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WWE ECW Diva Dawn Marie to Hold Benefit for Retired Pro Wrestlers

bob mantzSenior Writer INovember 24, 2016

I graduated with Wrestling Diva Dawn Marie Psaltis in 1989.  Even though back then she was simply Dawn Psaltis, she's gone on to do some very nice things professionally!

One of them is a benefit called Wrestler's Rescue on September 15, 2008 in New Jersey. 

We've heard of the plight of ex NFL players, etc.  Can you imagine how bad off some of the ex-wrestlers are?  Wrestler's Rescue is a fund raiser with a list of guests my arm long including Captain Lou Albano, Traci Bingham, Superfly Snuka, Greg "the Hammer" Valentine, and my boy Mick Foley, plus tons more (see the website for details).

The whole reason for the event is to help "raise monies to support the health care needs of Retired Professional Wrestlers."  I received this email from my bodyguard, Agahzi (who works for NFL Sirius and Sirius' Tony Stewart show) this morning:


"Former WWE Diva Dawn Marie has put together a benefit called Wrestlers Rescue.  She is drawing some much needed attention to the fact that pro wrestlers do not get health insurance. 

"A lot of guys are in a really bad way right now and something needs to be done.  These guys literally end up killing themselves.  Please check this out.  We will be broadcasting a show live from the benefit on  

"We hope to have a lot of the wrestlers in attendance on our show.  I encourage you all to come down.  It's a good cause and I'm sure you will have a good time. 
Thanks for taking the time to read this.   The site is"

So, if you enjoy today's Wrestling, please take a look at the site and think about attending.  There is a full list of expected attendees on the site.


Bob Mantz can be reached at


Wrestlers Rescue Mission Statement

Wrestlers Rescue’s mission is to create awareness and to help raise monies to support the health care needs of Retired Professional Wrestlers due to a career choice in wrestling.

Wrestlers rescue will be focusing on three stages of growth.

  • 1st stage is to create awareness of the need and to raise funds.
  • 2nd stage is to put in place a financial advisory for the active wrestling community to call on for advice on how to plan for their future. Including retirement, pension, college funds, family needs etc.
  • 3rd stage is to set in place a Health care program that can be bought into at a group rate so that the community can afford care for themselves and their families.

We are dedicated to improving the lives of the professional and their families. By educating the person on how to expand their opportunities and how to reach their full potential in life.


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