have responded. A phone call was also placed directly to Mupo as well, but she did not answer.
We’ll post more information as we receive it.
When news first broke about a week ago about Kamala stating that we was never paid by Dawn Marie’s “Wrestlers Rescue”, much has taken place since then. One poignant moment came when The Blue Meanie took to Twitter to claim that Dawn Marie also offered money to Jerry Lynn to put towards his back surgery.
Since then, Marie has been stating that she could not help Lynn because people were not donating or purchasing any auctioned items because of a “smear campaign” that was taking place against Wrestler’s Rescue over the help that was supposedly never given to former referee Michael Porter. Meanie has stayed on the offensive; essentially pouring it on to try to find answers for his friend, Jerry Lynn.
Meanie and Dawn Marie finally exchanged comments this morning on Twitter. It started when Dawn tweeted:
“why dont you stop playing on everyones words and be a MAN and call me if you have a problem with me. Talked with Jerry. He is going 2 do an interview with Mike Johnson 2 tell the truth. Maybe U should call him again.”
“All I did was state an opinion and instead of explaining your side you and Mupo decided to get juvenile with kids stuff like saying I’m a nobody because I don’t have as man twitter followers. I’m as immature as the next guy but that was straight out daycare. I never had a problem with you but I had my reservation when people starting talking about you and how you were scamming people. I gave you benefit of the doubt. But when I experienced it first hand with my donations for Jerry never being used to raise money for him the red flags went up. I really didn’t want to donate but I did it for Jerry Lynn who is a guy I love and respect so this isn’t about being a man dawn. This about me feeling like I need a shower for being used. A lot of people donated just because it was Jerry Lynn. Nothing more. Nothing less. When Jerry Lynn told me he wasn’t paid by YOU, I lost respect for you. But shame ob me for taking you at your word that my contribution would go towards something and someone meaningful. You still going to use our contributuins towards something other than what it was intended for. You condemn michael porter for a
#SmearCampaign but Vinny said on MY FB that he was the one who hurt Wrestlers Rescue. I’m just really, really dissapointed in the whole situation because I now have to think twice when someone asks me to help someone. So don’t call my manhood into question for saying when I see an injustice being perpetrated. I was man enough to say it in public what a lot of people have said privately. I talked to jerry at 8pm tonight.”
We are in the process of reaching out to Jerry Lynn to find out the truth here. If we are successful, we will post it.
Brian Heffron (The Blue Meanie) has taken to his Facebook page to shine some more light on the recent allegations against “Wrestler’s Rescue”. Heffron brought up Jerry Lynn on the same day that reports came out that Wrestlers Rescue never sent money to Kamala.
According to Dawn, Kamala was indeed sent money, but Kamala returned it “because it took too long” for him to receive it. Heffron claimed that he, and other wrestlers, donated stuff to Wrestlers Rescue that was supposed to go towards Jerry Lynn’s back surgery. Unfortunately, according to Heffron via Lynn, Lynn never saw a cent of it. Here’s what Heffron stated on Facebook:
“I just off the phone with Jerry Lynn @ 7:50 and he said the besides Cauliflower Alley Club that indy promotions in Denver, Amarillo and Tennessee donated money to help him with his bills. Not ONE dime came from Wrestlers Rescue. The Only thing Wrestlers Rescue gave him was a phone # to call Karl Lauer at C.A.C. He was also told by her that she couldn’t collect $ for him because of the #SmearCampaign that Vinny the Guido rallied against her. Yet she STILL collected items. Not once did Michael Porter’s name come out of her mouth to Jerry as far as the #SmearCampaign . So yea. Everything I said was confirmed. Wrestlers Rescue donated not one dime to Jerry Lynn yet collected for him anyway.”
What Meanie is saying – Jerry Lynn confirmed to him that Wrestlers Rescue never gave him anything, but still collected donations and items to be auctioned off on his behalf. Those profits were never given to Lynn to help with his back surgery.
Just a few hours ago on Twitter, Dawn Marie commented on Jerry Lynn’s situation. Her tweet hints at a different story than Heffron’s. Her tweet:
“Spoke with Jerry Lynn last night. He will be setting the record straight this week.”
