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WWE News: Nick 'Big Bully' Busick passes away

1.36K   //    09 May 2018, 17:26 IST

Nick 'Big Bully' Busick passes away
Nick 'Big Bully' Busick passes away

What's the story?

WWE is one the biggest wrestling promotion in the world, and it is in this position due to the incredible management, as well as the whole roster of talent that it had at its disposal when the company needed it. 

One such superstar was Nick 'Big Bully' Busick. He wrestled with the company in 1977 as an enhancement talent, and later in between the period of 1989 to 1991. 

WWE confirmed the news that Big Bully Busick passed away on the 8th of May at the age of 63.

In case you didn't know...

Younger fans may not be familiar with the work of Busick due to the time that he worked for the company. He started his career working for WWE, then known as WWWF as an enhancement talent. He developed his own persona over the years as a 'bully' and portrayed a stereotypical bully, coming to the ring wearing his derby hat, sweater, along with the handlebar mustache he proudly displayed on his face. 

His best run with the company came in the nineties when he was paired with Harvey Wippleman as his manager. He was an excellent heel and would feud with top well-known babyfaces such as Bret Hart, the British Bulldog, Sid Justice, Jimmy Snuka and the Brooklyn Brawler. He used to antagonize the crowd by doing things like popping a child's balloon at ringside. 

He would later leave wrestling and become a bodyguard and also promote Mixed Martial Arts.

The heart of the matter

Nick 'Big Bully' Busick passed away on the 8th of May. He had been battling with Cancer, and his surgery in the year of 2016 had been unsuccessful. He had cancer in his brain and esophagus, and more recently was diagnosed with cancer in his spinal fluid.

The last diagnosis had forced him to enter into hospice care before coming home earlier in this month. 

What's next?

Busick died on May 8 in Weirton, West Virginia, where he was receiving hospice care.


We at Sportskeeda wish Busick's family and friends strength in this sad time.

Our Tribute

The colorful personality of Big Bully Busick may never be matched again in a WWE ring. Times have changed and with it the style of wrestling.

At the time, Busick was extremely important for the heel work that he provided. He was an excellent opponent for babyfaces to feud with, and he made them all look good.

You can watch Busick in action here:

Busick's loss is a huge one to the wrestling community as a whole. We at Sportskeeda wish that he may rest in peace.

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