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Billy Blue River dead at 79

Billy Blue River, the long-time wrestler and promoter, and dedicated husband to women's wrestling great Beverly Shade, died on May 15, 2024. He was 79. Though he had been crippled for years, confined mainly to their home in Mississippi, many point to the death of...

Bob Bruggers, dead at 80, followed Wahoo into wrestling

Bob Bruggers, who died on Friday, May 10, owes his wrestling career to his roommate while he played pro football -- Wahoo McDaniel. They were both on the Miami Dolphins in the American Football League in the inaugural 1966 and 1967 seasons. "When I was with the...

South African wrestler X-Terminator dies

The Honour Wrestling Association, among others, announced the death of South African wrestler George Wilhelm, who was known as X-Terminator. In a Facebook post on May 10, 2024, Honour Wrestling Association wrote A legend of South African wrestling has been lost. X...

Mat Matters: Mourning the death of my best friend Major DeBeers

It's with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Edmund Jones -- who wrestled Major DeBeers -- after a long battle with numerous ailments on Tuesday, April 16. Ed was not only my longest running wrestling protege but my best friend and the best man at my...

Shooter Tony Jones dead at 53

Veteran wrestler "The Shooter" Tony Jones, who many saw in the documentary Beyond the Mat, has died. Details are still coming in on the cause of death, apparently on April 11, 2024. Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Jones suffered a heart...

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