So both parties say they’ve spoken with Jerry Lynn and both parties are claiming a different story from Lynn.
We’ll have more on this as it develops.
Former ECW Star Brian Heffron, AKA The Blue Meanie, retweeted our story that showed the alleged proof from Dawn Marie’s agent, Michele Mupo, on behalf of Wrestlers Rescue that money was indeed sent to Kamala but rejected. As we reported this morning, Heffron spoke out against Wrestlers Rescue and mentioned that they were supposed to help pay some money towards Jerry Lynn’s back surgery but never did so.
When he retweeted the story, he tweeted “Wrestlers Rescue’s explanation leaves more questions than answers” along with the link. He then tweeted the following in consecutive tweets:
“To ME the handwriting on Kamala’s check looks like his “handwriting” on the “return envelope”. If he sent it back while put a stop payment on it? Rip it up! Stop payment’s on checks cost at least $35. Why spend $35 that to stop a check in that’s in your hand?”
“My friend and tag partner Nova, who RUNS a bank just told me this: ‘As someone who RUNS BANKS I can say I’ve never seen a voided check like that after a stop is issued , the check is dead and can’t be reversed. None of this makes sense. The guy with no legs turns away money because IT DIDNT GET THERE QUICK ENOUGH? I have an easier time believing that me and meanie are gonna get our ECW PPV checks soon!’”
He also retweeted a few messages from @BoSoxFan73 of the proof put forth by Mupo:
“If the post office could not get him to sign for the certified letter after 3 attempts, USPS would have returned it to sender. Also, she did not obscure Kamala’s address on the envelope. She’s so worried about her privacy but NOT his? When a customer signs for a package/certified letter, the USPS keeps the orange delivery slip, NOT the customer. Looking at the orange delivery slip & envelope, that only shows something was mailed to Kamala, NOT that he returned it. I need to correct an error, the slip is for a letter from Kamala to Dawn Marie not vice versa. However, I still stand by my earlier statement that USPS would keep the delivery slip after the letter was signed for.”
Wrestler’s Rescue, a charitable organization founded by Dawn Marie Psaltis in 2008 to raise money to support the health care needs of retired professional wrestlers, is one again subject of scandal with rumors of embezzlement of funds by the former WWE Diva.
After former WWE Superstar “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala (real name James Harris) released a video message Tuesday condemning Psaltis and Dan Mirade of Boston-based independent wrestling promotion Millenium Wrestling Federation for raising money on his behalf that he has yet to receive, another embezzlement allegation was levied towards the retired women’s wrestler by one of her former colleagues.
Brian Heffron, who worked alongside Psaltis in Extreme Championship Wrestling as Blue Meanie, noted Wednesday on Twitter that two years ago, she launched a similar campaign fund meant to assist fellow alumnus Jerry Lynn with back surgery costs and was asked to donate an item for her to auction. Heffron, however, says Lynn was unaware of the campaign fund and noted that he never received money from Psaltis.
After posting a link to Harris’ video message, Heffron wrote, “I always had a feeling “Wrestler’s Rescue” was a scam since they aren’t a registered charity AND wrestler’s who they’ve collected for never got a dime that was supposed to get to them. “2 years ago I was asked to donate an item for auction for Jerry Lynn’s back surgery. He told me he didn’t know about and didn’t get a A DIME.”
He continues, “I always heard rumors “Wrestler’s Rescue” ripped off MY IDOL Steve Williams. Then I heard straight from Jerry Lynn he never received a penny. I never really thought of speaking out until I saw the video Kamala made. It’s a shame to collect money off off false pretenses.”
In June, Psaltis set up the “Kamala Campaign Fund” and said that money generated from the fund through auctions on their official website, WrestlersRescue.org (currently suspended by its hosting company), would assist Harris with “medical care, basic living costs and a myriad of other expenses as he transitions into a more handicapped-accessible world.” After claiming in the video that he has received nothing from Wrestler’s Rescue or Dawn Marie, Harris tells her to take any money she may have raised on his behalf “to Massachusetts and ram it up Dan Mirade’s ass.” He also wants Mirade to take any money he may have raised on his behalf “to New Jersey and ram it up Dawn Marie’s ass.”