The co-winner of the wrestling reality series "Tough Enough" fought cancer.
Former WWE star Matt Cappotelli, winner of the wrestling reality series Tough Enough died Friday after suffering from cancer, announced his wife. He was 38 years old.
Lindsay Cappotelli wrote in a Facebook group dedicated to her husband's support: "Today my love – my strong, sweet, beautiful love ̵
The WWE also published the news of Matt Cappotelli's death and called it" a Promising Superstar " in a Tweet . Matt Cappotelli was one of the co-winners of the third season of the WWE wrestling competition series Tough Enough . Matt Cappotelli shared his 2003 win with John Hennigan, later known as John Morrison, WWE said in an article on its website about Matt Cappotelli's death.
Before appearing in the TV contest, Matt Cappotelli was in Western Michigan. After Tough Enough victory, Matt Cappotelli began training to become a future WWE superstar, but his work became 2006 canceled due to a brain tumor diagnosis. Matt Cappotelli was treated a year later, but the cancer returned in 2017 and worsened this year, WWE wrote.
Despite the fight against the disease, Matt Cappotelli tried to have a positive outlook and shared that with WWE 2017.
"Life is the most precious gift we get," Matt Cappotelli told WWE this year .com. "If I can inspire others not to give up the life they have blessed, I will try to spread that – hope."
He underwent emergency surgery in June 2017 to treat the cancer after doctors discovered that the disease had returned 10 years after recovery, Matt Cappotelli told WWE.com last year and then worked as a trainer at Ohio Valley Wrestling in Lexington, Kentucky.
He was prepared to fight the disease  "I'm always ready to defeat it – there are two mentalities: Either you turn around and let it do what it will do or you get up and That was never a question for me, I'll do it, fight against it, "said Matt Cappotelli to WWE.com.
But this time it came back in a more aggressive form, he explained.
"It's a completely different animal," he said. "For the first time, the cancer was a very slow-growing grade 2 tumor. This time it came back in a more aggressive and deadly form, a grade 4 glioblastoma that is not very pleasing to investigate."
Read Lindsay Cappotelli's Facebook post below.
And as Matt Cappotelli wins in the following video Tough Enough III