Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ring related deaths of American professional wrestlers

     Over the past few decades an alarming  number of American professional wrestlers have died.  Below is a list of the ring related deaths of National and Modern era American wrestlers.

Steve Romero (Jay Youngblood)  9/2/85.   Died following a tag team match in Melbourne, Australia.  He reportedly died from complications of a lacerated spleen.

Owen Hart  5/23/99.   Fell to his death while performing an entrance stunt during the Over the Edge WWE pay per view in Kansas City, Missouri.

Larry Booker (Moondog Spot)  11/29/03.  Sustained a fatal heart attack during a tag team match in Memphis, Tennessee.

Larry Cameron 12/13/93.  Experienced a fatal heart attack during a match in Bremen, Germany.

Chris Candido  4/28/05.  Suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism while recovering from orthopedic surgery to repair injuries sustained during an April 24, 2005 match.


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