More sad news in the wrestling community on Sunday, rocked by the tragic death of Danny Havoc, as the Cauliflower Alley Club has announced that 30-year veteran of the Pennsylvania indie scene Michael Blade has passed away.
Sad news to pass along tonight. Michael Blade (real name Michael Runco) passed away today. He’s been part of the Pittsburgh indie scene for 30 years. Very gracious guy and absolutely great to be around. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael at this time pic.twitter.com/TJC9aVBSyl
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) June 1, 2020
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael Blade broke into the Pennsylvania indie scene in the early 1990s training with Charlie Fulton and working with the likes of Steel City Wrestling (SCW), Pro Wrestling Express (PWX, now Fight Society), and Pittsburgh’s Far North Wrestling (FNW). He also competed with Championship Wrestling Federation (CWF) in Monessen, Cranberry Township’s 5 Star Wrestling, and West Mifflin’s Code Red Wrestling (CRW). He also competed in bodybuilding competitions.
Last Word on Pro Wrestling sends its deepest condolences to the Runco family and Michael Blade’s friends, peers, and fans around the world.
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My thoughts and sympathies go out to the family, friends and fans of Michael Blade. Blade was another area performer I grew up watching as a kid thanks to his time spent in Steel City Wrestling & USCW & was privileged to run into numerous times during my own journey. May he RIP.
— Joe Dombrowski (@joe_dombrowski) June 1, 2020
Rest in peace to my friend Michael Blade. You were the best. pic.twitter.com/K9If3LmEQa
— Kato (@wrestlerkato) June 1, 2020