Former WCW & NWA wrestler Chris Champion passed away today at the age of 57.
The news of his passing was announced by former WWE and Memphis wrestler Warren “Wolfie D” Wolfe on his Facebook page.
“Another close brother has passed away. Chris Champion took me under his wing when I was about 16. I was a huge fan of his as the New Breed growing up. We both loved over the top wrestling gimmicks…we came up with all sorts of stuff from a crash test dummy idea to The Cyberpunks. He was also responsible for suggesting Jamie and I do a white rapper gimmick as a team, which ultimately took us as far as Wrestlemania. He handed us a hubcap at a show one night that he was booking and said, “Wear this around your neck and hit them with it for the finish.” I have a lot of gratitude for Chris and tons of memories. Thank you for everything my friend”
As of this writing, there is no exact word on the cause of his death but the word going around is that he may have suffered a stroke. We are still waiting to confirm.
We’d like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Chris Champion.