Jimmy Rave has sadly passed away at the age of 39. Bill Behrens shared the news via Twitter. Rave had suffered numerous injuries which resulted in a drug addiction that cost him his arm and both of his legs. His struggles were well documented, but now they have come to an end.

Behrens is the president of Show Business, Inc. and represents AJ Styles and others as a talent agent. He is also a producer for the NWA. He shared the solemn news on the afternoon of December 13, 2021.

“James Michael Guffey has died at the age of 39.

James was best known as Professional Wrestler, Jimmy Rave. His career, which started in 1999, continued for over 2 decades. He was a two-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion. He appeared in Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling, where he teamed with Lance (Hoyt) Rock as the “Rock and Rave Infection”…


Outside of wrestling, he held the position of Director of the Bartow, County, Georgia Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center for several years.

James had been struggling with drug addiction for many years. His struggles resulted in the amputation of his arm, and, later, both of his legs.

James is survived by his ex-wife Felicia, daughter Kailah, and parents Jim & Toni Guffey. At the time of his death, he was living in the Philadelphia, PA area with Gabby Gilbert.

RIP, James Michael Guffey, 12/8/82 – 12/12/21″

The sad news came just days after Rave’s 39th birthday. The wrestling community came together many times in his support as he faced countless medical procedures, surgeries, and, ultimately, amputation. Ringside News’ entire staff sends our thoughts and prayers to the Guffey family and their loved ones.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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