Hello, everyone. As always I would like to thank all of you for spending some time with me today.
When we talk about someone making wrestling history, it is usually referred to a wrestler or promoter. This is not in any part of the discussion in this article.
Over the many years of pro wrestling we have seen a lot of guys come and go. Does anyone ever wonder what happened to them after they retire? If you ask around in the business, you will not be given a happy story.
Most grapplers after they retire must endure a lifetime of aches and pains. It is a sad but true fact in the world of wrestling. This is greatly attributed due to the lack of a health care system for the sport.
Legendary performers like the Iron Sheik and many others are unable to afford the needed care to get better. It has become growing problem in wrestling with no hope in sight.
That may all come to an end soon though, thanks to the help of former WWE diva Dawn Marie. She has spent the last few years fighting for the aid of our retired warriors.
In fact, she is on the verge of putting together for the first time ever, an affordable health care plan for past and present grapplers. It is a project that is near and dear to her heart.
This all started when she formed "Wrestlers Rescue" last September. It’s a foundation that started of as a charity drive for retired grapplers. They would often raise the funds through charity auction.
Wrestlers from the WWE, TNA, and former grapplers have all donated memorabilia to the cause. The auctions have gone so well that they are near the goals they set out for.
With this new insurance plan, they will not only be able to cover themselves, they will also be able to cover their families. It’s a plan that has been needed in wrestling a long time.
Dawn Marie could have this done with in the next few months. She is just ironing out the wrinkles right now. This can change the lives of the past, present, and future wrestlers.
As it stands now, her new health insurance plan will cover anyone who has, or had a WWF/WWE, TNA, WCW, and ECW contract. She is also working on getting some kind of plan together for Indy workers.
This could possibly be one of the greatest contributions to the world of professional wrestling. While she may have not earned herself a spot in the HOF for her wrestling, she has certainly gone above and beyond to make it better.
I wish her nothing but the best of luck.
As always, have a safe day and God bless.
(info and quotes from wrestlerescue and 411mania)