Stan Stasiak Death

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Stan Stasiak Death – Heart Failure 1937-1997 (Age 60) Once upon a time, a world championship was an honor granted to few individuals. To hold the belt meant something – even if the title reign was transitionary. While Stan Stasiak’s World-Wide Wrestling Federation Championship reign was brief, it was in recognition of his contributions to the industry and a reflection of an overall excellent career. Stan Stasiak was a wrestler who symbolized the travel and glory of the territory era. A Fiery Temper Leads to the Ring George Stipich was born on April 13, 1937 in Quebec, Canada. As a young man, he played hockey, including time in the Quebec Amateur Hockey Association. Stipich was an aggressive player, incurring penalty after penalty until his coach reportedly suggested he try his hand at professional wrestling. Stipich agreed, debuting in the late 1950’s with the nickname “The Crusher.” Eventually, he became known as

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Fritz Von Erich Death

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Fritz Von Erich Death – Brain and Lung Cancer 1929-1997 (age 68) Jack Adkisson, best known under his ring name of Fritz Von Erich, was a pioneer in the Texas territory of professional wrestling. Fritz was trained by the late Stu Hart in the 1950s. Throughout the 80s, Fritz was president of WCCW – a promotion in which his wrestling sons were the faces of the company. Crowds would pack the Dallas Sportatorium to see the Von Erichs square off against the rival Freebirds. Wrestling’s Cursed Family In one of the most talked about series of events in wrestling history, Fritz Von Erich would end up seeing five of his six sons buried. Fritz’ first son, Jack, died in 1959 from an accidental electrocution. Jack was only 7 years old. In 1984, David Von Erich, the star of WCCW died under speculated circumstances during a trip to Japan. He was 25. Three years

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Brian Pillman Death

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Brian Pillman Death – Heart Attack 1962-1997 (age 35) Brian Pillman was an underrated wrestler. Taken much too young, Pillman had runs with virtually every popular wrestling promotion in the late 80s through the mid 90s. In WCW he teamed with a young “Stunning” Steve Austin to form the Hollywood Blonds. By ’96, Pillman hit the WWF. Although his run was cut short due to his death, he was involved in some very memorable storylines, including the infamous “gun incident” in which Pillman is yielding a handgun at his home while waiting for the uninvited arrival of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. At just 35 years old, the Brian Pillman death happened much too soon, leaving the world of wrestling wondering why. This is the Brian Pillman death story. 5 years before his death: “Flyin’” Brian Pillman takes on Shane Douglas on an episode of WCW Saturday Night (October 17, 1992) The Cost

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