WWE News: Chris Jericho donates large sum to Rico Constantino's Health Fund
Chris Jericho may call people stupid idiots, but he has a heart of gold
Chris Jericho has had a great run this year in the WWE. He completely reinvented himself, coming in as the “Cool dad” Jericho and becoming the “Stupid Idiot” Jericho that we all love and cherish today. It will be very saddening to see the day he leaves WWE.
It was reported a few days ago that former WWE superstar Rico Constantino was in critical condition(which will be elaborated on shortly). A GoFundMe page has been set up for him. The target of the fund is $10,000. However, that has moved forward considerably thanks to a big donation from Chris Jericho of $3,000.
Jericho used his real name(Chris Irvine) and said: “Rico is a stand up guy and a great performer!”
This is not the first time Jericho made such a donation. After ECW legend Axl Rotten’s death, his family had trouble paying his medical bill. Jericho then donated $2,500 to their GoFundMe campaign.
It was ProWrestling Sheet that first reported this story. They wrote:
“According to the GoFundMe’s description, Rico has visited the doctor five times and was forced to stay twice. It also says he has two leaky heart valves, two blood clots, and traumatic brain issues — which they claim is due to his time in the ring.”
The campaign has raised $4,053 out of the targetted $10,000. If you wish to donate, click here
In case you want to know in detail what the issue is with Constantino, his former WWE manager Kenny ‘Starmaker’ Bolin posted the following regarding his friend's condition:
"It saddens me to inform you that I have just found out that a Former WWE star and very dear friend of mine named Rico Costantino (Rico the Stylist) is very, very sick and has been since at least early January. He has no help financially at all, no disability help and none in sight.
He has not spoke a word to hardly any one in like 9 months. He desperately needs our help. He also has severe diagnosed concussions, a collapsed lung and sever heart problems way to detailed to get in to here.
“I spoke to his ex-wife at length last night and she is trying to take care of him as best she can. I am hoping we can set up a go fund me account to assist him as soon as his ex can get me the banking info to have it sent to.
I also hope the WWE and Vince Mcmahon, Stephanie McMahon or Hunter will chime in and help this great and very nice man who gave his life to helping others till here recently.
Lets get the word out about Rico's illness to those who may be able to help him in this extreme time of need. As I get more info from his ex,Linda, I will pass it on. I will be contacting a few of my former and current WWE stars to rattle some cages in hope of getting rico some financial help.
His illness was not caused by drug abuse as in the case of many others who got help. And his severe concussions were acquired entertaining all of us over the years.“Linda says he can say something in one hour, and totally forgot he said it 2 hours later.
I do hope we can all band together and give just a little that may up in the end being a lot and a life saver for Rico. He needs our help. He deserves our help. Those of us who loved him and were entertained by him.
He is one year younger than me and looked 20 years younger. Linda says we would not recognize him now. Please help me help him and rattle a few cages. Thank you all very much.“