Sabu's Hip Surgery

$26,285 of $50k goal

Raised by 684 people in 8 months
JR
James Ryder
on behalf of Terry Brunk
 SL3, US
This is a fundraiser for professional wrestler Sabu to help take care of the immense medical expenses to repair his left hip. He has also accrued back and shoulder issue, but his left hip has been excruciating over the past few years, and is now left him unable to sleep and with a noticeable limp. His first priority, as it always has been, is to keep entertain his plethora of fans to the best of his ability, so his hip needs to be repaired as soon as possible.

Sabu was trained by his uncle, legendary WWE Hall of Famer The Sheik. He has wrestled across the world and for WWE, WCW, and TNA, including but is primarily known for his iconic work while a part of the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) roster. Sabu’s innovative hardcore style was particularly debilitating, but he never once let that stop him from giving his all in the ring to entertain his fans. Now he needs you, the very same fans, to return the favor.

Your donations will be used for Sabu to get his surgery, which includes the following:

- Pre-operational procedures
- The surgery itself
- Post-operation requirements, including physical therapy.

Thousands of dollars have already been spent on getting consultations, X-rays, injections, and other medical necessities to help with his hip without surgery.

Once all medical procedures have been completed, Sabu will attempt to return to the ring. However, until this return, his earnings will cease due to being unable to complete as he has become accustomed to. Therefore, without his loyal fans, he may not be able to continue his legendary career.

Sabu thanks you for your attention and response. This thanks will come in the form of the legendary wrestler continuing to expertly entertain every fan that comes to see him perform.

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Update 32
Posted by James Ryder
26 days ago
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Hey there, this is Super Genie. I know Sabu has been a bit quiet the past few months while recovering from the hip surgery he had late last year, but he's starting to feel a bit more positive, and we are starting to do appearances again. He's such an active man, its been very difficult for him to take the required time off and go easy on himself. Easy and Sabu aren't two words usually put together! lol. He really values his fans and his ability to give it his all in the ring and show them what they paid to see. He's very professional and demands the same from me. I've definitely worked with more easily pleased people in the past. But its definitely been worth it to learn and work with one of the best pro wrestlers there has ever been, and one trained by the Hall of Famer the Sheik, no less!

Sabu has also been pretty quiet about his gofundme. He's a very proud man, and deservedly so, but its really hard for him to ask for help of any kind. So to those fans who have heard of his current situation, and have donated or shared, THANK YOU!!!! I've been doing my best to get word out, as has RVD, but its been a little hard. Obviously Sabu's got the name recognition in pro wrestling to get a lot of people to read what he writes or tune in to listen to what he has to say; my own public reach is mostly fitness (I've been a top ten in the world professional physique champion, and been in and on the covers of Muscle&Fitness, Flex, Musclemag and the other fitness magazines), but my personal exploits in pro wrestling weren't near as far reaching (I trained at developmental and did the PPV Backlash in 2005, I was the girl who took "the Masterlock Challenge, FYI), so its very important for those of us who care about Sabu to get word out for him.

Thankfully the donations were enough to get the surgery done, but we still have the hospital bill to attend to, and want to get those cleared out of the way as soon as possible. So please share this gofundme anywhere you know there are Sabu fans. He's busted his ass literally for 30 plus years in the ring (and his right shoulder too!) for us in the ring, and needs a little help getting put back together so he can continue to feel good and be healthy to stick around for another 30 plus years!

This weekend Sabu will be making one of his first appearances since his hip surgery at Wrestlecon in Orlando during WrestleMania weekend. I'll be with him too, of course. We are scheduled to be at the TitlematchWrestling booth from 9 am till noon on Friday March 31, and then on Saturday from noon to 3 pm. Besides having 8x10s and photo opps, we will also be bringing action figures, calendars, his own personally produced DVD SABU:HOMICIDAL BEGINNINGS (his 15 favorite matches, or matches he considers significant in his career), 3 of his shoot DVDs, his black barbed wire Tshirt and matching caps, and his Sabu Spike souvenir item, maybe even a souvenir piece of table. We also do mail order - you can email me at melissacoates@yahoo.com for a full list of items and prices.

Hope to see you in Orlando!

