Posts Tagged ‘School Shooting’

AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa spoke with Sportskeeda this week.

As noted, on Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and killed at least 19 children and two adults. Several wrestlers including Cody Rhodes and Jordynne Grace had reacted to the tragedy.

During the interview, Rosa revealed that she will be auctioning off her Double Or Nothing ring gear to help families, who lost their children in the Texas school shooting.

“This Sunday, I will be remembering the beautiful souls that just passed away, murdered, at school in Uvalde Texas,” announced Rosa. “I actually want to auction the gear that I’m wearing to help families with funeral services for the kids.”

Rosa is set to defend the AEW Women’s Title against Serena Deeb at AEW Double Or Nothing on Sunday, May 29.

AEW Double Or Nothing will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will air on B/R and traditional PPV providers in the US and on FITE TV for international audiences.

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has told Santa Fe High School that he intends to pay the funeral expenses for the victims of Friday’s shooting, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at the Texas high school.

Watt has been a highly active member of the community since arriving in Houston in 2011. He won last season’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award after raising more than $37 million for the Hurricane Harvey relief fund.

Roberto Luongo gave a powerful speech before Thursday’s game against the Washington Capitals, the first Florida Panthers home game since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, Fla.

Luongo began by emphasizing his deep ties to Parkland, where he’s lived for the last 12 years, and said he wants to spend the rest of his life there when his hockey career ends.

He then issued a call to the community to act.

“Last week, it was Valentine’s Day, I was in Vancouver, and obviously, we all know what happened,” he said. “It was hard for me to be on the West Coast and not be able to get back home and protect my family, so no child should ever have to go through that. It’s terrible. It’s time for us as a community to take action. It’s enough. Enough is enough. We’ve gotta take action.”

The veteran goaltender addressed the families of the victims, saying the players’ hearts are broken for them, and that they’ve been in their thoughts since the tragedy.

He referred to the teachers at the school as heroes, particularly the ones who died protecting the students, and then said he’s “very, very proud” of how the students have rallied and demanded action themselves.

Seventeen people died in the shooting last Wednesday.