Ohio Valley Wrestling trainer and former WWE Tough Enough winner Matt Cappotelli is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his brain.
OVW broke the news of his surgery earlier this week saying, “We’re asking our wresting family to say a prayer for Matt Cappotelli today. Many remember Matt won WWE tough enough and then had to retire from the ring due to a brain tumor. For the last three years he’s been coaching our beginners class at OVW and helping other athletes achieve their dreams. But today 10 years after his first surgery Matt’s tumor has returned and he’s back in surgery fighting again. #teammatt He’s our champion!”
Matt is now recovering from surgery and has updated his status via Facebook, “To give everyone the best update I can, here we go. The doctors said my surgery was very successful and they were able to accomplish exactly what they set out to do. From start to finish the surgery took between 9 and 10 hours. I can’t tell you how much respect and love I have for the staff at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, you are all truly amazing people. As I stated before, there is still an inoperable portion of tumor in my brain stem that will have to be dealt with at a later time. The game plan for now is for me to get as healthy and rested as possible and wait on the pathology results to come back. Once we have the pathology report in a few weeks, we will know what type of tumor we’re dealing with and how to attack the portion in my brain stem with the most effective treatment protocol. The fight will continue, this is just the next step . Thanks for all of your prayers, messages,and kind words, I LOVE YOU ALL”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt as he battles this horrible illness.