Former NXT Superstar Recalls When WWE Saved His Life Through Counseling After Daffney’s Passing

Published 09/03/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


The recent passing of former WCW and IMPACT Wrestling star Daffney sent chills throughout the wrestling world. The news came as an immense blow after the latter posted a disturbing video on social media. Since the news of her passing came out, the who’s who of WWE and the wrestling world have come forward to advocate about the importance of mental health.

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After the news of Daffney’s passing, WWE paid tribute to her on social media. However, her passing had another effect on the company. They sent out a message to the talent to remind them that the company provides counseling services if anyone needs it.

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When counseling from WWE helped save NXT superstars’ life?

Former NXT Superstar, Jake Atlas, confirmed this. He added how counseling services from WWE helped him get through a tough time. Atlas revealed WWE paid for his counseling for six months, and this literally saved his life. He further added how everything is not how it looks like.

Jake Atlas also touched upon the fact that people with mental health issues know how to hide it. However, he added they must not and always reach out for help.

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Vince McMahon’s company has taken up several initiatives over the years and has made sure they execute it well. It’s really good to know the company coming forward and helping Jake Atlas in a tough and challenging time of his life.

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We sincerely hope other pro wrestling promotions also take up the initiative and help their talent if they need help related to mental health. Daffney’s passing is a major setback for the wrestling world, but now this is an eye-opener. We hope more people reach out. After all, life is precious.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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