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The Death of Ashley Massaro that occured over the weekend is an apparent case of suicide. she accused her former employer, The WWE of neglect and failure to protect its employees from repeated head trauma and concussions that eventually developed in long-term brain damage.
The Blast reported that Ashley had suffered bouts of depression, and multiple injuries on “routine repetitive blows” she suffered to the head while wrestling for the WWE.
Prior to her demise Massaro was a part of a class action lawsuit against the WWE, where wrestlers numbering about 60 accused the wrestling juggernaut of failing to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the lives of Wrestlers.
Massaro had said throughout her wrestling career with WWE which spanned for close to three years between 2005 – 2008, she “sustained multiple concussions and did not receive appropriate treatment for my injuries.”
She also said she suffered a “hairline fracture in my spine and sustained numerous back injuries,” and was “ultimately diagnosed with herniated discs in C4 and C5 of my vertebrae.”
In a glowing tribute, some close friends of the deceased eulogized their departed colleague, notable among them is Shelly Martinez and also a fellow wrestler who went with the stage name Ariel said in a statement,
“My best friend from the wrestling business died from suicide two days after responding to 300+ fan letters. She was the happiest I have seen her in years, so stoked that people still cared about her 11 years after her career was over. There are no signs. It comes without warning. If you are going through the worst shit in your life, just know that you are not alone. PLEASE seek help.”
Not left out is Trish Stratus who sent out a message of condolence, writing, “My heart hurts so much with this news. I remember being off with an injury and watching this beautiful, charismatic, athletic girl crowned Diva Search winner.”
Torrie Wilson also tweeted, “I can’t even begin to explain how devastated I am to hear about [Ashley Massaro] – legit one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. When we fall into a dark place it can seem like it will never change but if you are there PLEASE keep hope & reach out for help.”
After the date of their former star, the WWE released a statement:
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world.”
“WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.”
Before her suicide, Massaro had been pursuing a return to the ring but this time with an independent company rather than the WWE.
As earlier reported, the 39-year-old was found unresponsive at her home Thursday morning in Smithtown, New York, CPR was administered on the way to the hospital, she was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Massaro worked at a local radio station at the time of the unfortunate incidence.