Marc Mero, former World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment professional wrestler, will bring his high-energy production of music, visuals and video to Fort Drum next month to convey a passionate and humorous message of hope and self-empowerment.
Mero, who founded his nonprofit Champion of Choices in 2007, will entertain Soldiers at the Multipurpose Auditorium from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and again from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 during the U.S. Army’s Suicide Prevention Month.
In addition, Mero will present a communitywide event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the MPA on post for all Family Members, Civilian Employees and members of the Fort Drum community.
The former WWE wrestling champion turned to substance abuse and contemplated suicide after many heartbreaking experiences earlier in life, according to Lori Starr, Fort Drum Suicide Prevention Program manager.
“But the focus of his training is resiliency,” she said. “He does explain his story up front, but then focuses on the positives.”
Author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet,” Mero candidly shares where his good and bad choices took him in life. According to group promoters, the focus of Mero’s speaking events is to share his “compelling personal story of tragedy and triumph” to encourage people of all ages to make positive choices and achieve their highest potential.
“Everyone faces adversity,” Mero says. “Attitude is a choice. It’s not about the circumstance or situation. It’s how we respond to it.”