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Marc Mero talks wanting to work with WWE, Chris Benoit tragedy

Ratish Menon
2.42K   //    08 Feb 2015, 14:10 IST
Marc Mero is involved with Champions of Choices non-profit

Slam Wrestling recently spoke with Marc Mero, former WWE & WCW star, about his Champions of Choices non-profit organization. The organisation is actively involved with schools, churches and other groups sharing Mero’s motivational story of triumphs, tragedy and the choices he made. Mero started the group in 2007 and has since grown to 180 performances in the last year. Below are highlights of what Mero spoke about during the interview:

“Of course the thing that really catapulted me, unfortunately, was when Chris Benoit killed his wife and his kid and there was such a culture of so many of the guys that were dying. At that time I just wanted to make a difference and help younger people not go through some of the mistakes that I made. I don’t point my fingers at other people, but at what I did wrong, drug and alcohol abuse,broken relationships and broken dreams. I just wanted to help other people so I started the Champion of Choices program eight years ago and it is now taken off to over a thousand schools, churches and corporations around the world.”

With the help of friend Diamond Dallas Page, one of Mero’s videos recently went viral and he has got a lot of attention from it. Mero says he hopes he can work with WWE through his non-profit soon:

“The one thing that I hope comes out of it, and if it doesn’t I’m okay with it as I am busy, I would really like to reconnect with the WWE in a sense of working with them on their school programs. I see their school programs; of course, you put a wrestler in front of kids and they just go crazy, but they don’t really walk out of there changing a life. Sure it is great to see a superstar, but they are not delivering the same message that we are at schools. I would really hope someday that Triple H or someone in the upper echelon would come out and see one of our presentations and see the value of what we’re doing to associate with WWE once again.”

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Ratish Menon
A knowledge/information junkie, I have always been a fan of sports, especially the combat variety and in my spare time, try and keep up with the fight scene as much as I can.
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