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Paul Orndorff’s son says his father’s dementia is a result of CTE, urges fans to share his video to raise awareness

As noted on Monday, WWE Hall Of Famer Paul Orndorff’s health has declined. His son Troy confirmed on social media that his father has dementia and he is urging fans to share the video of his father because he wants to get the word out about the effects of CTE.

CTE cannot be diagnosed until after a person is deceased but Troy believes that his father’s condition is a result of the blows he took when he was a professional wrestler.

Travis said on Instagram: “This is real! Keep him in your prayers. Please share this video. CTE is real. This is the reality for many of our childhood heroes. Thank you for the amazing support and messages. They will get shared with my father on my next visit.”

In another post, Travis said that the recent video was the first time he has seen his father in a year because of COVID restrictions.

“After getting vaccinated, got to see my dad for the first time in a year. Still did not remember me but he’s not in bad spirits. Don’t kid yourself…concussion syndrome is real!!!! Haircut and shave coming next week.”

In 2016, the WWE Hall Of Famer was part of a class action lawsuit against WWE that alleged that wreslters suffered “long term neurological injuries” and that WWE “routinely failed to care” for and they “fraudelently misrepresented and concealed” the nature of the injuries.

The lawsuit was dismissed in 2018 by US District Judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant. The judge stated that the case was dismissed because some of the claims listed were frivolous and other claims were filed after the statute of limitations expired.

 

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