Decorated Germany pro wrestler Andreas Ullmann, who wrestled under the ring name Absolute Andy, has died. He was 40.
Details are still coming in on his passing on November 23, 2023, but it was broken by Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw):
Wir nehmen Abschied von einem der verdientesten Wrestler der wXw-Geschichte.
Ohne jeden Zweifel ist Absolute Andy einer der bekanntesten und beliebtesten Wrestler im deutschsprachigen Raum. In seiner beinahe 20 Jahre dauernden Karriere hat Absolute Andy alle großen Titel bei… pic.twitter.com/5egERgXAQZ
— wXw Germany (@wXwGermany) November 25, 2023
Translated by X: “We say goodbye to one of the most deserving wrestlers in wXw history. Without a doubt, Absolute Andy is one of the best-known and most popular wrestlers in German-speaking countries. In a career spanning almost 20 years, Absolute Andy has won every major title at wXw. 16 Carat Gold Winner, wXw Unified World Wrestling Champion, wXw Shotgun Champion, 5-time wXw World Tag Team Champion, wXw World Heavyweight Champion. Andy is the only wrestler to have all of these achievements on his resume. Over 330 times, Andy has laced up his boots for wXw and stepped into the ring against the best of the best. Bryan Danielson, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jeff Jarrett were among his opponents, as were Walter, Ilja Dragunov and Tommy End. His big tag teams Jay-AA, A-4, AbLas and Champions of Champions are part of our history. The day before yesterday, Andy lost his long battle against his illness and fell asleep in the presence of his wife. We wish his family and friends a lot of strength during this time and ask you to give them the necessary distance until we can all say goodbye to Andy together in the wXw ring with the respect that his life’s work deserves.”
Born on September 22, 1983, in Nuremberg, Bavaria, West Germany, the 6-foot-3, 275-pounder broke into the wrestling business in 2003.
He wrestled for German promotions such as Westside Xtreme Wrestling, German Hurricane Wrestling and German Stampede Wrestling (GSW).
In a couple of the promotions, he was elevated to World champion.
By far, most of his successes came in wXw, where he was twice wXw Unified World Wrestling champion, five times a tag champion, and won the 2018 wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament, the 2017 Mitteldeutschland Cup and the 2009 Ostdeutschland Cup.
Canadian wrestler Daniel Makabe posted his condolences: “Awful news to wake up to. Andy was always a pleasure to share a locker room with + made me feel at home whenever I’ve visited 🇩🇪 in the past. I wish his family + WXW peace & love in these moments.”
Impact star Speedball Mike Bailey shared his thoughts: “Rest in Peace Absolute Andy. His gigantic personality lit up every room and his kindness made Germany feel like home to any who got to spend time with him.”