It’s a sad day in the wrestling world as we learn of the passing of Matt Cappotelli.
Matt was the co-winner of Tough Enough 3 along with John Hennigan (FKA John Morrison) back in 2003. Cappotelli had some TV time in WWE, as well as a longer stint and a championship reign in Ohio Valley Wrestling. Unfortunately, his wrestling career was short-lived, once it was discovered he had a brain tumor. Cappotelli’s OVW championship was surrendered in February of 2006 and he underwent surgery to remove 90% of the brain tumor in 2007. In a heartbreaking turn of events, the brain tumor returned 10 years later in 2017, this time in a larger, more aggressive form.
Matt’s loving wife of 12 years, Lindsay, announced his passing in a Facebook group that was dedicated to Matt and his fight:
“Hey Team Capp…I’ve been struggling with what to say and how to say this, and I’ll probably end up rambling, but here goes. Today my love-my strong, sweet, beautiful love-took his last breath at 3:30 a.m. and went Home to be with Jesus…exactly one year after his brain surgery. You think you can be prepared for this when you know it’s coming, but you just can’t. The only person who’s comfort I want right now is the one who can’t give it to me. I miss him so much. I know where he is now is so much better, but it doesn’t change how much I miss him.”
Matt Cappotelli was just 38 years old. Rest in peace.