Please share this gfm wherever wrestling fans go, and if you can contribute, please do. I'm doing my best to take care of him, and it makes him and I so happy when we see how much the fans care. Thank you so very much! I feel very proud that Sabu has relied on me to help him through this rough part of his life, and I feel very blessed to have so many thoughtful and kind Sabu fans be not only kind to him, but to me as well.

Hope to see you in Orlando!

xoxo
Super Genie
Melissa Coates
www.melissacoates.com
twitter/Instagram @melissalcoates
@supergenie111
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Update 31
Posted by James Ryder
1 month ago
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hello this is sabuuuu
well I am feeling way better afther the hip replacement,,
thank you 1000x for every one's support. and your donations. Things are looking up ,,,Don't know when I will be back in the ring yet bc my leg still isn't strong ,,And my shoulder is pretty bad but I, we will be in Orlando for Wrestlecon WM weekend that's me and Super Genie Melissa Coates
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Update 30
Posted by James Ryder
4 months ago
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Hey, its Super Genie. My last update got sent out before I had finished it as well as I hadn't finished posting photos yet from Sabu's follow-up appointment with his doctor. He is finally to the point with his healing that he no longer feels much pain in his hip. He is limited however with what he can physically do in the gym, and for sure can't even think about getting in the wrestling ring yet. He has to be careful not to overdo things because his real bone needs to be able to heal into the titanium rod that has been inserted by the doctor into his femur.
Sabu is a bit restless, not being able to really push his workout in the gym, and for sure knowing he cant get back in the ring yet. But he knows he has to just be patient and wait to heal up properly.
We have some autograph signings planned in the meantime, and some promoters have offered to do tribute shows to help get the money together to pay off his medical bills. Sabu has been pretty modest about doing any tribute shows, but is very flattered by those who have offered to do them. He prefers to wrestle or work for his money, but he knows with how big the medical bills are, that raising the kind of money he needs to pay them just isn't realistic without some fan support. He may still plan to go ahead with a tribute show or two. We will post any of that info when something is confirmed.

In the meantime, thanks again to everyone who has contributed to his gfm. There still a lot left to handle, but we know things would be a bit slow with the campaign during the time from Thanksgiving to the Holidays. We are hoping that the campaign can really do well in January, so he can have most bills finally paid.

Much love!
Super Genie


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Update 29
Posted by James Ryder
4 months ago
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Hey everyone!
So its been a busy month for Sabu to heal up his left hip....lots of rest and lots of ice cream (milkshakes with protein powder added of course) seem to be the cure for what ails him LOL.
He just wrote a personal update on the page. I know it's been awhile since he and I have been on here. The pain from the bone on bone issue with his hip was gone after his surgery was done, but then came in the pain from the surgery itself, and from having a huge titanium rod hammered into his femur. According to his doctor, with a "really big hammer" lol.
I took some photos of Sabu's month -follow- up visit to the doctor, so you can see his actual reconstructed hip.
Sabu and the dr's nurse
Dr Day checks on Sabu's Leg Length
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Cindy Bolton
8 months ago
3
3

The King of Extreme....small donation but hopefully lots of small donations will turn into one huge total. You put your body on the line for us so it's the least we can do.

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Kenichi Saitou
8 months ago
2
2

I wrote also to Melissa Facebook , but the Japanese wrestler Mr. pogo that received in the same manner as in hip surgery and Sabu also we have the cooperation to call for assistance . He was also asked to request the cooperation of Japan and the United States of friends . https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002499097561

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Brent Hale
8 months ago
2
2

I am so grateful that sabu has been my bestfriend since the 80S. And. U are so rt. Rob he has the biggest heart i will always be there for him like he. Was for me fri payday

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Richie Farrell
6 months ago
1
1

Sabu has been my favourite wrester... no wait... my favourite person for many years now since i used to watch ECW back in it's glory days. Any time i see Sabu in the ring he gives 110% and puts on an explosive and unpredictable show. When i see him in interviews he always drives one point home that really makes me think. Sabu talks about never letting other people or companies change you and to always make your own path instead of following others. I was watching the ECW episode where the dudleys left for the WWF and the entire crowd are chanting SABU SABU SABU!and you weren't even in the building :P Then i heard about your hip and i was so sad. I never got a chance to see you perform live or meet you at any events. I will be donating this week when i get paid because in a years time i want to be able to buy my tickets, grab my friends and show them what Sabu is all about. It would be great to meet you and Melissa in the future. I wish you the best of luck, Love you brother.

