West Coast Deathmatch Legend Supreme Passes Away at 49

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Sad news from the West Coast on Wednesday when it was announced that Southern California deathmatch legend Supreme had died following a heart attack. Supreme was only 49 years old. Supreme’s nephew, Joey Muñoz (aka Kid Kaos) of Santino Bros. Wrestling announced the tragic news on Wednesday morning.

Burbank, California native Lester Perfors began his career in 1995, trained by Crayz. As “The Human Horror Film” Supreme, he would feud against Crayz for much of the 1990s in the West Coast indie scene. In 1999, he joined Los Angeles’ Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW), where he became a national star. From 1999 through the company’s demise in 2003, Supreme became one of XPW’s biggest stars, becoming a 4x XPW King of the Death Matches Champion.

In 2000, he would make his Japan debut with Frontier Martial-arts Wrestling (FMW) for a two-month tour in the fall. Alongside Homeless Jimmy, they would capture the WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championships from Gedo & Jado in FMW, before losing them on the final night of the tour in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

He still continued to be a presence on the West Coast indie circuit as well, working with Alternative Wrestling Show (AWS), Full Contact Wrestling LA (FCW LA), and Revolution Pro Wrestling (the now-defunct California promotion, not UK), as well as working with Full Impact Pro (FIP) in Florida and New York City’s short-lived Lucha Xtreme Wrestling (LXW).

He returned to Japan in the spring of 2005, this time working for Big Japan Wrestling (BJW) on the BJW x BYW Series tour, where he fought the likes of Abdullah Kobayashi, MASADA, MEN’s Teioh, Madman Pondo, Kintaro Kanemura, and Daisuke Sekimoto.

In 2005, he debuted in Mexico with Nueva Generacion Xtrema (NGX) and in 2007 he won the NGX Tag Team titles with Kid Kaos. He would Mexico throughout his career, also working for Perro Aguayo Jr.‘s Los Perros Del Mal (PDM), International Wrestling League (IWL), and Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU).

While his schedule slowed down in recent years, he still managed to make the occasional deathmatch on the West Coast, and in 2017 he debuted with Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) at GCW Road to Survival against Matt Tremont. In 2019, Santino Bros. Wrestling inducted Supreme into the inaugural class of the Southern California Death Match Hall of Fame.

Supreme was scheduled to face West Coast indie star Eli Everfly in a death match at Santino Bros. Wrestling this past March, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 shutdown. His family has set up a GoFundMe to raise money to help his wife Karen and son Kano during this time.

LWOPW sends its sincere condolences to the entire Perfors family, his friends, peers, and colleagues. Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world.

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