Thanks you for watching this video. Wrestle through injuries by numbing them with drugs and alcohol. He went on to play the role of powerhouse with the Hart Foundation, perfectly complementing Bret's in-ring technical prowess with a variety of physical moves including powerslams and spinebusters. July 13, 1982 August 18, 2005 Motorcycle accident 23 January 28, 1976 April 9, 1999 Intercerebral bleeding suffered during a match 25 David Adkisson , , July 22, 1958 February 10, 1984 Acute 25 Reid Fliehr , , February 26, 1988 March 29, 2013 26 Jimmy Banks , May 14, 1956 July 27, 1982 Heart attack 27 Thomas Russell Haas , , , March 27, 1974 December 15, 2001 Heart attack 27 , August 23, 1983 August 30, 2010 Brain aneurysm from multiple concussions and brain trauma 27 , May 17, 1972 April 19, 2000 Head injury suffered during a match 27 Louis Mucciolo Jr. Mustafa Ali -- The voice of my youth. Unclear how he died, but Okerlund had health problems dating back years. Dead Wrestlers List Dead Wrestlers mouse over picture to see cause of death complete list of deceased wrestlers click 49 Steve Williams May 14, 1960 - December 29, 2009 36 Umaga March 28, 1973 - December 4, 2009 76 Lou Albano July 29, 1933 - October 14, 2009 46 Mitsuharu Misawa June 18, 1962 - June 13, 2009 56 Playboy Buddy Rose November 15, 1952 - April 28, 2009 48 Steven Dunn December 9, 1960 - March 22, 2009 33 Andrew Test Martin March 17, 1975 - March 13, 2009 63 S.
In a pair of Twitter posts Wednesday morning, one of White's children said his father died of heart failure after battling pneumonia over the past month. The former pro wrestler, who enjoyed most of his success in the 1980s and '90s, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. Today is a super sad day for me and wrestling fans everywhere. But are these headlines surrounding deceased wrestlers warranted? Gone Too Soon: Deaths That Changed Wrestling. This can often be the decline, or end of a career.
A voice and sound track to an entire era of our industry. As for his nickname, Jesse The Body Ventura is credited with the name Mean Gene. Matt inspired everyone around him especially me early in my career. Matt, you will be missed my friend. Condolences to his friends and family. Only once did the paunchy second banana enter the ring: According to , he defeated heels Mr. The were the greatest of all time.
Share 'The portion that they're hoping to remove will be sent for pathology, which will determine what exactly we are dealing with and provide insight on future treatment plans and the next steps for the inoperable portion in my brain stem John9:1-3,' he added. He was eventually acquitted, although many of the surviving wrestlers from the 80s and 90s eras admit to taking steroids by their own willingness, including top billed talent like Hulk Hogan. After being taken to hospital, the former wrestler, who was also known as Brian Christopher, died the following day after his life support was turned off. The Hart Foundation re-formed for a short time in 1997 that consisted of Neidhart, Bret, Owen, Smith and Brian Pillman. His nickname was coined by Jesse The Body Ventura, despite Okerlund being renowned for his friendly disposition. Unfortunately, on Monday night his heart had enough and it was his time. Others to pay homage included wrestler turned actor Steve Austin, who said he was untouchable and simply the best.
Big E -- Mean Gene was the voice of millions of childhoods. When a wrestler dies, the headlines too often seem to include steroids, , early , or. Another wrestler dies and it would practically go unreported. Very few people can say that their work will forever be appreciated and remembered. Their Too Cool duo saw them perform in the late 1990s and early 2000s under the aliases Grand Master Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty.
We travel together I love him forever like a brother. Gene Okerlund was that person. Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling 2nd ed. This website is my small part to give back to those who entertained for a living and paid the ultimate price. Warrior died from a heart attack at age 54.
My thoughts are with and the rest of the Hart family. Mean Gene you will be missed and we will continue to love you. Every time I saw him he was positive and always had a smile on his face. Condolences to his friends and family. I just pray for his family to get through this. God bless family I never forget you Bubba.
Kerry committed suicide by a shot to the heart on February 18, 1993, on his father's ranch in Denton County, Texas. Though we listed the obvious and current stables and tag teams together, we counted wrestlers individually in our number. The rough life inside and outside the ring Someone please go tell Sid Vicious that wrestling is fake. Always told me how proud he was to have me in the wrestling business and appreciated what I stand for. Vader had undergone back in March and seemed to be doing well -- but his health took a turn for the worse and he wasn't able to recover. Experts suggest that a combination of the physical nature of the business, no , and the drug culture of the 1970s and 1980s contributes to high mortality rates among wrestlers. Benoit regardless of how his story ended, is one of the greatest Canadian wrestlers to come out of the famed Hart Dungeon.