Former WWE star Chris Nowinski was a guest on today’s episode of SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio today. He discussed his work as CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and announced the latest athlete to pledge a brain donation. It was none other than the show’s co-host and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry.
“The best way to study the brain is after they pass away, so you can know on a cellular level what’s happening,” said Nowinski. “We just got our 700th brain donation and we’re constantly getting athletes to pledge [their brains], so we can build awareness and do studies while they are still alive. We have 5,000 athletes that have pledged their name and it’s important to get famous athletes [to spotlight the issue].”
Henry had nothing but great things to say about the organization. “I definitely want to go on record that I’m donating my brain and I hope that something good can come out of y’all having my brain. Maybe it will help with how things work in the future that will benefit my kids and everyone else’s kids. We want the future to be better for our families and your families, speaking to the fans.”