2015 FINISHES (RIP)

2015 Deaths

Hack_Meyers

HACK MEYERS
Donald Haviland
December 7, 1973 – December 5, 2015

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TOMMY GILBERT
Thomas Edward Gilbert
January 15, 1940 – November 26, 2015

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NICK BOCKWINKEL
Nicholas Warren Francis Bockwinkel
2009 CAC Iron Mike Mazurki Award honoree
CAC President 2007 – 2014
Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer
December 6, 1934 – November 14, 2015

Don Fargo

DON FARGO
Donald Vincent Kalt
2004 CAC honoree
October 3, 1930 – November 8, 2015

BOWMAN-BILL1A

BILL BOWMAN/BILL SKY
William David Bowman
2009 CAC honoree, former CAC and GCWR director
July 1, 1933 – October 6, 2015

DIETER-AXEL SR 1A

AXEL DIETER, SR.
Axel Dieter Barthel
December 14, 1933 – September 28, 2015

RAGE-ROBBIE1A

ROBBIE RAGE
1961 – September 28, 2015

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George O’Brien
Author, ‘Wrestling to Rasslin’
1934 – September 27, 2015

IADEVAIA-FRANK1A

FRANK IADEVAIA
Jersey All Pro Wrestling promoter
1972 – September 23, 2015

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PERCIVAL A. (AL) FRIEND
Albion Joseph Friend
2004 CAC Honoree
June 26, 1945 – September 23, 2015

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THE DRUNKEN IRISHMAN
James Prentice
1976 – September 22, 2015

SHABAZZ-SHABBA1A

SHABBA SHABAZZ
Arnold L. Russell
1971 – September 21, 2015

BRADY-JIM1A

JIM BRADY
James L. Berry
Son of Ralph “Wild Red” Berry
1939 – August 25, 2015

DARNELL-MARIE1A

MARIE DARNELL
Sylvia Marie Puckett Clarke
1937 – August 24, 2015

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DUKE MYERS
Louis Floyd Myers
2007 CAC Honoree
August 22, 2015

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“ROWDY” RODDY PIPER
Roderick Toombs
2001 REEL Award Winner
April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015

VICIOUS-VICTOR1A

VICTOR VICIOUS
Gregory G. Cox
November 20, 1964 – July 20, 2015

HORNBY-FRED5A

FRED HORNBY
Historian
1938 – July 15, 2015

LANE-BILLY1A

BILLY LANE
William E. Kiper
August 14, 1961 – July 9, 2015

MOE-CURLY2A

CURLY MOE
Donald Chester Zalesky
April 3, 1962 – July 1, 2015

HEAVY D1A

HEAVY D
Dennis J. Wright
July 8, 1965 – July 1, 2015

DAISY MAE 2A

The Original DAISY MAE
Nancy Taylor Lewis
October 10, 1929 – June 23, 2015

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“NATURE BOY” BUDDY LANDEL
William Ensor
August 14, 1961 – June 22, 2015

BLACKSMITH-ANDY2A

ANDY BLACKSMITH
Stephen B. Celata
July 29, 1964 – June 21, 2015

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CORA COMBS
Cora Svonsteckik
March 17, 1927 – June 21, 2015

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BUDDY WARD
Alfred Woodward
1935 – June 18, 2015

BAKER-BARBARA2A

BARBARA BAKER
Barbara Collins
1932 – June 12, 2015

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DUSTY RHODES
Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.
October 12, 1945 – June 11, 2015

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SGT. BOSS
Vernon Blanton, Jr.
1970 – June 10, 2015

PRODIGY1A

PRODIGY
Reggie Rivers
1985 – June 7, 2015

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TOMMY ROGERS
Thomas R. Crouch
May 14, 1961 – June 1, 2015

NEWTON-ERIK1A

ERIC NEWTON
Promoter, Revival Pro Wrestling
May 29, 2015

COLEMAN-BILL1A

BILL COLEMAN
William Wallace Coleman
1941 – May 24, 2015

CUNNINGHAM-BOBBY1A

BOBBY CUNNINGHAM
Referee – West Texas
1949 – May 20, 2015

STRIKES-DAN1A

DAN STRIKES
Daniel J. Pacheco
July 20, 1981 – May 20, 2015

CAIDIN-ERIC1A

ERIC CAIDEN
Promoter; proprietor, Hollywood Book & Poster Shop
December 7, 1952 – May 18, 2015

Joseph F

JOSEPH ANTHONY FRANCIOSI
Joe Schmo
Writer, producer
January 25, 1971 – May 15, 2015

GUST-HERMAN1A

HERMAN GUST
Herman Gust Funk
Promoter, South-west U.S.
August 13, 1926 – May 14, 2015

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JIMMY CLYDESDALE
Manager
Daniel C. Schwartz
January 30, 1984 – May 8, 2015

