WWE Hall Of Famer To Donate Brain For CTE Research

Concussion and head trauma has been a hot topic in sports and entertainment recently. Just weeks ago we saw the untimely retirement of fan favorite Daniel Bryan due to concussions. At least one wrestler has vowed to do something about it.


WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash has pledged to donate his brain to help research chronic traumatic encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE.

"Chris Nowinski started the program, and I've had several concussions throughout my life and had scans done and stuff and knew that somewhere down the line, I've already had short-term memory problems," Nash told ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein. "I decided to go ahead. The only way you can diagnose this is after you're dead."

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Nowinski's own professional wrestling career was ended well over a decade ago due to concussions, which he's said he still deals with to this day.

Nowinski issued the following statement to Rothstein:


"It's so powerful when icons like Kevin Nash are willing to pledge their brain for research and talk about it publicly. Brain donation is really driving our growing knowledge of CTE and the long-term effects of brain trauma. And so I'm hoping that we solve this problem before Kevin's time comes, but Kevin announcing this means that other families are aware that this research is important and that if they lose somebody, they may think of the concussion Legacy Foundation."

Source: ESPN