A rising talent in the Florida indie circuit, on Thursday Chris Sims – professionally known as Dr. Rex Bacchus – succumbed to cancer at the age of 35. The news was broken by several places, including Major League Wrestling (MLW).
Florida Indie Wrestler Dr. Rex Bacchus Passes Away
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) January 17, 2019
Rex Bacchus was a late bloomer in the business, only starting as a 31-year old in 2015. He trained out of the Team Vision Dojo in Florida and has been a regular for I BELIEVE Wrestling ever since. He also competed for other Florida promotions, such as American Combat Wrestling (ACW), EVOLVE, IGNITE, Full Impact Pro and recently on the November event, Fightland for MLW. He was a multi-time tag team champion on the Florida indies, capturing the RIOT Pro Tag Team and Full Throttle Pro Tag Team Championships alongside Chico Adams.
Saddened to hear about the passing of Rex Bacchus. He was a part of The WWN Family and a big part of the Florida scene. He fought a brave battle against cancer. Condolences to his friends and family. RIP. pic.twitter.com/C7C2NodEuq
— Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) January 17, 2019
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Rex Bacchus this morning the Florida wrestling community will miss you. I always remember our conversations before and after every Florida show it was pleasure to have shared in our wrestling journey together rest easy my friend! pic.twitter.com/xC2trZ88Yg
— Parrow (@Parrow_) January 17, 2019
Everyone at WrestleCade Entertainment is saddened by the passing of Rex Bacchus following a long illness.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to his friends and family.
*photo courtesy of Fisticuffs Photography and taken during WrestleCade Weekend 2018. pic.twitter.com/tLN00tU5WZ
— WrestleCade (@WrestleCade) January 18, 2019
RIP Rex Bacchus. Gone but never forgotten. Gonna miss you bro! pic.twitter.com/hswsKhN8DR
— Vandal(Ortagun)🇹🇷 (@JVandal1) January 17, 2019
— Generation Championship Wrestling – GCW (@GCW420) January 17, 2019
Really sad to find out Rex Bacchus passed away this morning. #FuckCancer
— Rich Bocchini (@RichBocchini) January 17, 2019