Days after the death of famous wrestler Chyna, new reports have just confirmed that Nigerian-American doctor Bennet Ifekandu Omalu has shown interest in examining her brain.
According to The Shade Room, doctors are interested in studying her brain for CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathyas) as WWE wrestlers are suspected of being at risk of suffering brain injury like American footballers.
Recall that Omalu was the man who first discovered CTE after he conducted autopsy on former NFL player Mike Webster. Omalu struggled to get NFL executives to recognise this disease, but they fought him and denied it. Last December, Concussion, the true life story of Omalu’s battles starring Will Smith hit the cinemas, with hopes that it would draw attention to the link between the football head injuries and early onset of dementia that could lead to death, and more importantly, how this has continued to be a bone of contention within the NFL.
Now, Chyna’s longtime friend and manager, Anthony Anzaldo, has revealed plans to donate the late wrestler’s brain to Omalu’s studies.
“We want to donate her brain,” he said. “We want to know what made Chyna tick.”
The manager had previously been contacted by The News on if he is interested in joining a brain injury lawsuit against the WWE, but Anzaldo says he is only interested in understanding the science being what made the wrestler thick.
“When she died, they called me again and asked, ‘Can we have her brain,’” Anzaldo said. “My hope is that we can do it. I’m in the process of getting the permission to speak on behalf of family to tell the coroner it’s okay to release it.”
Source: The Shade Room
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