Former WWE Tough Enough competitor Brian Danovich has passed away at the age of 38.

Danovich’s sister commented on the passing with the below remarks.

“It breaks my heart that I couldn’t help you. I really tried. I thought the rehab would work this time. I thought that the changes and new things ahead were something that you would look forward to and help you through this rough time. I think it was just too much for you to take. Change is hard. Sometimes it’s enough to make us give up.”

“I’m sorry you felt that you had no other choices. I’m sorry that you felt giving up was your only option. And I’m sorry I wasn’t a better sister to help prevent this horrible tragedy. I hope you have now found the peace that you were always searching for in life. Rest in peace, my sweet and loving baby brother.”

As of this writing, his cause of death is unconfirmed.


For those not aware, Danovich competed in the fourth season of Tough Enough in which he tore his pectoral muscle during tryouts. Danovich pushed through the tryouts with the injury and impressed John Laurinaitis so much that he gave him a developmental contract. Injuries continued to plague Danovich during his WWE run and he was eventually released.

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