2020 was a very hard year for a lot of people. This year, full of tragedy, also included many deaths throughout the pro wrestling world. Today we would like to take a moment to remember everyone who we lost in 2020.

Brodie Lee’s passing is the most recent, and it was an absolute tragedy. Sadly, Brodie Lee’s passing wasn’t the only heartbreak that the pro wrestling world saw this year.

Below you can find a list of pro wrestlers and pro wrestling personalities who passed away in 2020. Each one left their own mark on the pro wrestling business, and they will all be missed.

You will find names like Shad Gaspard, who died while saving his son from a riptide. We also lost pro wrestling legends Pat Patterson, Bob Armstrong, Danny Hodge, Howard Finkle, Road Warrior Animal, Kamala, and more. This year also included the tragic suicide of Hana Kimura.


You can find the list below.

  • Adam Bueller
  • Ares el Guerrero
  • Big Slam
  • Bob Armstrong
  • Bobby Lee
  • Brodie Lee
  • Danny Havoc
  • Danny Hodge
  • Dick Steinborn
  • Hana Kimura
  • Herodes
  • Howard Finkel
  • Johnny Walker
  • Justice Pain
  • Kamala
  • Karsten Beck
  • Kat LeRoux
  • Kazuo Sakurada
  • Kevin Greene
  • La Parka II
  • Mark Rocco
  • Mike Somaini
  • Mitch Ryder
  • Pampero Firpo
  • Pat Patterson
  • Principe Aereo
  • Puppet
  • Rip Oliver
  • Road Warrior Animal
  • Rocky Johnson
  • Ryan Smile
  • Shad Gaspard
  • Steve Casey
  • Steve Gillespie
  • Supreme
  • Sy Sperling
  • Sylvano Sousa
  • The Bruiser
  • Timothy Brooks
  • Tony Russo
  • Tracy Smothers
  • Wayne Bridges
  • Winona Littleheart
  • Xavier
  • Zeus (Tom “Tiny” Lister)
  • Z-Barr

As we reach the end of 2020, we can only hope that the heartbreak is over for the year. A lot of people have high hopes for 2021, and we certainly wish that next year is a much happier one for everyone.

If there are any names absent from this list please comment below and they will be added.


Felix Upton

Felix Upton is a seasoned writer with over 30 years of experience. He began his career writing advertisements for local newspapers in New York before transitioning to publishing news for Ringside News. His expertise includes writing, editing, research, photo editing, and video editing. In his free time, he enjoys bungee jumping and learning extinct languages.

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