The Crusher Death

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The Crusher Death – Brain Tumor 1926-2005 (Age 79) Reggie “The Crusher” Lisowski was one of wrestling’s true working-class heroes, a tough guy who drank beer, smoked cigars, and kicked ass wherever he went. While “The Crusher” was supposed to be a heel, fans couldn’t help but admire his character, turning him into one of wrestling’s most beloved figures. Lisowski’s tag team with his kayfabe cousin Dick the Bruiser added more championships to his already impressive collection of singles and tag team belts. With his Bolo Punch finisher and catchphrase, “How ‘bout dat”? Da Crusher was one of wrestling’s most colorful, yet relatable characters. Lisowski lived until 79 when a brain tumor ended his life. From Working Class Stiff to Working Class Hero Reggie Lisowski was born on July 11, 1926 in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a city he would become well-known in. After playing fullback in high school, Lisowski served

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Lord Alfred Hayes Death

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Lord Alfred Hayes Death – Stroke 1928-2005 (age 76) Born on August 8, 1928 in London, England, Alfred Hayes would rely on his English accent and dignified attitude to present himself as an arrogant heel or friendly Englishman. Hayes competed as a wrestler before managing wrestlers and later, serving as an announcer and Vince McMahon’s sidekick on the WWF’s Tuesday Night Titans show. A Distinguished Athlete Hayes was a distinguished athlete, becoming the youngest British 7th dan black belt in judo and the youngest British heavyweight champion, just two years into his wrestling career. After years as a babyface (or “blue-eyes” as babyfaces were called in England), Hayes toured in North America, returning as a heel. Hayes began to manage wrestlers during the 1970’s, with his persona of an arrogant Englishman serving him well. However, Hayes occasionally found himself in the ring as well, as seen when he feuded with Bobby “The Brain”

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Chris Candido Death

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Chris Candido Death – Pneumonia 1972-2005 (age 33) Before his life was cut short, Skip Candido had an impressive wrestling career spanning several promotions. He is arguably most remembered as being “Skip” from the WWF. Alongside valet (and real-life girlfriend) Sunny – the duo were known as The Bodydonnas. The Bodydonnas gimmick portrayed Skip and Sunny as arrogant work-out freaks, continuously taunting the crowd for being fat and out of shape. Aside from his run with the Bodydonnas, Candido spent a brief period in the WCW. He stayed long enough to pick up a Cruiserweight title, but ultimately would head to the independents. Prior to Candido’s WCW run, he spent 1996-1999 with ECW. He had a successful run with the promotion and was given the moniker “No Gimmicks Needed” – appropriate considering the WWE had given him a pretty ridiculous gimmick with the Bodydonnas. In 1995, Wrestling Observer named Chris Candido the Most Underrated Wrestler of the Year,

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Eddie Guerrero Death

Eddie Guerrero Death – Heart Failure / Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease 1967-2005 (age 38) The Eddie Guerrero death story was a tragic one that happened on the morning of Sunday, November 13th, 2005. In his early life, Guerrero graduated from El Paso’s Jefferson High School in 1985. He was quick to follow in the footsteps of his family by entering the world of wrestling. His father, Gory Guerrero, had been a well-known wrestler in Mexico, and his three older brothers, Chavo, Hector, and Mando, were all wrestlers as well. Eduardo “Eddie” Guerrero first gained momentum in the early 90s while wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Prior to this he had some brief stints with WCW – initially debuting as a jobber in 1989. His move back to WCW in 1995 would prove more successful, with Guerrero taking part in memorable storylines with DDP, Chris Jericho, and Chavo. 10 years before his death: Eddie Guerrero takes on

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