Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Get Well Soon, Tim Donst

Donst is one of the good ones, hope he gets well soon!
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein
Tim Donst surrendered the Absolute Intense Wrestling Absolute Championship Friday night at the promotion's I Choo-Choo-Choose You event in Cleveland, OH. He went onto announce that he was taking an indefinite leave of absence from wrestling because doctors found a tumor on his kidney. The entire kidney will have to be removed at this point. I had heard rumblings that Donst was in the hospital over the last weekend, but details were scarce until he announced his current condition at the AIW show. Donst's absence will not only affect AIW, but he will also not be competing in the Combat Zone Wrestling Best of the Best tournament in March.

This news fucking sucks. I'm not sure whether this tumor is cancerous or not, but the fact that it's presence is causing Donst to lose a kidney is serious, serious news. It is costing a terrific performer an exciting time in his career, but more importantly, it's putting a seriously good dude's health in jeopardy. Donst has made a career of playing a dick in character, no question, but he's been damn good to both his fans and his peers. No one deserves cancer or whatever it is that's afflicting him, but especially someone as cool as Donst is doesn't deserve this kind of fortune.

He hasn't announced any crowd-funding for his medical bills yet, but if/as soon as he does, I will pass the information along. Donst is one of the good guys. I hope he gets better, not for his career, but for himself.