WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley to donate brain for CTE research

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Following a wrestling career full of the biggest bumps imaginable and more chair shots than can be counted, Mick Foley plans on donating his brain for scientific purposes after his death.

The WWE legend took to Twitter last week to announce his choice to donate his brain to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) research, explaining that former WWE wrestler Chris Nowinski - founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation - convinced him:

Commonly linked to athletes, CTE is a progressive degenerative disease found in people who have experienced repetitive head trauma from high-impact blows.

The 50-year-old former world champion and best-selling author clarified Sunday that he was somewhat of a pioneer by initially deciding to donate his brain in 2010:

He's been joined recently by former WWE champion Jeff Hardy and fellow WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, who both said recently they would donate their brains to the cause.

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley to donate brain for CTE research
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