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Wahoo McDaniel Death

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Wahoo McDaniel Death – Kidney Failure 1938-2002 (age 63) Edward McDaniel, best known by his nickname, “Wahoo” McDaniel, enjoyed a long career in both professional wrestling, as well as professional football. Most notably, Wahoo played for the Jets in the 60s. Wahoo began splitting his time between football and wrestling, eventually transitioning to wrestling full time by the late 60s. Wahoo’s Wrestling Career McDaniel spent time with various territories including the WWWF, NWA, Mid-Atlantic, AWA, WWC, and CWF. Throughout his career, Wahoo had notable feuds with Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, Gino Hernandez, and Greg Valentine, to name a few. Wahoo McDaniel Death By 1996, McDaniel was retired. Sadly, he wouldn’t live much longer. Wahoo McDaniel died on April 18, 2002 at the age of 63. According to the NY times, he had suffered from kidney failure. McDaniels was on a waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. Edward McDaniel was cremated.

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Bertha Faye Death

Bertha Faye - dead at 40 from heart attack. photo: wwe.com

Bertha Faye – Heart Attack 1961-2001 (age 40) Rhonda Ann Sing grew up around professional wrestling. As a child, she attended Stampede Wrestling events with her mother. During the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, Sing would change the world of the All Japan Women wrestling circuit, competing under the name Monster Ripper. She would later become known as Bertha Faye in the ring of the World Wrestling Federation. Sadly, her career ended quickly, and fans and fellow wrestlers would receive word of the Bertha Faye death news much too soon. 6 years before death: Bertha Faye calls out WWF Women’s Champion, Alundra Blayze (1995) Disappointing Runs in the WWF and WCW Weighing 260 pounds and standing at 5 foot 8 inches tall, Bertha Faye was very different from the other women who competed in the WWF. She stood out immediately when she first appeared on the scene in 1995. Due to her

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Gorilla Monsoon Death

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Gorilla Monsoon Death – Heart Failure 1937-1999 (age 62) Although the Gorilla Monsoon death news broke back in 1999, wrestling fans still fondly remember both the voice and wrestling persona of the 6 foot, 5 inch tall, 401 pound giant. Born Robert Marella, Gorilla Monsoon won the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship title twice over the course of his career. After he retired in 1981, Gorilla Monsoon became a road manager for the WWD and was an on-air commentator for matches. He even briefly served as the on-screen president of the WWF during the 1990s. Tragedy in the Marella Family The 1990s proved to be a very difficult time for the Marella family. On June 9, 1994, Gorilla Monsoon was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by friend Killer Kowalski, but soon after, tragedy struck his family. On July 4, 1994, Robert’s son, Joey, was killed in a tragic

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Giant Gonzalez Death

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Giant Gonzales Death – Diabetes and Heart Issues 1966-2010 (age 44) While the majority of wrestlers who take to the ring are larger than life, Giant Gonzalez took that term to a whole new level. Standing at a height of 8 feet and weighing 460 pounds, he was one of the tallest men to ever enter the professional wrestling ring. Although he never achieved massive success in either the WCW or the WWF, fans continue to remember him to this day. Health Issues Begin the Giant Gonzalez Death Story Like many men who are well above the average height and weight, Giant Gonzalez developed health issues at a young age. While he was able to try his skills as a professional basketball player and did wrestle from 1990 to 1995, Giant Gonzalez could not maintain the grueling pace of training and performing in the ring. His wrestling career was a fairly short

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