We take a look at some of the Wrestlers who have died while performing in WWE.
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“Who Died From WWE?”
Since the early 1990s, WWE has been plagued by tragedies, most of which have involved the death of a performer. This list looks at ten wrestlers who died while working for WWE, either in the ring or as a result of backstage issues.
While all deaths are tragic, some of the stories on this list are particularly heartbreaking. Owen Hart’s death, for example, occurred during a live pay-per-view event, and his wife eventually sued WWE over it. Chris Benoit’s story is also particularly tragic, as he killed his wife and son before taking his own life.
Here are ten wrestlers who died while working for WWE:
1. Owen Hart
2. Big Boss Man
3. Crash Holly
4. Eddie Guerrero
5. John Cena Sr.
6. Lance Cade
7. Macho Man Randy Savage
8. Miss Elizabeth
9. Sensational Sherri
“The Ultimate Warrior”
On April 8, 2014, “The Ultimate Warrior” died from a heart attack at the age of 54. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame just two days before his death.
The Bella Twins are a professional wrestling tag team consisting of real-life twins, Nikki and Brie Bella. Both sisters are former WWE Divas Champions, with Nikki having held the title twice. They are both former WWE Tag Team Champions, with Brie holding the title once and Nikki holding it twice.
Curt Hennig, also known by his ring name “Mr. Perfect”, was a professional wrestler who died in 2003 from acute cocaine intoxication. Hennig was a well-known and popular wrestler, and his death came as a shock to the wrestling community.
“The British Bulldog”
WWE wrestler “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith died on May 18, 2002, at the age of 39. The cause of death was a heart attack.
Owen Hart was a Canadian professional wrestler who died in 1999 while performing a stunt at a WWE event. He fell 78 feet (24 m) to his death from the rafters of the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, during the Over the Edge pay-per-view event.
born Joan Marie Laurer, was an American professional wrestler and actress. She is best known for her time in WWE. She was the first woman to hold the WWE Intercontinental Championship and is also a former WWE Women’s Champion. Chyna first came to prominence in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1997, where she was billed as the “Ninth Wonder of the World” After leaving the WWF in 2001, she pursued a career in pornography.
She died on April 20, 2016, at the age of 46.
Test died from WWE on July 5, 2014, at the age of 33.
Eddie Guerrero was an American professional wrestler who died in 2005. He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and began his career in the late 1980s. Guerrero wrestled for several years in Mexico and Japan before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1995.
He quickly became one of the most popular wrestlers on the WWF roster, winning the European Championship, Intercontinental Championship, and Tag Team Championship. In 2002, he was sidelined with an injury but returned to action the following year.
In November 2005, Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room. The autopsy revealed that he had died of heart failure due to undiagnosed hypertension and arteriosclerosis.
“The Big Show”
Paul Wight, best known by his ring name “The Big Show”, is an American professional wrestler and actor currently signed to WWE. Wight began his career in World Championship Wrestling (WCWC) in 1995, where he was billed as The Giant. At 2° tall and 500lb, Wight is the fourth tallest professional wrestler ever.
In 1998, WCW began to push Wight as a monster heel under the name Big Show. He enjoyed a successful first year with several marquee wins over top-level talent such as Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Bret Hart and Diamond Dallas Page. He won his first WCW World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Hulk Hogan at Halloween Havoc.