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

Former WWE and reality TV star Matt Cappotelli after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 38 years old.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 and John Hennigan (known professionally as Johnny Nitro) were the winners. 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. Ten years later, the tumor returned, and he had a second surgery in June 2017.In December 2017, doctors determined that the remaining tumor was inoperable, as it was located close to his brain stem.His wife, Lindsey Cappotelli. announced his passing in a Facebook group dedicated to him.“Hey Team Capp…I’ve been ...

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