Success Stories

Noah Carragher

My name is Noah Carragher, I am from Lake County, Florida, where I have lived my whole life. I am 14 years old. I got into wrestling as a little kid by watching it on TV. Then, after a while, I decided that I wanted to be a wrestler. My mom took me to a Friday Night Smackdown show in Orlando. There were two guys in front of us and they had WXW shirts on. We started talking to them, and they said their names were Gary and Cliff. They said they were training to be a wrestler and referee, and that we should go to one of their shows. When we got home that night, I looked up the WXW website.

My parents started taking me to the shows and I loved it. After I went to some of the shows for a while, Miss Lynn, Pops, and Miss Vale announced that they were having a Summer Camp for the younger kids who loved wrestling and wanted to wrestle. So I went and I loved it. Then they announced that they were going to have an after school program. So I got my mom to sign me up.

Then, Pops thought I would be able to join the adult training program. So when I was invited to join, I felt great. Then I found out that I would be getting a scholarship to help pay for my training. That made me feel really great.
I just want to say thank you to everyone for supporting me. I want to thank the Usos Foundation. I want to thank the other wrestlers for training with me and teaching me. I want to say a special thank you to Pops, Miss Lynn, and Miss Vale for letting me wrestle and for thinking that I can be a great wrestler.

Jason Lesher

My name is Jason Lesher and I am a referee for WXW wrestling, living my dream of being a part of the pro-wrestling business. In the summer of 2000, Pops and Mom took me into their family through the Usos Foundation. Before I was a part of the program I would suffer through prolonged periods of depression which led to other problems and I never really had a direction in my life. Since joining the program my self-confidence has grown tremendously and everyone involved with the program have helped me find direction and focus in my life, instead of just going through the motions and not accomplishing anything with my life. I pretty much barely graduated high school, but since I have been a part of the program I have learned just how important a good solid education is and I am currently looking into options of furthering my education. I grew up in a single parent home. I know my mom did the best she possibly could trying to raise two sons. The program has shown me not just the importance of a male role model but also the importance of taking it upon myself to be that male role model when the need arises. Last but not least, Mom and Pops (through the program) have shown me the importance of giving. Not only is it good for the soul, but it is the best way to show your gradtitude to those who gave and helped you. If it were not for Mom, Pops, and the Usos program, I feel that I would currently be nothing more than a directionless mess and a burden to my family and my community. Your Son, Jason Lesher, WXW Referee

Kevin Rojas

My name is Kevin Robert Rojas. I am 23 years old and was born in Paterson, NJ. My parents are Betty and Juan. I moved to Kissimmee, FL at the age of 5 and this is w here I spent my whole childhood. I take pride in the person I have become and my strong Peruvian heritage. I enjoy playing basketball, playing video games, doing all kinds of physical activities, and spending time with my family.

Not many people know this, but I wasn’t supposed to survive when I was born, and to this day I have proved everyone wrong. Who says having this one bump in my head defines who I am, defines the person I am and who I will become? I thrive on the people that push me to be the best I can be, like my wife Julia, my family, and friends.

Since I was a boy, I have always had big dreams and my biggest dream was to become a wrestler. I was the kid that was always practicing any move I saw on television and being my own character for my “ring”. Now honestly I can say my childhood dream is coming true because I knew wrestling was always going to be a part of my life, I just didn’t know how exactly, and now I do. Words cannot describe how extremely grateful I am for this opportunity, and I will not let anyone down in this organization.

Usos Foundation Board Members

Usos Foundation Board Members

Executive Director: Andy Salgado

President: Afa Anoa'i

Vice President: Lynn Anoa'i

Board:

Vale Anoa'i

Clifford Aubuchon

Steve Erickson

Pam Serviss

David Yeager

 

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Charity Wines

Usos Foundation is proud to announce that we have partnered with Charity Wines for their newest brand, Legend Cellars. We are honored to be the first wrestling affiliation with this great fundraising opportunity. Legend Cellars recently released four brand new wines to accompany the eight original wines featuring professional wrestlers. The inaugural release included wines featuring wrestling superstars, The Wild Samoans, Rocky Johnson, Scott Hall, Samu, Haku, The Iron Sheik, Ricky Santana, and the late Davey Boy Smith. The four new wines feature High Chief Peter Maivia, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, The Magnificent Don Muraco, and the Alofa Forever sparkling white wine featuring High Chief Peter Maivia and his wife Lia Maivia. Proceeds from the sale of these wines benefits Usos - The Samoan Family Foundation.

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