5 Wrestlers who tragically lost their loved ones
Pro-wrestling is a dangerous business and the sport has seen wrestlers lose their lives or have their careers ended with serious injuries – all in the ring. Owen Hart and Droz are primary examples.
Main eventers like Bret Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Edge and Daniel Bryan had to retire early due to injuries suffered in the ring as well.
But nothing is worse than losing a loved one and however tough a professional wrestler may seem on the surface, he/she takes the loss hard. Be it your children, parents, siblings or romantic interests, it affects the person badly.
Here is a list of five wrestlers who tragically lost a family member or a partner.
1. Bill DeMott
Bill Demott became more famous for his controversial role as head trainer of WWE’s developmental territories than his prowess inside the ring. Demott was accused by many WWE trainees of basically being a bully and racist.
Demott resigned from his post to ‘avoid any embarrassment to the company’ and was replaced as NXT head trainer by Albert.
However, personal tragedy struck Demott in 2015 when his daughter Keri passed away after a head-on motor vehicle crash in Florida. Keri was just 20 years of age and the driver of the other car was alleged to be DUI.
Demott took the loss of his daughter hard and has vowed to run for office in order to implement stricter DUI rules.