NWA Pacific Northwest Star Rip Oliver Passes Away at 67

Fans of the 1980's NWA and its territories have had a rough year with the passing of many legends and personalities. On Thursday night,...
Nick Steel

New England Indie Veteran Nick Steel Passes Away

The New England indie scene was shocked on Saturday to discover that near 30-year veteran "Nightmare" Nick Steel has passed away. https://twitter.com/jay_freddie/status/1228768408407281672 Nick Steel began his...

European Star Franz Van Buyten Passes Away at 81

On Tuesday, NXT General Manager William Regal shared the news that a former mentor and European grappler, Franz Van Buyten, has passed away. The...
Kenji Matsunaga

Kenji Matsunaga, Co-Founder of All Japan Women’s Wrestling, Passes at 84

It was announced last week that Kenji Matsunaga, one of the Matsunaga brothers who founded the heavily influential All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling (AJW),...

Carlos Rocha, “The Portuguese Champion”, Passes Away at 93

A veteran of the NWA territories, especially in Canada, Portuguese wrestler Carlos Rocha, who worked from the 1940s through the 1970s, passed away on...

Puerto Rican Legend Hercules Ayala Passes Away at 69

An early star in the Puerto Rican wrestling scene who gained national attention wrestling in various National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) territories, from his native...

American Hardcore Legend Justice Pain Passes Away at 41

The world of hardcore and deathmatches got some bad news on Friday night, as it was announced that one of the pioneers of American...

Canadian Wrestler “Dr.Hannibal” Steve Gillespie Passes Away at 56

Some sad news out of Canada, as former Canadian indie wrestler "Dr. Hannibal" Steve Gillespie has passed away at the age of 56. Steve...

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson Passes Away at 75

It's been a rough start to the New Year for wrestling legends, as legends and veterans are starting to pass on to the great...

Japanese Legend Kazuo Sakurada Passes Away at Age 71

A 30-year veteran of the ring as a performer and trainer, Japan's Kazuo Sakurada, best known as either Mr. Sakurada or the Japanese version...