William Ogletree died on Tuesday after suffering a critical head injury at an unsanctioned wrestling event.
Ogletree was injured Sunday after taking a spine buster and was reported to have no brain activity on Tuesday. According to his uncle Jospeh Ogletree, William had only recently began competing in professional wrestling but had expressed interest in it for quite some time.
Oklahoma State Athletic Commission Joe Miller said this event was not licensed by the commission despite the state’s requirement for all professional wrestling events to receive approval before they begin. The promoter Leslie Hensley Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling (B.L.O.W.) did not comment on the incident.
Ogletree made the following post on social media prior to his match on Sunday:
“This Sunday I will be wrestling in a match with a lot of extremely talented people! I’m so excited to help with this. I am going to get beat up a lot so if you don’t like me this is the show for you!”