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*BREAKING* Former Tough Enough Winner Matt Cappotelli Passes Away

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In some heartbreaking news to report this evening, former WWE Tough Enough winner Matt Cappotelli has passed away today at the age of 38 which was announced by his wife on Facebook:

“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.”

It’s no secret that Cappotelli has suffered from health issues after he was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, last July. Matt had previously beaten grade 2/3 astrocytoma, another form of brain cancer, when he had a tumor removed that forced him to retire from the ring back in April 2007. Recently, Matt’s wife, Lindsay, had spoken out about his struggles and declining health back in May with a very heartwrenching blog post that indicated he didn’t have much time left as he could no longer eat on his own:

“Here’s where we’re at right now: Matt finished his radiation treatments last week. Did they help? I don’t know. He’s sleeping a lot more. Having trouble chewing and swallowing. Not eating much. Not talking much, at least not in full sentences. It’s just been a slow, steady decline for the last few months. I think it was really too late for radiation….But who knows, maybe it is delaying things.

I don’t know how much longer we have left, so I’m just loving him and kissing him and encouraging him with my words(I hope) and reading the bible to him at night….making sure he knows that I’ll be okay. And I am okay…right now. I’m okay right now, because I still have his hand to hold. I’m okay right now, because I say “I love you”, and I get to hear him whisper, “I love you, too.” I’m okay right now, because I still get to fall asleep with him by my side and wake up in the morning with my arm around him. I’m okay right now, because I get to look into his beautiful eyes and see his smile and kiss his face every day. I’m okay right now, because he’s still here with me. But when he’s not…you might as well just rip out my heart right out of my chest. I try to imagine life without him…I try to prepare myself for that outcome…but I just can’t really know what it will feel like. Life without him seems unimagineable.”

The Chairshot would like to send its deepest condolences to all of Matt’s family and friends during this time. Below are some reactions from wrestling personalities who were touched by Matt’s life:

 

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WWE News: Updated Card For Sunday’s Survivor Series

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A look at the updated Survivor Series card!

Now that this week’s episodes of RAW and SmackDown Live are in our rear view, the focus for the main roster turns to Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.





Most all of the remaining spots for either brand’s teams had been filled by the time we hit tonight’s SmackDown Live. All except for which teams will represent the blue brand in the 10-Team Elimination Match. While we would learn those final participants, there were also some major changes to other matches after Becky Lynch selected Charlotte Flair as her replacement and Daniel Bryan defeated AJ Styles to become the new WWE Champion (see Mitchell’s SmackDown Live Report here).

Here’s the latest card for Survivor Series, airing live on the WWE Network this Sunday at 7PM EST with the Kickoff beginning at 5PM:

Champion vs. Champion
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan

Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team RAW
Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Bobby Lashley w/Baron Corbin
vs.
Team SmackDown Live
The Miz, Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy

RAW vs. SmackDown Live
RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team RAW
Nia Jax, Tamina, Mickie James, Natalya, Ruby Riott w/Alexa Bliss
vs.
Team SmackDown Live
Asuka, Naomi, Carmella, Sonya Deville & TBA

Champion vs. Champion
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura

Champions vs. Champions
RAW Tag Team Champions AOP w/Drake Maverick
vs.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar w/Big Show

Cruiserweight Championship
(C) Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali

Kickoff – 10 Team Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team RAW
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, The B-Team, The Revival, The Ascension, Lucha House Party
vs.

Team SmackDown Live
The Usos, The New Day, The Colons, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, SAnitY





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WWE News: New WWE Champion Crowned Tonight On SmackDown Live

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The WWE Championship changed hands tonight on SmackDown Live!

Following the announcement that Becky Lynch is officially out of Sunday’s Survivor Series (see that here), WWE Champion AJ Styles made his way to the ring on SmackDown Live to address his upcoming match against Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.





‘The Phenomenal One’ spoke about coming up short against Lesnar last year and how he has prepared this time around, leading to an unwelcome interruption from Brock’s advocate, Paul Heyman. Paul would antagonize Styles and claim that AJ barely got by Daniel Bryan. This would bring Bryan out to the ring and eventually, the tensions turned away from Heyman, boiling instead between the champion and Daniel.

The two couldn’t contain their tempers and a brawl broke out that was a struggle for officials to break apart, even spilling over into Commissioner Shane McMahon’s office backstage. With so much chaos going on, Shane finally decided the two would meet again tonight with the title on the line, Daniel giving up his spot on Team SmackDown in the process.

Just as we saw two weeks back on SmackDown Live, Styles and Bryan again left it all out in the ring with another epic confrontation. However, this time we got a different result as neither man was able to get a tap out win. As Styles set up for the Phenomenal Forearm, Bryan would duck, causing the official to get bumped instead. Daniel would then shockingly use a low blow followed by a running knee to win the championship. After the match, he would show his true colors and viciously assault Styles. Additionally, that means Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will now face Bryan this Sunday at Survivor Series.





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