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Michael Anthony
8 months ago
1
1

Obamacare is a sham and a ripoff. Good luck getting everything to go through successfully for the next date. Sabu is a true legend and deserves the best treatment.

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James Wheeler Walters
7 months ago

My best of thoughts go out to Sabu. I'll donate what I can. Be well. And thank you Sabu for the amazing career.

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Richard Lang
28 days ago

Meet ECW Legend SABU on Saturday, April 15th. from 11am-2pm At 3429 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358

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Kenichi Saitou
3 months ago

Happy birthday to Sabu. https://www.facebook.com/kenichi.saitou.12/posts/1178205725590710

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Steve Marinari
6 months ago

Mid 90s I started going to the ecw arena when I was about 13 or so. U were by far my favorite wrestler. Stairway to hell,born to b wired,Barely legal saw Em all live. Get well my dude. Hope to see u fly again soon

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$26,285 of $50k goal

Raised by 684 people in 8 months
Created August 10, 2016
JR
James Ryder  
on behalf of Terry Brunk
IH
$10
Ikram Hassan
1 day ago
$10
Eric Pruitt
4 days ago

Love ya Sabu thanks for wrestling for us. You deserve every cent donated and more.

$20
Ariel DeLia
10 days ago

much love, sabu + genie ♡ ECW 4-EVER!

TC
$10
Tess Casto
15 days ago

I don't have a lot of money but I hope this helps. Get better soon.

$20
Anonymous
15 days ago
JC
$20
Justin Clegane
15 days ago
$100
Anonymous
18 days ago
BM
$100
Bill Mason
25 days ago
$15
Joe Neenan
26 days ago

fav. wrestler on tv as a kid, met you in person in England a few years back. great match! get well soon

$10
Hamish Creighton
26 days ago
Cindy Bolton
8 months ago
3
3

The King of Extreme....small donation but hopefully lots of small donations will turn into one huge total. You put your body on the line for us so it's the least we can do.

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Kenichi Saitou
8 months ago
2
2

I wrote also to Melissa Facebook , but the Japanese wrestler Mr. pogo that received in the same manner as in hip surgery and Sabu also we have the cooperation to call for assistance . He was also asked to request the cooperation of Japan and the United States of friends . https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002499097561

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Brent Hale
8 months ago
2
2

I am so grateful that sabu has been my bestfriend since the 80S. And. U are so rt. Rob he has the biggest heart i will always be there for him like he. Was for me fri payday

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Richie Farrell
6 months ago
1
1

Sabu has been my favourite wrester... no wait... my favourite person for many years now since i used to watch ECW back in it's glory days. Any time i see Sabu in the ring he gives 110% and puts on an explosive and unpredictable show. When i see him in interviews he always drives one point home that really makes me think. Sabu talks about never letting other people or companies change you and to always make your own path instead of following others. I was watching the ECW episode where the dudleys left for the WWF and the entire crowd are chanting SABU SABU SABU!and you weren't even in the building :P Then i heard about your hip and i was so sad. I never got a chance to see you perform live or meet you at any events. I will be donating this week when i get paid because in a years time i want to be able to buy my tickets, grab my friends and show them what Sabu is all about. It would be great to meet you and Melissa in the future. I wish you the best of luck, Love you brother.

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Michael Anthony
8 months ago
1
1

Obamacare is a sham and a ripoff. Good luck getting everything to go through successfully for the next date. Sabu is a true legend and deserves the best treatment.

+ Read More
James Wheeler Walters
7 months ago

My best of thoughts go out to Sabu. I'll donate what I can. Be well. And thank you Sabu for the amazing career.

+ Read More
Richard Lang
28 days ago

Meet ECW Legend SABU on Saturday, April 15th. from 11am-2pm At 3429 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358

+ Read More
Kenichi Saitou
3 months ago

Happy birthday to Sabu. https://www.facebook.com/kenichi.saitou.12/posts/1178205725590710

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Steve Marinari
6 months ago

Mid 90s I started going to the ecw arena when I was about 13 or so. U were by far my favorite wrestler. Stairway to hell,born to b wired,Barely legal saw Em all live. Get well my dude. Hope to see u fly again soon

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