Wrestler's Rescue, a charitable organization founded by former WWE and ECW star Dawn Marie Psaltis Damatta in 2008 to raise money to support the health care needs of retired professional wrestlers, has once come triggered allegations of fraud and embezzlement.
Former WWE Superstar "The Ugandan Giant" Kamala, whose real name is James Harris, released this video message Tuesday condemning Damatta as well as Dan Mirade of Boston-based independent wrestling promotion Millenium Wrestling Federation for raising money on his medical behalf that he has yet to receive. Damatta and her agent responded to his allegations Thursday, where both claim Harris received a check in the amount of $500.00 but opted not to accept it.
Michele Mupo, Damatta's agent, wrote on Twitter, "Kamala returned check issued by Wrestlers Rescue Certified because it wasn't sent fast enough. Dawn Marie did what she said she would. Check for $500 was sent July 20,2012. Kamala refused it sent it back certified mail. HE LIED to get $$$$ never judge unless U have proof. Kamala returned check issued by Wrestlers Rescue Certified because it wasn't sent fast enough. Dawn Marie did what she said she would."
Mupo then tweeted this photo of a copy of the check purportedly sent to Harris on July 20, 2012, and noted, "Kamala is a liar!"
Mupo then tweeted this photo of a certified letter Damatta purportedly received Thursday, noting, "DAWN GOT THIS TODAY KAMALA REFUSED A $500 CHECK. FACT DAWN SENT THE CHECK. FACT KAMALA RECEIVED THE CHECK."
Damatta added on Twitter, "Received my check from Kamala today certified mail. That means he did receive money from me but opted not to accept it. More news to come."
Mupo also offered this proof that Damatta submitted a Stop Payment request with her bank Thursday for the payment.
Brian Heffron, who worked alongside Damatta in ECW as Blue Meanie, questioned her proof; he stated the day before on Twitter that two years ago, she launched a similar campaign fund purported to assist fellow alumnus Jerry Lynn with back surgery bills but never received any money.
Heffron wrote in a series of tweets, "To ME the handwriting on Kamala's check looks like his “handwriting” on the “return envelope”. If he sent it back while put a stop payment on it? Rip it up! Stop payment's on checks cost at least $35. Why spend $35 that to stop a check in that's in your hand?
"My friend and tag partner Nova, who RUNS a bank just told me this: "As someone who RUNS BANKS I can say I've never seen a voided check like that after a stop is issued , the check is dead and can't be reversed. None of this makes sense. The guy with no legs turns away money because IT DIDNT GET THERE QUICK ENOUGH? I have an easier time believing that me and meanie are gonna get our ECW PPV checks soon!"
UPDATE: Dawn Marie also responded to the Blue Meanie, who had spoke out against the group online, telling a story of how he had donated items to be sold for a fund designed to raise money for Jerry Lynn only to learn that Lynn never received anything. She posted the following…
"Hey Brian United states post office does not lie. Look where are the stamps came from And look where it says Sorry we missed you. You're just trying to get back on the map aren't you brian. Use whatever publicity you can. I'm tweeting about to my 600,000 followers lol"
We have independently confirmed that no funds were ever dispersed to Lynn. This is what Blue Meanie posted about yesterday.
It is also very interesting that both Wrestlers Rescue and Dan Mirade's MWF sent money and came up with proof the same week that Kamala publicly condemned them. Something seems fishy on the part of Dawn Marie. Some of this stuff is easy to make up as well.
We'll have more soon.
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