We are deeply sad to learn about the passing of Crybaby Waldo. His cause do death was not revealed as his wife confirmed his passing.

Walt McDonald, better known as Big Slam Vader and Crybaby Waldo wrestled for a number of territories in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. He worked in Eastern Championship Wrestling, IPWA, and also CZW. He also ran his own Slam Championship Wrestling events.

His wife broke the new on Facebook as she informed fans of his passing. He went peacefully, and she stated she is grateful to be a part of his life.

Our sweet gentle giant is gone.
A wrestler until the end, he only gave in when his body did. That was Walt, or as he would say, “The Big Slam” <3

His last days were peaceful, just as we prayed. In fact, he was the most peaceful I’ve seen him in years. His passing was so peaceful, I can’t describe it. God is faithful.

I am so incredibly grateful to have a part of him that lives on in my son.
He was so proud of Walter and loved my daughters as if they were his own blood. He was truly their “Papa” for the last 19 years.


He is now reunited with all of those he loves and I believe there is great rejoicing in heaven this day!

I love you all and I appreciate the great outpouring of love and support that I have received. Though I’ve been unable to respond to everyone, I’ve read every single message. I know Walt would be so happy to know how loved he was.

RIP My husband and friend. I’ll see you on the other side. 

Blue Meanie also sent out a tribute saying: “Rest in Peace Walt McDonald aka Crybaby Waldo aka Big Slam Vader. You were a good dude and were very kind to me. Rest easy my friend.”

Our thoughts go out to all of Crybaby Waldo’s family, friends, and fans during this sad time.

H Jenkins

I love pro wrestling and hate BS. These two things drive me. Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News. Worked in finance before realizing pro wrestling journalism made much less sense. Pro beachballs at pro wrestling shows, pro dives if someone catches, anti bullies, olives, and pineapples on pizza.

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