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Indy News: Veteran Independent wrestler diagnosed with cervical cancer

Soumik Datta
2.90K   //    17 Feb 2018, 00:57 IST

LuFisto is the current Shine Champion
LuFisto is the current Shine Champion

What’s the story?

Veteran Independent pro wrestler and one of the unparalleled female wrestlers of all time, Genevieve Goulet aka LuFisto, has been diagnosed with cervical cancer.

In case you didn’t know…

Making her pro wrestling debut back in the year 1997, LuFisto has been one of the pioneers of women’s wrestling on the Independent circuit. LuFisto has been wrestling on the Indy scene for well over two decades now and the 38-year-old has been wrestling for promotions such as Shimmer Wrestling, Shine Wrestling, and nCw Femme Fatales.

Throughout her illustrious career, LuFisto has won numerous championships including the CZW Iron Man Championship, a title previously held by the likes of Kevin Owens, Kassius Ohno, and Sami Callihan.

The heart of the matter

On the morning of her 38th birthday, current Shine Wrestling Champion and veteran Independent wrestler LuFisto broke some devastating news, as she revealed that she has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and is currently facing a financial fight to have life-saving surgery.

LuFisto released a statement on her official website, where she opened up about her financial condition and released a heartbreaking assertion regarding the difficulties she has been facing both physically and financially. Here is an excerpt of the same:

"I’ve been debating if this is something I should share. I don’t even know if this is the right thing to do. Not many know but I’ve been struggling with heavy depression for over a year now. I’m on medication and the anxiety, sadness and pain has been so heavy that I also developed IBS. I also gained a lot of weight. For those who are talking 'Hey, did you see? LuFisto is fat again'… Well, that is the reason. I might get into this subject on how I got there in the future but not right now… I’m not writing this piece for this reason.”

Below is the post by LuFisto on her Twitter page:

What’s next?

LuFisto is indeed one of the greatest wrestlers of this generation, and has been one of the pioneers of women’s wrestling on the Independent scene. We hope to see the former IWC Women’s Champion make a grand return to the squared circle once again.

Author’s take

We here at Sportskeeda would like to wish LuFisto a speedy and fast recovery and send her our best wishes.

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