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Scott Hall Invades WCW

WWE and WCW legend Scott Hall has passed away at age 63 following complications after recent surgery. Wade Keller of PWTorch broke the news originally that the former Razor Ramon was on life support after suffering three heart attacks stemming from a hip replacement surgery.  The wrestling world moved to wish “the bad guy” well […]


Daffney

In utterly heartbreaking news broken this evening, Shannon Claire Spruill, better known as WCW and TNA star Daffney, has passed away at age 46. The news was broken today, September 2nd, by close friend of Daffney and SHIMMER alumni, Lexie Fyfe. In a post accessible viewable on her Instagram, Fyfe announced: “We are so sad […]

Bobby Eaton

Professional wrestling legend Bobby Eaton passed away overnight at age 62. Eaton grew up as a fan of professional wrestling, specifically NWA Mid-America who ran in Alabama.  His earliest involvement in the world of professional wrestling came when he was just 13.  At 13 years old Eaton helped to set up the ring for a […]

Hideki Hosaka with Atsushi Onita as trios champions

Sad news out of Japan as Hideki Hosaka, known for his run in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW), passed away on August 2 after battling cancer since 2019.  Hosaka was an amateur wrestler in high school before training with  Submission Arts Wrestling and competing for W*ING.  Like many from his era, Hosaka mixed some MMA with professional […]

Paul Orndorff vs Hulk Hogan
Jamie Greer - Jul 16, 2021

While his name has been rightfully tarnished over the past decade, there’s simply no denying the monumental seismic shift in the landscape of pro wrestling that Hulk Hogan created with the rise of Hulkamania in the early 1980s. It originally started in the tail end of his run with the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and […]

Paul Orndorff stomps on Hogan

It has been announced by his son that “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff has passed away at the age of 71.  Orndorff is most known for being a part of the main event for WrestleMania 1 which saw him team with Roddy Piper against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. Originally set on being an NFL player Orndorff was drafted to […]

Ryan Boman - Jul 4, 2021

Editor’s Note: this interview was conducted shortly before Del Wilkes passed away on June 30th. We offer our condolences to his family and the pro wrestling community. We hope this article will serve as a fitting tribute to his life and work over the last several decades. To say Del Wilkes was a Patriot through […]

Del Wilkes The Patriot

Earlier today, the professional wrestling world learned that Del Wilkes, also known as The Patriot, passed away. Allen Wright Adkins took to Facebook to announce the unfortunate news. “At the request of his family, it’s with a devastated heart that I let you know Heaven gained one of the most special men I’ve ever had […]

Melissa Coates at IMPACT

In sad news, it was revealed overnight that Melissa Coates, also known as the Super Genie, had passed away.  In recent times Coates was seen managing the infamous Sabu as Super Genie, a role she has occupied since 2014.  But before becoming the manager of Sabu, Coates was an in-ring performer who competed in the squared […]

Pasion Kristal Dead at 45
Jamie Greer - Jun 2, 2021

Sad news out of Mexico, as longtime Extotico luchador Pasión Kristal has passed away at the age of 45. In a tragic turn of events, TV Azteca is reporting that the 45-year old Exotico star drowned on Tuesday, June 1 in Acapulco, and sadly the body has still not been recovered. Kristal was in town […]

Ultimate Warrior
Eric E. Jenkins - May 29, 2021

Recently, The Ultimate Warrior was the subject of an episode of A&E’s Biography. A few days later, Warrior was the subject of VICE TV’s Dark Side of the Ring. When two people tell the same story, the facts are usually the same but the details will be different. Here, the facts of the life of […]

New Jack Passes Away
Eric E. Jenkins - May 16, 2021

Casual viewers of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), or people who never actually watched the promotion, believe that ECW was only about violence. However, true fans of ECW knew that the company was about much more. ECW was about work rate and realism. No one worked harder, gave more, or was more real than New Jack. […]

New Jack Passes Away

PWInsider reported that, earlier today, Jerome Young AKA New Jack passed away. Multiple additional sources, including the official New Jack Facebook page and his wife, Jennifer, confirmed the news. It was learned that he suffered a heart attack, in North Carolina, at the age of 58. New Jack’s wrestling career began in 1992, having trained […]

Rowdy Roddy Piper A&E Biography
Eric E. Jenkins - Apr 29, 2021

The A&E Network series Biography is featuring a number of professional wrestlers on its show. This week, the featured wrestler was the legendary “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Fans know that Piper, as the villain to Hulk Hogan’s hero, was instrumental in the birth of WrestleMania 1. However, there is much about Piper that was not common […]

Royce Carney The Bug Passes Away
Jamie Greer - Apr 3, 2021

Sad news for the Detroit wrestling community this week as it was revealed that long-time wrestling personality — both a wrestler and manager — Royce Carney, known as Mr. JR in Championship Wrestling From Georgia in the 1980s, and Royce “The Bug” for decades in the Michigan indie scene, passed away from complications from diabetes […]

Barry O Passes Away at 62
Jamie Greer - Mar 20, 2021

It was announced on Saturday that Barry Orton – best remembered as WWF enhancement talent Barry O – had passed away. He was 62 years old. Barry Orton is the younger brother of WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob “Ace” Orton Jr., son of Bob Orton Sr., and uncle of current WWE Superstar Randy Orton. […]



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