Scams exist all over and you always have to be careful about any organization raising money for a cause. Dawn Marie found herself in a very tough situation and that caused her to cut all ties from pro wrestling.

The charity “Wrestler’s Rescue” was set up to raise money for former stars. That charity turned out to not be legit at all, and Dawn Marie was roped into supporting them. This was a mistake that caused her to divorce herself from the pro wrestling world. She opened up to D-Von Dudley’s Table Talk about the troubling experience.

“I hung it up when the whole controversy, I thought I’ve had enough of you people, when that whole controversy happened with Wrestler’s Rescue. It was all lies. I put out so much proof that every single thing was a lie.  Everything. I had all this proof. No one wanted to hear it. All they wanted to hear was bad stuff and people believed it.”

I was like, ‘You know what? I don’t have to be hurt by this business anymore. Why am I here?’ I was like, ‘I can’t do it anymore. That’s it. I’m done. I’m washing my hands.’ It was just consuming. I was so hurt that people, or should I say, the fans, actually believed it. I was like, ‘You know what?  I’m not putting myself there anymore. I’m done.’”

“I spent more money on that foundation than I ever made on that foundation for people. Not only that, my whole purpose of creating that organization, because after I was fired and I had my lawsuit with Vince, I just wanted to make lemonade from lemons. It was my way of trying to change a business in a positive way. Isn’t that what we were always taught in the business? You want to retire knowing you changed the business in a positive way.”

“Well, my career was cut short, so I wasn’t able to really do it too much in the ring. That was my way of staying true to my promise to like Snuka, and everyone that ever passed down this business to me and took the time to teach me. When it was dirtied up so bad, I was like, ‘I’m out. This business has hurt me for the last time and I don’t have to anymore. I don’t have to. I just divorced it.”   

In 2012, the late Kamala posted a video calling Dawn Marie out for raising money for this cause. You can find that video below. She was allegedly raising money for him that he never saw. This controversy sparked the reason for her leaving the business entirely.

Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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