Sabu's Hip Surgery

$25,442 of $50k goal

Raised by 662 people in 6 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 30
Posted by James Ryder
2 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
2 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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Update 28
Posted by James Ryder
2 months ago
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hey this is sabuuuu..I been under the weather lately but I am getting better , thank you to all of you. I don't know when I will be back in the ring but I assure you I will be back . but in the meantime I will be hit the gym and workin on finding auto signing's till I am 100% I am still stressed from the bills I owe, but at least I am healthier and that takes most the stress off me. So thank you. Even you can't give, i don't care
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Update 27
Posted by James Ryder
3 months ago
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Hello, this is Sabuuuu
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
SABUUUU



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 !

Much love
Sabu and Super Genie
Sabu in prep room b4 surgery 9 am oct 26
Freshly super glued and taped!
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Cindy Bolton
6 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
6 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
6 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
4 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
6 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
5 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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Kenichi Saitou
1 month ago

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

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Steve Marinari
4 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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$25,442 of $50k goal

Raised by 662 people in 6 months
Created August 10, 2016
JR
James Ryder  
on behalf of Terry Brunk
$10
Alexander Lyskov
7 days ago

Get fit quickly, Sabu!

KE
$20
Kim Eiden
8 days ago
DC
$5
Daniel Chupakhin
8 days ago
SW
$20
Sheree Wilson
10 days ago
ND
$20
Nicholas Duclet
12 days ago
JL
$10
John Lengieza
22 days ago

Love you Sabu ,Beyond underrated, get well soon.

$50
Terry Clements
27 days ago
$20
Matt Parris
29 days ago

Wish I could give more. Outstanding athlete and outstanding entertainer

CJ
$10
Curt Johnson
1 month ago
$11
Anonymous
1 month ago
Cindy Bolton
6 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.

+ Read More
Kenichi Saitou
6 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
6 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

+ Read More
Richie Farrell
4 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.

+ Read More
Michael Anthony
6 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
5 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
Kenichi Saitou
1 month ago

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

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Steve Marinari
4 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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