The Sports Legacy Institute recently presented its prestigious Impact Awards to WWE Executive Vice President of Creative Stephanie McMahon and WWE COO “Triple H” Paul Levesque at its annual awards dinner in Boston.
In 2013, the WWE gave a $1.2 million gift to SLI to launch a new, three-year research program led by Boston University researchers Ann McKee, MD and Lee Goldstein, MD, Ph.D., aimed at developing a treatment for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease associated with brain trauma and known to affect athletes, military veterans and others who suffer brain trauma.
“Our partnership with SLI is a key component of WWE’s talent health and wellness program,” Triple H said. “Talent is the only natural resource that WWE has, and we are committed to their well-being.”
Every WWE Superstar and Diva has been required to attend a SLI “Conquering Concussions” seminar led by SLI executive director and former WWE Superstar Chris Nowinski (pictured at right), aimed at preventing concussions and increasing the reporting of concussions when they do occur.