Virgil is reaching out to his fans for a helping hand. The former WWE superstar recently revealed that he is suffering from dementia after having multiple strokes. On top of that, Virgil is also suffering from stage 2 colon cancer.

A fundraiser was set up to help raise money for the former Soul Train Jones’ medical bills. Thus far, Virgil has raised over $6,000 towards the cause. A former WWE superstar known for his major generosity appears to be among those who chipped in.

Virgil shared the fundraiser on his Twitter account. The description discusses what the money will go towards. Virgil noted that he has not received any help from WWE.

“I have two tests one in March 17th and March 25th. As I have posted, I have had mri and others procedure. I have spent close to $5721 on these the next two comes close to $3400. I would be more than glad to sign, do a cameo video and much more. I receive NO help from WWE who, based on all the chairshots, blows caused this. To those that have helped I am truly thankful and blessed.


So you understand my situation better I get $862 a month social security, a friend allows me to stay for $200 at a place he has. With Food and utilities and doctor visits pretty much puts me in hole. I have had to do few signings to help but been hard. This is Not a Gimmick nor a stunt, this is real and it is hard to have to ask for help.”

Virgil is looking to raise $20,000 with the fundraiser. Today, a donor going by “Chris Jericho” donated $1,500 to the cause. It has not been verified that this was actually Chris Jericho, but the dollar amount and Y2J’s history of generously helping wrestlers in need makes it very likely. A good many others made smaller contributions, ranging from $5 to $100 on average. Fans who would like to contribute to Virgil’s fundraiser can do so at this link.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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