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WWE DONATING OVER $1 MILLION TOWARDS CTE DISEASE RESEARCH

By Mike Johnson on 2013-05-17 08:51:24
USA Today reported today that over the next several years, WWE will donate $1.2 million to Chris Nowinski's Sports Legacy Institute.

The donation will be used towards further researching way to determine the existence of CTE, the degenerative brain disease that has been traced to head and brain trauma in athletics while those suffering from it are alive. Currently, the only way to prove it's existence is a post-mortem examination of the brain. The research will also seek out potential treatments.

Triple H was interviewed in the article, noting the issue was, "...such a huge concern for everybody right now in sports and in the military. As we learn more and more about concussions and what can become of it, I think it's a problem for everybody."

Triple H also noted that the company has worked to eliminate concussions and that they were down to 11 concussions in 2012, as opposed to 2011, where there were 25. He also noted that the company has eliminated all steel chairs to the head and that they have changed their training methods in developmental to prevent potential damage to the head.

Dolph Ziggler's recent concussion was noted as an accident where Ziggler was supposed to be kicked in the chest but "someone zigged when they should have zagged", leading to Ziggler getting kicked under the chin.

A number of athletes who have committed suicide have been discovered to have suffered from the disease. SLI investigations have claimed that Chris Benoit likely suffered from the disease when he murdered his wife and son and later killed himself.

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