10 wrestlers who passed away in 2018
- From WWE legends and icons to other wrestlers, 2018 has seen a tragic amount of losses. We pay respect to the departed legends
2018 has been quite a tragic year for pro wrestling. It's inevitable for any human being to pass away at some point, but this year has seen even more deaths in the wrestling world than usual.
Naturally, this comes as sad news as it's always tough to see our childhood heroes and other influential superstars eventually pass on.
We often take for granted how difficult life on the road is for pro wrestlers. They dedicate the prime years of their lives travelling and entertaining us, the fans and they sacrifice things such as family time and their own well-being. It was often tougher in the older days during the territory period.
Due to rough schedules, wrestlers were often forced to cope with things such as alcohol and pills. Nowadays, while the schedule is hectic, things have definitely changed when it comes to coping up. And that's an improvement not to be taken for granted.
With all that said, we dedicate this list in memory of not only the ten wrestlers who passed away but all the others who passed on and gave their lives for the wrestling business.
#10 Brian Christopher (January 10, 1972 – July 29, 2018)
This was an extremely tragic case. Brian Christopher, aka Brian Lawler, tragically passed away in what was deemed as "suicide".
Just for a little backstory here - In early July 2018, Brian Lawler was found guilty of DUI (Driving Under Influence) and evading the police. He was subsequently arrested, and later in the month, he was founded hanging in a jail cell. He was brain dead and his life support was soon taken away.
Jerry Lawler himself has spoken to the media and said that he doesn't buy the story of his suicide. It's all too convenient and he implied that Christopher was set up and murdered by someone in the jail cell.