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Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:17 pm
RIP Zeus



I hope Bix gets Covid.

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That really sucks. I hate the Steelers but he was one of the greatest of all time and a good guy. And he really loved wrestling and tried hard. Those who trained him and Ric Flair said they wished he would go full time because he was such a quick learner with the minimal amount of training he was able to get in he would have been very good.

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RIP Kevin Greene



And RIP Dave's mum.




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Post by Ocelot » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:20 pm

He was Brock Lesnar before Brock Lesnar and could have killed anyone he faced in the ring. RIP.

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Butch Reed, who was one of the top pro wrestlers in the world in the early-to-mid 80s and had a number of memorable World title matches with Ric Flair, passed away today at the age of 66.

Reed had suffered two massive heart attacks in recent weeks and had been battling for his life ever since.


Reed's career peak would have been as a headliner with Mid South Wrestling, where at times he was both a top babyface and a top heel in the promotion, and headlined the Superdome before huge crowds in battles with Flair and Junkyard Dog.

Reed had been a career babyface, starting out as a shy but super athlete with a great physique in Kansas City. He was a star at Central Missouri State in football and had a combination of speed, power, and agility that few men in the history of the business possessed. He was both a sprinter and a powerlifter, to go along with his football prowess.

In Florida, Reed got a big break under booker Dory Funk Jr. during a period when Dusty Rhodes was out of the state and Reed and Sweet Brown Sugar (Skip Young) were built around as the top babyfaces.

Reed was exceptionally over, and had classic matches with Flair in 1982 going under his real name Bruce Reed. He also had success in Georgia, including winning the 1983 Thanksgiving night tag team tournament at the Omni with Pez Whatley as his partner, before coming to Mid South as the babyface Hacksaw Butch Reed.

It was there that he and Buddy Landel turned on JYD for a hot program. Reed was the top heel in the promotion and one of the most exciting wrestlers in the business. He had a great ability to carry opponents as his "Ghetto street fight" matches with JYD are generally considered the best matches of JYD's career.

When JYD left the promotion for the WWF, after a failure of trying to use former Canadian football star George Welles in the JYD spot as Master Gee, Watts turned Reed babyface with the idea of making him the biggest star in the company.

Reed did well in the spot, drawing big crowds with Flair in New Orleans, but in the long run couldn't follow JYD as a draw. Eventually he and Watts butted heads and he left, and never really achieved the level of success elsewhere.

After a forgettable period in the AWA, he went to WWF as "The Natural Butch Reed," with bleached blond hair. The idea was taken from Sweet Daddy Siki, a star from the prior generation. Vince McMahon was behind the idea big, and even bragged to people that he would be the next Gorgeous George.
He was due to win the IC title the night Honky Tonk Man did but no-showed.

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RIP Butch Reed


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Tom Cole, the former teenage ring crew worker that kick started the WWF scandals by claiming several WWF employees were trying to force him to have sex has died.


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NWA'S JOSEPH 'JOCEPHUS' HUDSON PASSES AWAY
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Joseph Hudson, known as both Jocephus and The Question Mark in the National Wrestling Alliance, has passed away.

NWA President Billy Corgan announced the death on his Instagram account, writing the following:

It’s with a heavy heart that I share that my friend and brother in wrestling, Joseph Hudson, has passed away suddenly from an as-yet undiagnosed medical issue. NWA fans would know him as Jocephus as well as The Question Mark; where thanks to the great fans at GPB Studios in Atlanta, Joseph was able to receive the kind of support in the ring he’d always dreamt of. He is survived by a young son whom he loved dearly, and if anything would pain him about leaving this Earth it would be not being able to be there for his boy. RIP Joseph, love to you and Godspeed.

"Sad news tonight folks," Dutch Mantell wrote on Twitter. "My friend, Joseph Hudson, who went by the wrestling name Jocephus and portrayed a young Bruiser Brody in the [Dark Side of the Ring] episode 1 passed away tonight. It is believed that he either suffered a stroke or an aneurysm."

Jocephus is best known for his his run in the NWA following Corgan’s acquisition of the brand in 2017. He feuded with then NWA World Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm, leading to two title matches in 2017 and 2018, both unsuccessful. Prior to the NWA shutting down production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he had aligned himself with Aron Stevens under the masked persona The Question Mark.
RIP, the Question Mark character was great :(

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:02 am

RIP Jocephus

Terrible news.


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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:06 pm

RIP Jim Crockett Jr

He made some great wrestling. Perhaps the greatest wrestling.


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Post by Ocelot » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:38 pm

He was responsible for some of my happiest childhood memories. Kinda choked up here....

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