This past weekend, the pro wrestling community – especially the tough American hardcore scene – lost another member, when Nate Hatred died as a result of an automobile accident over the weekend.
We were extremely saddened to hear about the passing of Nate Hatred Rest in Power pic.twitter.com/8GA2PckXYS
— CZW Wrestling (@combatzone) September 1, 2018
A student of former ECW World Television Champion Glen Osbourne and ECW Superstar EZ Ryder, Nate Hatred made his debut in the late 90s with several underground indie promotions, such as Philadelphia’s World Wide Wrestling Alliance (WWWA). In 2000, he joined Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), where he would spend the next decade of his career, winning the CZW Iron Man Championship early on from Wifebeater. He gained further notoriety when he formed the legendary H8 Club team alongside Nick Gage – the two terrorized CZW for years (and continued in recent times in Game Changer Wrestling (GCW)), winning the CZW World Tag Team titles on three occasions, with memorable bloody feuds with the likes of the Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark), BLKOUT (Ruckus & Sabian), and The Best Around (Bruce Maxwell & TJ Cannon). The H8 Club occasionally united with others in larger battles, partnering with the likes of Man Man Pondo and Jon Moxley (WWE’s Dean Ambrose).
A consummate professional in and out of the ring, Nate Hatred helped many young wrestlers learn the ropes, as CZW became a hotbed for training emerging stars in the indie scene in the early 2000s. One such wrestler was WWE Superstar Drew Gulak, who wrote the words HATRED on his wraps this past Monday on RAW in tribute to his fallen mentor.
— Drew Gulak (@DrewGulak) September 4, 2018
The wrestling community shared their tributes and condolences over the past few days, remembering not just an early legend of the American hardcore scene, but a man beloved for his nurturing care of newcomers into the sport.
— Tammy Jean (@TammyJeanBQ) September 2, 2018
My brother nate hatred aka big fn nate day 1 h8 club we fucked up alot of people motherfuckers were scared of us thats real shit. ill miss you and ill keep this shit goin for you hold it down in hell when i get there we will pick up where we left off see ya on the other side 666 pic.twitter.com/1JIkpmr8y9
— Nick FN Gage (@thekingnickgage) September 2, 2018
With sadness, we say goodbye to our friend Nate Hatred.
Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/GBqfJknEQR
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) September 1, 2018
Truly sad to hear the passing of Nate Hatred. Nate had a heart of gold.
— SONJAY (@sonjaydutterson) September 1, 2018
saddened 2hear of the passing of Nate Hatred. With all of the BS that happens in this business, he is one guy from the day I met him was cool to me. He taught me a clothesline that I still use and was the first to congratulate me on the 1 n only NRBW match I a part of. #RIPHatred
— Maven Bentley (@MavenBentley) September 1, 2018
RIP NATE HATRED ?
— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) September 2, 2018
RIP Nate Hatred! It was a pleasure to share the ring with you and for you to be my first deathmatch! See ya on the other side Big Fucking Nate! pic.twitter.com/bOGVgS5b5D
— Jimmy LLoyd (@TheJimmyLLoyd) September 1, 2018
Rest in Peace my brother!!! ?? Godbless you!!
Regrann from matthew___travis – DAMN SON!.. My guy IS THE SICKEST.. Rest In Peace BIG NATE HATRED!?? hope your soul finds peace, my… https://t.co/ZjSL7UGGbE
— Amazing Red (@AmazingRed1) September 1, 2018
I am saddened to hear that Nate Hatred has passed away. Always loved our locker room conversations. My thoughts are with his family and friends. #NateClub4Life
— Spyder Nate Webb (@SpyderNateWebb) September 1, 2018
Sad to hear about the passing of Nate Hatred. He was a CZW original and a sweetheart of a guy. Always loved hanging with him back in the day. He was very underrated in the ring as well. Prayers for his family ? #natehatred
— Drake Wuertz (@WWEDrakeWuertz) September 3, 2018
Bummed out to hear the passing of wrestler Nate Hatred of the H8 Club. You were a good dude. My thoughts go out to your loved ones.
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) September 1, 2018
— BLK JEEZ ? (@Jeez215) September 1, 2018
RIP Nate Hatred. A true CZW legend . From the time i stepped through the doors to the combat zone , to the last time i saw you , you treated me with so much kindness and respect . Thank you for always being a gentleman and leader . #natehatred
— Chrissy (@_hellochrissy) September 1, 2018
RIP Nate Hatred. I'll echo @Jeez215 and say you made us earn our stripes because of the pride you had for our ragtag crew, and you never made me and Rory forget what family we were a part of and what we represented. My condolences to all of Nate's family, friends, and fans.
— Drew Gulak (@DrewGulak) September 1, 2018