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Could Professional Wrestling Become the Next Brain Injury Controversy?

A class action lawsuit has been filed against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) by more than 50 former professional wrestlers. According to the lawsuit, WWE hid the dangers of long-term brain trauma from wrestlers. Some wrestlers went on to develop CTE. CTE is a brain disease that causes symptoms similar to dementia. Athletes can develop CTE by suffering multiple concussions over the course of their careers. Due to some of the maneuvers conducted in professional wrestling, wrestlers can suffer concussions. For example, body slams are a maneuver where wrestlers pick up and throw opponents. Another popular wrestling move is the piledriver. Piledrivers require wrestlers to pick up and slam opponents headfirst into the wrestling mat. Concussions occur when the brain shakes inside of the skull. Whiplash and blunt force trauma from wrestling movies can cause concussions. What Happens to Athletes Who Develop CTE? CTE is an awful disease that not…
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