Category Archives: Dead Wrestlers
Sylvester Ritter better known in WWE as The Junkyard Dog was born on December 13, 1952. Junkyard Dog died on June 2, 1998, in a single-car accident as he was returning home from his daughter’s high school graduation. The apparent cause was falling asleep at the wheel.
Scott Charles Bigelow better known in WWE as Bam Bam Bigelow was born on September 1, 1961. Bam Bam Bigelow died on January 19, 2007 at the age of 45. Bigelow’s death was due to multiple drugs found in his system including toxic levels of cocaine and the Benzedrine, Temazepam. Bigelow was also suffering from a heart problem, specifically arteriosclerosis cardiovascular disease.
Curtis Michael “Curt” Hennig better known in WWE as Mr. Perfect was born on March 28, 1958. Mr. Perfect died on Feb. 10, 2003 at the age of 44. He was found dead in a Florida hotel room. His father said that steroids and painkillers contributed to his death.
John Anthony Tenta better known in WWE as “Earthquake” was born on June 22, 1963. Earthquake died on June 7, 2006, from bladder cancer at the age of 42.
Raymond W. Traylor, Jr. better known in WWE as The Big Boss Man was born on May 2, 1963. Big Boss Man died on Sept. 22, 2004, due to a fatal heart attack at 42.
Eduardo “Eddie” Gory Guerrero Llanes better known as Eddie Guerrero was born on October 9, 1967. Eddie Guerrero died on Nov. 13, 2005, at age 38, from an enlarged heart, due to years of drug abuse.
Rodney Agatupu Anoa’i better known as Yokozuna was born on October 2, 1966. Yokozuna died of a fatal heart attack on Oct. 22, 2000 at age 34.
Owen James Hart better known as Owen Hart was born on May 7, 1965. Owen Hart died on May 23, 1999 at age 33, from a 50-foot fall from ceiling to ring.