Veteran wrestler Curt Hawkins was among scores of WWE talents and staffers that found themselves out of work this past week, when the company began making cuts to its considerable workforce.
Liz Myers, Hawkins' wife, has written a lengthy blog, detailing the realities she and her family face amid this new challenge, especially knowing that most wrestling promotions are on hold, while this pandemic plays out.
Myers wrote of her husband's release on Wednesday, “The phone rang and I broke down. You can’t really break down for long when your almost 3-year-old is running around chasing bubbles, but I cried. There is so much uncertainty in the world, it’s terrifying. One week prior, they had wanted him to fly to Orlando to film for RAW and the next week they are getting rid of people. I went from being scared of my husband coming home from work with the Coronavirus to days later him getting fired.”
She commended her husband for his strength, adding, “One thing I can say, I’m so proud of how he held it together. The first time this happen (sic) it was almost a matter of when, this time it was just out of nowhere given the current state of the world.
"He also guided other wrestlers that have never been through this before of what they needed to do to set themselves up for success. Basically anything would make me cry the past few days, from him making me proud to me being sad, to even watching him still be in full Dad mode on a day that could have been a very dark one. He handles everything with grace which just reassures me that we will be OK. I feel so lucky to be his wife.”
Myers, who admitted to being 30 weeks pregnant with the couple's second child, expressed gratitude to those who have reached out during this trying time, saying, "We have received so many well wishes from fans that were so sad to see this happen to our family, but also so many encouraging messages of how much people love Brian and our family and how talented he is and that they know he will land on his feet.
"I’ve felt the same love from so many of my family members as well as close friends. Most importantly, my fellow wrestler wives who are going through this as well. It makes it easier to have people who can relate to you on a personal level for a minute during a sh**ty time. It feels like we’re all in the same boat together, all rooting for one another and it almost feels like therapy talking to each other.