Matt Cappotelli Bio, Biography
Matthew Lee Cappotelli was born on 12 November 1979 and died on 29 June 2018. He was an American professional wrestler. After co-winning Tough Enough III with John Hennigan, he worked in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), the primary developmental center for WWE. He ended his career o 4 April 2007 due to a malignant brain tumor.
|Birth name||Matthew Lee Cappotelli|
Matt Cappotelli Born | Age
|He was born 12 November 1979 (age 38 years), Caledonia, New York, United States|
Matt Cappotelli Died
|He died on June 29, 2018 (aged 38)|
Matt Cappotelli Cause of death
|Residence||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|College||Western Michigan University|
Matt Cappotelli Wife | Spouse(s)
|He was married to Lindsay Seeders (m. 2006)|
Matt Cappotelli Professional wrestling career
|Ring name(s)||Matt Cappotelli
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|Billed from||Rochester, New York|
|Trained by||Al Snow
|Debut||January 27, 2003|
|Retired||April 4, 2007|
Matt Cappotelli Education, Wife (Marriage) / Personal Life
Cappotelli went college at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he was also a member of the football team.
Cappotelli married Lindsay Seeders in March 2006. They have been residing in Louisville, Kentucky. He was close friends with the professional wrestler and Western Michigan alumnus, Colt Cabana. His cousin is Big Brother winner Lisa Donahue
Matt Cappotelli World Wrestling Entertainment
Cappotelli, alongside John Hennigan, won a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) contract by winning Tough Enough III. During the show, Hardcore Holly stiffed him during a match in training leaving him bleeding.
In the wake of winning, he showed up on WWE shows: on Monday Night Raw, a match against Hennigan ended with Christopher Nowinski meddling and Tommy Dreamer attacking everybody. On Sunday Night Heat Cappotelli and Hennigan went up against Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak, at Vengeance Cappotelli competed in The APA Invitational Bar Room Brawl Which Bradshaw won, and on February 28, 2004, Hennigan and Cappotelli were defeated by Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin in a match on WWE Velocity.
Matt Cappotelli Brain Tumor, Cancer
On February 8, 2006, he announced that he had previously been diagnosed with a grade 2/3 astrocytoma (a type of cancer of the brain) and surrendered the title to OVW owner Danny Davis at a television taping in Louisville, Kentucky. Cappotelli announced to OVW wrestlers and fans on 4 April 2007 that he would undergo surgery for brain cancer in Boston on 1 May 2007. WWE’s official website later reported that the operation was a success and that the majority of the brain tumor was removed.
Matt Cappotelli Death and Cause
In July 2017, Cappotelli announced that he was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma multiforme (A malignant tumour affecting the brain or spine). In May 2018, Cappotelli’s wife announced that, after consultations with his neuro-oncologist, Cappotelli would cease taking medication for the tumor. Cappotelli died on June 29, 2018.
Matt Cappotelli Net Worth
The standard earnings of a professional wrestlers as of 2018 is between $ 500,000 – $ 1 Million USD. There are others who may make more than $ 1 Million USD. From these estimates Van Vader Net Worth was definately above the $ 500,000 mark.
Condolence Messages on Twitter
One of the most genuine, kind people I’ve met in wrestling and life has passed away. Very sad… RIP Matt Cappotelli.
— Jillian Hall (@Jillianhall1) June 29, 2018
Blessed to know Matt Cappotelli
since his wrestling journey began
He was more Hardcore & Tougher Enough than any person I've ever known
Glad to have reconnected w/him
He never stopped fighting or questioned his faith
Great human being pic.twitter.com/zspqy1AJPz
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) June 29, 2018
I'm heart broken with the news of the passing of Matt Cappotelli. He is an inspiring young man that touched so many with his smile, his heart, and his faith. My love and prayers go out to Matts wife Lindsay and the family. #TeamCapp #RIPMAtt pic.twitter.com/GpZlWSfZiJ
— Bill DeMott (@BillDeMott) June 29, 2018
Very saddened to hear that Matt Cappotelli passed away. I had the privilege of working with and getting to know Matt during my time in OVW. If everyone strived to be even half the human being Matt was the world would be a wonderful wonderful place. #RIP
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) June 29, 2018
Damn it damn it damn it. You suck cancer. Augh. Rest In Peace Matt Cappotelli 💔 You are the true definition of a warrior. The strength and dignity with which you fought your battle will forever be admired. God bless you and your family.
— Lauren/Angelina Love (@ActualALove) June 29, 2018
- A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family, Glob Intel