WWE donates $1.2 million to the Sports Legacy Institute

USA Today is featuring an article about WWE donating $1.2 million to the Sports Legacy Institute to further research on developing proper treatment for CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). Former WWE star Christopher Nowinski co-founded the non-profit Sports Legacy Institute and is quoted in the interview about his own battle with concussions after taking a kick to the head from current TNA wrestler Bully Ray (aka Bubba Ray Dudley).

“It wasn’t his fault. I was too close. And unfortunately I lied about my symptoms for five weeks and kept going. … I had a headache and was nauseous every time I got my heart rate up, but I fought through it as best I could.”

Paul “Triple H” Levesque is also quoted in the article about WWE banning the use of steel chairs to the head in recent years.

“We still hit people with metal chairs, just not in the head anymore. We took out the things that … caused the most concussions and the most head impacts.”

To check out the full article, click here.