Sabu's Hip Surgery
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.
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.
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.
I just had my new leg glued and taped on, LOL. Don't feel much better yet. Dr Day asked me how did I get so scarred up (he saw my barbed wire scars when they removed my outfit to do surgery)and how did I close my own cuts? I told him about 25 years ago I krazy glued and taped them closed...lol so that's how he closed the cut too..i am not shittin you..he Super glued and taped the cut closed..lol...really. He said I was ahead of my time, he also said the surgery went very good bc I had such strong bones, and a good woman behind me and fans. So ty Super Genie Melissa Coates without her couldn't have done it and ty to the Hardcore Sabuuuu fans...I couldn't do it without u either...I am lost for words. So a few months rehab and gaining weight I will be back. I've invented a few new moves I cant wait to show off (may have to change my in ring work in order to not damage the new hip) and ty RVD, he has been a blessing...again thank you 1000X to Super Genie Melissa and you the hardcorwe fans of pro wrestling. But now the BIG ASS med bills r coming in and they are bigger than we thought they would be.. That's why I was still trying to wrestle and went along with the fans who suggested we do the gofundme, That wasn't eazy, and I will have to keep it going till I can wrestle again...POINTING UP till my ars fall's off...lol. See you guys in the ring soon
THX 2000X TIMES
P.S, by Super Genie: Sabu had his surgery at 11 am on Wed Oct 26 at Kennestone Hospital across from Pinnacle Orthopedics in Marietta GA, which is where his dr works from and all his drs appts have been. Surgery was successful! And dr was very positive with Sabus general health, and how strong Sabu's bones are, he feels Sabu should heal quickly and strong hip result based off Sabu's natural body composition of lean muscle and strong bone. Sabu wants to thank each and every person who has contributd, posted sared this gofundme. it means a lot to him to have had this support BUT he also needs everyone to know that he is not out of the woods yet. We only raised half of what we have needed so far, and were able to pay the doctors full bill, which is the only way we were able to get the surgery done when we did. We still need the other 30 K of our goal to pay the hospital bill and the aneasthesia, and the rehab haed of him. The costs are immense, and he wont be able to wrestle for several months, so his ability to earn is radically compromised at the moment as well. Sabu has sacrdificed his body for decades night after night for his fans who he loves, and hope that each of you will remember this and find in your heart to contribute. Or if you cant, please post the gofundme.com/prowrestlersabu link on any pages/websites/chat groups, etc etc and spread the word. Many of his fans still don't even know of the gfm, and the success of this campaign is very important to helping him get through this rough time I his life. The good thing is that he is so relieved to have the surgery done, that he will be a lot more active on the gfm page, and is so thankful that from what has been donated so far we were able to get the surgery done. But we hope for your continued support, your continued getting the word out to fans and newsletters, and your continued good vibes !
Sabu and Super Genie
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
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.
My best of thoughts go out to Sabu. I'll donate what I can. Be well. And thank you Sabu for the amazing career.
Happy birthday to Sabu. https://www.facebook.com/kenichi.saitou.12/posts/1178205725590710
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