News has broke from William Corgan of the NWA that Jocephus has passed away following a sudden medical issue. Fans of the NWA will likely know the Jocephus character from his feud with Tim Storm but he also played the role of Question Mark during some of the later day NWA Powerrrr episodes. Let’s take a look back at the career of the 10+ year veteran.
Debuting in 2009 Jocephus immediately became a regular for Tennessee-based promotion Unites States Wrestling Organisation (USWO)and was a four-time USWO Champion by 2012 with his last reign lasting over 300 days. When USWO shut down his home promotion became Resistance Pro Wrestling (RPW) where he was a two-time tag team champion and RPW Heavyweight Champion. During this time he also had two quick runs as NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion.
Jocephus found prominence with the revival of the NWA and the beginning of the Ten Pounds Of Gold series. His promo skills and character work drew in many fans who were seeing him for the first time as he went after NWA Champion Tim Storm for many months. Their feud ended when Jocephus and his Spiritual Advisor lost a hair vs hair match to Storm and David Arquette, this followed a number of grudge matches between Storm and his adversary that failed to satisfy their hatred for one another. Jocephus’ character work throughout that feud was continuously fantastic as his character always found new lows to sink to, it was a refreshing pro wrestling performance that earned him many fans.
Not just good at his Jocephus character the man behind the gimmick took on the role of Question Mark, alongside the Aron Stevens the Question Mark was a well-liked character in NWA Powerrr. This character once again showcased the talents of Jocephus as he and Stevens got over thanks to the strange character captivating fans. According to Cagematch Jocephus’ final match was as the Question Mark against the legendary Rock N Roll Express, and if you ask us there’s no better way to go out.
Last Word on Pro Wrestling sends our condolences to Jocephus’ fans, friends, and fans during this hard time. If you can spare anything please consider donating to a memorial GoFundMe to help his wife and son at this tough time.
Such horrible news to share. Jocephus Hudson has passed. Moments ago @NWA President William Patrick Corgan issued a statement on his IG. Joe was so creative and a hell of a guy. Most of you know him as @QuestiontheTHE. My condolences to his family, friends and fans. #RIP pic.twitter.com/1hnVUq4vZy
— David Marquez (@CWFHMarquez) February 25, 2021
Sad news tonight folks. My friend, Joseph Hudson, who went by the wrestling name Jocephus and portrayed a young Bruiser Brody in the DSOTR episode 1 passed away tonight. It is believed that he either suffered a stroke or an aneurysm. @PWTorch @PWInsidercom @RealJeffJarrett pic.twitter.com/Vgux3bADk1
— 𝔻𝕣. 𝔻𝕦𝕥𝕔𝕙 (@DirtyDMantell) February 25, 2021
Rest in Power Jocephus. You were one of the sweetest, supportive guys. I’ll remember you this way. pic.twitter.com/4nq3CTeqKs
— REBEL not reba (@RebelTanea) February 25, 2021
Really bummed out to learn of the passing of Jocephus aka The Question Mark. Joe was a good dude. I was fortunate to have a great conversation with him at the last WrestleCade. May he rest in Peace. So sad….#RIPJocephus
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) February 25, 2021
The world is a better place because you were in it. Life is kind of like wrestling. It’s the “moments” that count. We shared them in and out of the ring. I love you brother. 🥋❓🤘🏼💔 pic.twitter.com/6HxrkS4BVf
— Aron (@AronsThoughts) February 25, 2021
This will hurt for a long time. The hard thing about wrestling Jocephus was trying not to laugh at the silly stuff he would do to try & pop you during the match. He will be missed . Little unknown fact: He helped me with voice/writing material for the DCC videos #Ripjocephus 🙏 ? pic.twitter.com/5elFXNOnNB
— The Cowboy (@JamesStormBrand) February 25, 2021
RIP my Friend you where truly a very talented and special individual! pic.twitter.com/wxXAcM7U6b
— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) February 25, 2021