ARTHUR-EMILY1A

EMILY ARTHUR
Emily June Arthur Clark
1966 – May 7, 2015

JINES-CHARLES1A

CHARLES ‘KILLER’ JINES
Wrestler, promoter
June 22, 1949 – May 6, 2015

MAGNETT-RITCHIE2XX

RICHIE MAGNETT
Richard Francis Magnett
April 18, 1964 – May 2, 2015

MAYNEZ-CARLOS1A

CARLOS MAYNEZ
Carlos Maynez Flores
UWA Mexico promoter
1943 – April 29, 2015

DETTON-DEAN JR2A

DEAN DETTON, JR.
Referee, son of World Heavyweight Champion
October 23, 1931 – April 29, 2015

HARA-SUSUMU1A

ASHURA HARA
Susumu Hara
January 8, 1947 – April 28, 2015

Verne Gagne

VERNE GAGNE
Laverne Clarence Gagne
AWA Promoter, 2006 Lou Thesz Award Winner
February 26, 1926 – April 27, 2015

REYNA-RUDY1A

RUDY REYNA
Andres Rodolfo Reyna Torres
1946 – April 27, 2015

VERDUGO-EL1A

EL VERDUGO
Francisco Ortiz
1957 – April 22, 2015

WRIGHT-RON1A

RON WRIGHT
Luther Ronald Wright
1938 – April 21, 2015

SZAKACS-PETER1A

PETER SZAKACS
1929 – April 12, 2015

RAYBORN-JOHNNY1A

JOHNNY RAYBORN
Referee
July 10, 1963 – April 10, 2015

NORTON-SPIKE1A

SPIKE NORTON
Brendan A. Fields
1988 – April 6, 2015

RICKARD-STEVE1A

STEVE RICKARD
Sydney Mervin Batt
Former member, CAC Board of Directors
September 3, 1929 – April 5, 2015

TUPAK-JESSE1A

JESSE TUPAK 
Jesus Martinez
1965 – March 30, 2015

HARMS-BOB1A

BOB HARMS
Robert Victor Harms
September 9, 1940 – March 23, 2015

KIDMAN-JOEY1A

JOEY KIDMAN
Joseph Stuart Handelman
January 6, 1993 – March 23, 2015

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EL HIJO DEL PERRO AGUAYO
Pedro Aguayo Ramirez
July 23, 1979 – March 21, 2015

CINCINNATI RED1A

CINCINNATI RED
Gregory Scott Daves
October 17, 1974 – March 20, 2015

JONES-BOBBY1A

BOBBY JONES
Robert Edward Jones
March 2, 1931 – March 12, 2015

DEACON-JOHNNY2A

JOHNNY DEACON
Donnie Lee Watson
1971 – March 12, 2015

VALENTINO-RUDY1A

RUDY VALENTINO
1941 – March 9, 2015

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GRAN MARKUS, JR.
Markus Jimenez
March 6, 2015

MARLO-BUDDY1A

WILD MAN’ BUDDY MARLO
Walter Young
November 4, 1943 – March 2, 2015

PARKER-TIM2A

TIM ‘POWERHOUSE’ PARKER
December 7, 1963 – February 25, 2015

MUHAMMAD-ALI1A

ALI MUHAMMED
Anthony Rufo
1967 – February 15, 2015

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RICHARD SZCZYPINSKI
Referee
1947 – February 15, 2015

RUSKA-WILLEM1A

WILLEM RUSKA
1972 Olympic dual Gold Medalist in Judo
August 29, 1940 – February 14, 2015

JONAS-MARK1A

MARK ‘FREIGHT TRAIN’ JONAS
1967 – February 14, 2015

CHARLES-TONY2A

TONY CHARLES
Tony Charles Scott
July 15, 1935 – February 13, 2015

McDONALD-DREW1B

BEN DOON McDONALD 
Charles Shaw
October 16, 1945 – February 9, 2015

CARREON-T1A

TITO CARREON
2007 Honoree, Life Member
September 1, 1930 – February 8, 2015

WINTERS-LARRY1A

LARRY WINTERS
John Charyszyn
April 16, 1956 – January 27, 2015

KRAMER-GEORGE1A

GEORGE ‘TINY’ KRAMER
George B. Kramer
August 20, 1933 – January 24, 2015

SINGH-PAUL1A

PAUL ‘BOMBER’ SINGH
Paul Singh Dhaliwal
1914 – January 20, 2015

LEE-PHYLLIS1A

PHYLLIS LEE
Phyllis Lee Zuver
1938 – January 18, 2015

THUNDER-JOHNNY2A

JOHNNY THUNDER
John Stewart
1934 – January 16, 2015

DOWNS-D5A

DOTTY DOWNS
Dorothy Lee Johnson
September 29, 1936 – January 8, 2015

ARSON-TIM3A

TIM ARSON
Timothy R. Calkins, Jr.
December 27, 1976 – January 7, 2015

MALUMBA-GREAT1A

THE GREAT MALUMBA/PRINCE KUMALI
Gordon Petrie
September 11, 1921 – January 2015