An unfortunate and tragic loss of a young man. As others have said, he was one of the most believable babasses on the deathmatch scene, and will be missed. Since the tributes started pouring in, Iíve been quite surprised by the amount of people saying he was a gentle, humbe and respectful guy outside of the ring. It just shows you how good he was in that he could make us all believe that he was the complete opposite of that when he got in the ring.
Shit, I saw him wrestle in person less than a year ago I think. Scary that he's just gone now.
Was this his match against Matt Tremont back at the arena by any chance? Iíve seen a couple of wrestlers in action live that have since passed away (Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Trent Acid) but once I actually met, shook hands and posed for photos with a wrestler who is no longer with us. It was Bison Smith, who wrestled extensively for NOAH in Japan. It certainly gives an eerie feeling, looking back at the photo.
Am I the only one not surprised to read someone died young, and is a current CZW wrestler? Is anyone else seeing the connection here.
He hadnít wrestled for CZW for almost a year.
Brain Damage should've done what Dean Ambrose did and got out while he could.
And done what? Get signed by Vince? Are you mental? Shouldnít every wrestler in the whole wide world just do that, if itís that simple? Should he have just sacked CZW off and headlined Wrestlemanina? Ambrose would still be going on the indies if he hadnít have had the amazing fortune of being picked up by the WWE.
Brain Damage was a straight up deathmatch guy. He chose his style and worked as stiff and tough as hell. Can you really see him fitting into mainstream wrestling? Itís not right to try to paint deathmatch wrestlers of victims of the promotions. They donít have to do it. They chose to be involved with the style. Some people, like Mad Man Pondo have been doing it relatively safely since the 90ís.