First, we would like to offer a HUGE thank you to our friend April "Royal Hawaiian" Hom who came up with the concept for tonight's show.
Two weeks ago the country of Japan as well as the wrestling world was set on its collective ear when Hana Kimura, a popular wrestler with Japan's Stardom promotion who also starred in the Japanese Netflix reality show Terrace House commited suicide as a result of cyberbullying. She was only 22 years old. In the aftermath of her death both parties in Japan's Diet legislature are hard at work crafting an anti cyberbullying bill to try and stop these tragedies from happening again. This really hit one of April's good friends, the head of the Minnesota Wrestling Hall Of Fame, Carol Castle. Carol's son, a firefighter, committed suicide. Now Carol already had a suicide prevention program aimed at first responders, but the Hana Kimura case got her to realize wrestlers go through depression and even bullying. Through the Minnesota Wrestling Hall Of Fame,https://minnesotawrestlinghalloffame.com/wrestling-for-life/ she had created the Life Coin program. Carol will explain what the Life Coin program is and how it can help potentially save someone's life.
We will also welcome back Cheryl "Lightning" Rusa and for their first appearances with us, Camen Wickert, who under the name Envy was one half of Soul Patrol and also appeared on POWW as Lady Soul & Essence. We were supposed be joined by Ku'uipo Siler, who was Little Feather on GLOW, whose father committed suicide, but as of now she is headed to the hospital for the birth of her first grandchild. Congratulations.
We will try to make sure we add some light moments but we want to make sure this very important subject is not only addressed, but if anyone needs any help, we urge you to call in.