The pro wrestling world mourned the loss of Xavier. He passed away far too soon at 46-years-old, and his cause of death has not been made public at this time.
A GoFundMe as been opened to help Xavier’s family during this difficult time. The description for the campaign says that help is needed for funeral expenses. Money will also be set aside for his son Christian’s college tuition.
As of this writing, they have raised $4,120 of their $19,997 goal. You can find the complete campaign’s description below.
August 16, 2020- Life changed forever for the Bedoya Family when John Jairo Bedoya Jr. unexpectedly passed away.
John J. Bedoya Jr. was a loving husband, proud father, loyal friend, supportive brother, amazing athlete, raw artist, and beloved son. He was a man of faith that walked boldly in his Christianity. Living his life generously, he gave of his time, energy, talents, and never sparing his wallet. He enjoyed training the new generation of wrestlers with encouraging words and wise advice to aspiring teens.
He was better known by his wrestling ring name, Xavier. John “Xavier” was a force to be reckoned with in the ring. His daring dynamic athleticism was admired by all delivering his signature moves like “Kiss Your X GoodBye” and “X 450” with ease, height, and speed. His extensive wrestling career was bursting at the seams with multiple championship titles across the wrestling communities, federations, and associations.
No one can ever forget how he touched thousands of lives, whether you were family, friends, or one of his fans- his passing has sent ripples across the wrestling community.
We are asking for you to consider donating to Xavier’s Memorial Fund. The funds collected will be used solely to cover his burial costs, travel expenses, and given to his son, Christian, for his college education.
John will always be the champion of our hearts and wrestling community. He will be forever missed.
Xavier, ROH’s second-ever World Champion was actually supposed to be a part of ROH’s past vs present event on March 14th. It was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it would have stood as one more appearance for the company.
Our thoughts go out to Xavier’s family during this difficult time. If you would like to contribute to the GoFundMe you can find that information here.