A big shock to the Canadian indie wrestling scene took place this past weekend, when Slam Wrestling revealed that Ontario indie veteran “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea was entering recovery following emergency brain surgery on Saturday. According to his wife’s Facebook account, early on Saturday morning, O’Shea “was taken to the hospital by ambulance after suffering multiple seizures at home. Upon arrival at the hospital, they had discovered a brain bleed coming from a massive tumor in the left side of his brain. The amazing neurological team at the Hamilton general hospital performed emergency brain surgery and SUCCESSFULLY removed the entire tumor.”
The full post (as shared by Slam Wrestling) was as follows:
For those who don’t know…
On October 9th, at 6:00am Curt was taken to the hospital by ambulance after suffering multiple seizures at home. Upon arrival at the hospital, they had discovered a brain bleed coming from a massive tumor in the left side of his brain. The amazing neurological team at the Hamilton general hospital performed emergency brain surgery and SUCCESSFULLY removed the entire tumor. We are unsure what recovery will look like at this time but we are on our way there. It’s going to be a long road of healing but I’m so proud of how strong Curt has been for Charlie and I. We love him beyond words and this year at Thanksgiving, words don’t describe how thankful we are to have him.
I apologize to anyone close to him who had to find out this way. I tired to notify as many people and keep them update. Thank you to so many amazing people who prayed for Curt throughout the day and I ask everyone to continue to pray for a full and fast recovery. I also apologize to anyone who I don’t reply to after they’ve reached out. Please know I have read your messages and I’m so blessed to have so many people who care.
WE LOVE YOU CURT.
Update : Just wanted to inform everyone, as the surgery was a success we don’t quite know what his brain activity is yet. Curt is still under sedation and will be for a while still. We will more tests and results later this week. Feel free to continue messaging Curt with your love filled messages. Just know it’s going to be a long time until he will be able to read them.
Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Scotty O’Shea began his wrestling journey in 2003, and for the past two decades, has been a regular within the underrated Ontario indie scene, starring with the likes of Ottawa’s Capital City Championship Combat (C4), Toronto’s SMASH Wrestling, Destiny Wrestling, and Superkick’D, Hamilton’s Alpha-1, and Barrie Wrestling, to name a few. He’s also competed on Canadian cards for IMPACT Wrestling, PROGRESS Wrestling, CHIKARA, and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). Over his long career in the Ontario indies, he’s a former 2x C4 Champion, Alpha-1 Alpha Male Champion, and Barrie Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. In 2017 and 2018, he had a lengthy feud with current West Coast indie star Kevin Blackwood in SMASH that resulted in Blackwood uniting with O’Shea in the faction KillScreen. His last match was on September 26, 2021, less than two weeks prior to this past weekend, at Hamilton’s New School Wrestling (NSW), the promotion he started with in 2003.
Over the past few days, many indie stars from Ontario, the rest of Canada, and beyond have tweeted their support as Scotty O’Shea enters recovery from his surgery.
— EVIL UNO of DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) October 10, 2021
@AntiHeroSOS get back on your feet soon buddy I miss you!
We still have a lot of really weird conversation about life that have together.
— Stu Grayson of Dark Order (@stu_dos) October 11, 2021
Last night when I was told about @AntiHeroSOS situation I was so shook. Curt has always carried this infectious positivity & happiness w/him.
I get sad thinking about him right now. But his voice pops up telling me not to be a bitch w/his smart ass laugh.
We all love you. ⌨️❤️ pic.twitter.com/68dltk63UH
— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) October 10, 2021
Sending tons of love, positive thoughts, and good vibes to @AntiHeroSOS.
A former C*4 Champion, I fondly remember we had our first sell outs during his reign. Obviously, in his mind it solely due to his work. And he let me know it.
Get well soon man. ♥️https://t.co/2BxIW4FWxW
— C*4 (@C4Wrestling) October 10, 2021
— The Blade (@BladeofBuffalo) October 10, 2021
— LuFisto (@LuFisto) October 10, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for @AntiHeroSOS & his family right now 🙏
— ✖️ DEANER ✖️ (@CodyDeaner) October 10, 2021
It can be hard to find good people in wrestling. Hacker is one of the best. Praying for a full recovery 🙏🏻
We love you @AntiHeroSOS ❤️⌨️
— Alexia Nicole (@ItsAlexiaNicole) October 10, 2021
Hacker’s one of the absolute best human’s we have and he has such an incredible mind for pro wrestling.
I’d wrestle him any day of the week, but when he sends me a script for something to film, it’s always magic.
— VAUGHN (@VaughnVertigo) October 10, 2021
This dude is one of my favourite’s that I’ve met through wrestling. Such a humble dude and is one of the most fun wrestlers I’ve had the pleasure of being in a ring with.
You’re the man @AntiHeroSOS ❤️
Love ya buddy. pic.twitter.com/WutdlwHniw
— Golden Gun (@_MarkWheeler) October 10, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for @AntiHeroSOS and family. Get well hacker, you got this.
— Cheech Hernandez (@NewWaveCheech) October 10, 2021
Wishing a quick and full recovery for @AntiHeroSOS 🙏 We are all here for you and your family
— Darryl Sharma (@WWEdarrylsharma) October 11, 2021
Can’t wait for @AntiHeroSOS to recover and bust all our balls for being so sappy
— Gabriel Fuerza (@FuerzaEsTuPapi) October 10, 2021
— Interspecies Wrestling (@ISDub) October 10, 2021
In a world where kindness is usually taken advantage of & doing the wrong thing is accepted if not expected;@AntiHeroSOS is a shining light of how to carry yourself professionally & personally.
The personification of leading by example.
Be a Curt & love life to the fullest ♥️
— Holden Albright Albright Albright (@HoldenPro) October 10, 2021
My heart hurts. As much as you can, please tell the people you love how much they mean to you.
All my love to @AntiHeroSOS and his family.
He has the most contagious smile at all the shows I've seen him at. Always so happy to see everyone.
One of the very best 🙏
— Krystal Moon (@krystalmoon_pw) October 10, 2021
Just turned the camera on and spoke from the heart.
— 'The Standard' Matthew Grant (@m4tthewgrant) October 11, 2021
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