Shad Gaspard Death

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Shad Gaspard – Drowning 1981-2020 (Age 39) Former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard has died. He was 39. Gaspard, known for his WWE run in the mid to late 2000s with tag partner, JTG, collectively formed the tag team Cryme Tyme. Details on the Death of Shad Gaspard On Sunday, May 17th, Gaspard was enjoying an afternoon at Marina del Ray beach with his family – wife Siliana, and 10-year-old son, Aryeh. A strong rip current pulled many swimmers away from the shore, including Shad and his son. Lifeguards were on the scene, and reportedly Shad instructed them to go after his son first. According to ESPN, the lifeguard, who also has a middle school-aged son, was presented with an excruciating dilemma as he recognized how big Shad was – 6 foot 6 inches, around 270 pounds… “Based on the gentlemen’s size and the conditions in the water… these are choices

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Howard Finkel Death

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Howard Finkel Death – Undisclosed Causes 1950-2020 (Age 69) WWE has confirmed the passing of legendary ring announcer, Howard Finkel. He was 69. Finkel (or “The Fink” as many fans from the 80s and 90s will fondly remember him by) was the first employee hired by the WWE. He was hired by Vince McMahon Sr. in 1975. At the time, the company was known as the “WWWF” – World Wide Wrestling Federation. Howard Finkel’s booming voice to introduce 80s stars like Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior will not soon be forgotten. Many regard Finkel as the greatest pro wrestling ring announcer of all time. A Long and Storied Career Not only the voice of a wrestling generation, Finkel found himself in the middle of WWE storylines on a number of occasions. Whether it was accepting a bribe from “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase, feuding with manager Harvey Whippleman,

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Rocky Johnson Death

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Rocky Johnson Death – Undisclosed Causes 1944-2020 (Age 75) WWE has confirmed the passing of “Soul Man”, Rocky Johnson. He was 75. Johnson was the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Rocky Johnson Wrestling Career Rocky Johnson was born in Nova Scotia in 1944, and by age 20 was already wrestling throughout Ontario. Throughout the 70s, Johnson wrestled for the NWA territories, notably feuding with other legends of the squared circle including Harley Race and Jerry Lawler. Perhaps most notable was Johnson’s early 1980s run. Wrestling under Vince McMahon’s booming World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), Johnson could be seen squaring off against the likes of Don Muraco, Adrian Adonis, “Iron” Mike Sharpe, Greg Valentine, and Buddy Rose. Rocky Johnson also had success in tag team action. Together, Johnson and Tony Atlas became the first ever Africa American tag team champions for the WWF. They formed the team “Soul Patrol”, capturing

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La Parka Death

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La Parka Death – Lung / Kidney Failure 1966-2020 (Age 55) La Parka, real name Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta, has died. He was 55. La Parka’s death is the unfortunate result of a wrestling spot gone wrong. The luchador was partaking in a four-way match against Rush, LA Park, and Murder Clown in Monterrey, Mexico for the promotion KAOZ. During the match, La Parka attempted a “suicide dive” on his opponent Rush. A suicide dive is a fairly common wrestling move that involves diving to the outside of the ring toward your opponent. La Parka had done the move many times before, but on October 21, 2019, it did not go according to plan. La Parka missed his opponent, hitting his head on the steel barrier and landing on the concrete floor. Video footage of the incident went viral on social media, albeit prior to the public knowing just how

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