The pro wrestling world lost a legend when Bushwhacker Butch passed away. He made it to Los Angeles for WrestleCon, but then he was transported to a hospital, where he later died. The pro wrestling community mourned this great loss, and now some heavy-hitters in the industry are pitching in big to help out Butch’s family.

The family of Bushwhacker Butch is currently facing financial hardship due to medical and funeral expenses. After launching GoFundMe, it was apparent that Butch meant a lot to a ton of people. Tony Khan and Chris Jericho stepped in to offer their support in a huge way.

Tony Khan and Chris Jericho, who both have a history of helping wrestlers in need, are among the top contributors to the GoFundMe campaign set up by Butch’s family. Each of them donated $5,000 to help the family cover their expenses during this difficult time. Their GoFundMe now has $23,565 raised of $50,000 needed, and the description recently included an update.

UPDATE: Robert Miller, best known for his decades in professional wrestling as Butch Miller of The Sheepherders and The Bushwhackers, passed away on Monday.


Miller began his career in NWA New Zealand in 1964. In the early seventies, he and Luke were brought to North America, where they performed in Calgary’s Stampede Wrestling as The Kiwis. Together, they held Stampede’s NWA International Tag Team titles on two occasions in 1974.

In 1988, Miller and Williams joined the WWF. They dropped their violent heel personas to become The Bushwhackers, a family friendly comedy act for the midcard. They shortened their names in this period to just Butch and Luke.

The Bushwhackers never held gold in the WWF, but had pay-per-view matches with teams like The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, The Natural Disasters, and The Beverly Brothers, in addition to regularly appearing in comic sketches on the company’s Coliseum Video releases.

Miller last wrestled in 2001. In 2015, Miller and Williams were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

In the late seventies, the two changed their name to The Kiwi Sheepherders, later shortening to just The Sheepherders. Miller and Williams had championship runs in territories like Oregon and Mid-Atlantic, and were a top-level heel duo known for their violent style.

The beloved team gave their best years to the industry earning respect and love to only from their mates but also from their fans. From being the Sheephelders to the Bushwhackers in WWF they earned their spot in the industry history and they gave so much to us is time to give back to them.

Please help us help Bushwhacker Butch Miller and his family to cover his medical bills and needs for funeral services.

Everything little amount counts. Let’s all show our love to Uncle Bob that is marching his way to heaven licking Angel’s head along the way.

Thanks in advance.

Jacqueline Williams

The wrestling community has also shown its support, with Cary Silkin donating $500 to the cause. Butch’s family has expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of support they have received, and they are hopeful that they will be able to cover the costs of his medical care and funeral arrangements with the help of their generous donors.

As Butch’s family continues to mourn his passing, at least they can have a little bit of financial backing ot help cover the costs. Out thoughts are with everyone involved in this sad situation. If you would like to check out Butch’s GoFundMe, you may do so below.

What’s your favorite memory of the Bushwhackers? Sound off in the comments section!

Felix Upton

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