Z-Barr passed away today and his loss was a hard one to take for many in the pro wrestling world who knew him. Drew Gulak knew Z-Barr from his days in CZW. He remembered his late friend in a series of tweets later that evening.

Gulak stated that Barr was one of the first people to welcome students even before they signed up. He was a quite a character and Gulak shared a story about his second match where he faced Z-Barr and Barr spoke in carny throughout the entire match.

Z-Barr was one of the first guys to really help us out when we started training. He was also one of the first people to welcome us into the locker room even before we signed up for the school. Throughout the years he would always pop back into training to teach.

My second match was against Z-Barr. I was very nervous but he taught me so much in that one bout. I was 18 and barely knew what I was doing. He spoke to me in carny the whole time… He was best known for his personality both on stage and backstage.


What a character! But Z-Barr would ALWAYS keep it 100 percent real. We stayed in touch over the years even after he left wrestling. I know he was hurting. I feel for his family who he loved very much.

No cause of death was revealed at this time. Z-Barr was only 38-years-old at the time of his passing.

The CZW family recently lost Danny Havoc, and Gulak paid special tribute to Havoc’s memory on his wrist tape. Perhaps Z-Barr will get a similar homage on SmackDown.

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