In Memoriam

A photo of "Mad Kurt" Kurtis Chapman.
James Staynings - Dec 30, 2023

On Friday, 29th December, Revolution Pro Wrestling announced that former Undisputed British Cruiserweight Champion Kurtis Chapman  passed away at the age of 26. Revolution Pro Wrestling on X said: “We, at Revolution Pro Wrestling are absolutely heartbroken to report the loss of our dear friend Kurtis Chapman. We watched Kurtis grow from a child to […]

Ryan Smile
Robbie Sutter - Oct 14, 2020

Earlier today, the professional wrestling world was given the tragic news that Ryan Smile, an independent star from the United Kingdom, passed away. His former tag team partner, Damian Dunne, made the initial announcement, taking to Facebook to do so. As detailed by Dunne, Smile had been struggling with mental health. “This is a truly […]

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AB Morales - Oct 17, 2022

This past Friday, it was revealed that Jose Rivera passed away. The news was revealed by one of his sons. Jose Rivera may not be a well known figure to modern people But for the age of the territories of wrestling, Jose Rivera was key in establishing the island of Puerto Rico as a successful […]

Tokyo Sports has reported on the passing of former New Japan Pro Wrestling star Katsuya Kitamura. Kitamura was just 36 at the time of his passing. Kitamura only wrestled for one year, ending his career abruptly in March of 2018 and had resurfaced fighting in Rizin MMA but didn’t make a successful transition. Katsuya Kitamura […]

Antonio Inoki Passes Away
Robbie Sutter - Sep 30, 2022

On September 30, Yahoo! Japan reported that Antonio Inoki passed away at age 79. Since 2021, Inoki had been dealing with health issues, being confined to a wheelchair due to spinal issues. However, he made a rare television appearance in May of last year, being featured in the Collision in Korea episode of Dark Side […]

Tim White Passes Away
Robbie Sutter - Jun 19, 2022

On June 19, 2022, WWE announced the passing of former professional wrestling referee Tim White at age 68. His career with the company spanned over two decades, even beyond duties as an in-ring official. Following a shoulder injury, he continued to work with the company as a road agent and company official. This news comes […]

Dave Hebner Passes Away
Robbie Sutter - Jun 18, 2022

On June 17, 2022, the wrestling world learned that Dave Hebner, former WWE referee, as well as road agent for the company, passed away at age 73. Hebner passed away in his home located in Mechanicsville, Virginia. His passing stems from an undisclosed illness that, on May 28, former race car driver Hermie Sadler spoke […]

Tarzan Goto in Action for ECW

News has broken that Tarzan Goto, alumni of the infamous Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW), has passed away at the age of 58. Goto took part in some of the most incredible deathmatches in FMW’s history during his active career and continued to wrestle in various one-offs and FMW tribute shows until 2010, almost 30 years […]

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 […]

Jamie Greer - Jul 29, 2018

Another tragedy in the world of professional wrestling, as Brian Christopher, son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, and formerly known as Grandmaster Sexay in the WWE, has died following a suicide attempt last night in jail. It was first reported this morning that Christopher was rushed to hospital after attempting to […]

Markus Crane
Robbie Sutter - Dec 27, 2021

Earlier today, via numerous sources, it was announced that independent wrestling star Markus Crane passed away at the age of 33. There has been no official cause of death announced, but he passed away in his sleep overnight. Prior to his passing, Crane was making a return to independent wrestling following surgery on his skull. […]

Jimmy Rave
Jamie Greer - Dec 13, 2021

In terribly tragic news, James Guffey – known to pro wrestling fans for over 20 years as Jimmy Rave – passed away on Sunday. Jimmy Rave had suffered a series of health issues over the past year, including amputation of both of his legs and left arm due to infections. He was only a few […]

Judy Bagwell WCW
Jarrod Sullivan - Nov 8, 2021

Judy Bagwell, the mother of Marcus “Buff” Bagwell, has sadly passed away today after a long battle with dementia, as Buff himself tweeted 12:07 PM. The news was shared via social media. The message in question is as follows. “It is with a heavy heart we must announce that this past Friday the matriarch of […]

Rumi Kazama

It has been announced that former Joshi star Rumi Kazama has passed away suddenly at the age of 55 according to Tokyo Sport. Kazama was active through the late 80s and 90s competing on behalf of Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling (LLPW) during the inter-promotional wars of the 90s.  While Kazama isn’t the kind of wrestler who […]

Niklas George - Sep 2, 2021

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 […]

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 […]

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Triple H in the WWE Elimination Chamber.
Daniel Sinasac - Jul 4, 2021

The Elimination Chamber has been a staple of WWE programming since 2002. The gimmick match debuted at the Survivor Series, seeing a returning Shawn Michaels win his final world championship. It was a great night that started a 22-year stretch where the Elimination Chamber has created intrigue and excitement amongst the WWE Universe. For over […]

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Logan Paul at WWE Elimination Chamber.
Daniel Sinasac - Jul 4, 2021

The Elimination Chamber is a match that WWE uses when multiple scores need to be settled. When the men/or women involved in the feud number more than any regular match can handle. It is a time when miles of chain and metal separate those wrestlers from the world and a time when no outside interference […]

A WWE SmackDown match graphic featuring Drew McIntyre and LA Knight.

We are on the fast track to Elimination Chamber live in Perth, Australia. This week’s edition of WWE SmackDown will be the final destination before the momentous Premium Live Event, with Elimination Chamber itself serving as the last glass ceiling to break through before we reach the “Showcase of the Immortals” WrestleMania 40. That said, the WWE Superstars will not […]

Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland and Brian Cage vs. "Hangman" Adam Page, HOOK, and Rob Van Dam match graphic
JW Kirkland - Jul 4, 2021

With only a few weeks left, this episode of AEW Dynamite should help the rest of the upcoming Revolution pay-per-view take shape. Speaking of Revolution, Deonna Purazzo and AEW Women’s Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm will be in action against yet-to-be-announced foes before their showdown for the belt. We have a stellar tag team match set […]

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Chinyere Okafor - Jul 4, 2021

This week’s episode of WWE NXT was pre-taped on February 13. The event was set to feature two title matches, as well as other matches. This is a spoiler-free preview of the event. Here is all you need to know ahead of the February 20 edition of NXT. WWE NXT Full Match Card: Oba Femi (c) […]

A WWE Raw promotional graphic.
Laurence Gibbons - Jul 4, 2021

WWE Raw offers a PPV – sorry PLE – quality matches during its Elimination Chamber ‘go-home’ show. Gunther will defend his WWE Intercontintental Championship. Cody Rhodes will face Drew McIntyre and much more. Read our full WWE Raw preview below.  WWE Raw airs live 7CT/8ET on the USA Network.   Match Card (WWE Raw 2/19/24) Cody […]

A photo of AEW star Will Ospreay.
Marcos Gonzalez - Jul 4, 2021

Over the last few months, AEW has beaten companies, especially WWE, for three of the biggest names of this era. Those wrestlers are Will Ospreay, Kazuchika Okada, and Mercedes Moné. On paper, these are great signees but are three big faces always right for a company? In this article, you’ll find out why each superstar is […]