The world is in shock today after the news of Jerry Springer’s passing broke. This great loss was felt throughout the entire world, including pro wrestling.
TMZ broke the news that Jerry Springer passed away at 79-years-old. The legendary talk show host broke boundaries in entertainment and christened a new brand of trashy daytime talk shows in the process.
The outlet reported that a family spokesperson says Jerry was battling a “brief illness,” reportedly pancreatic cancer that was diagnosed a few months ago, and “this week he took a turn for the worse.”
The Jerry Springer Show’s boom in popularity in the 90s also greatly inspired WWE’s Attitude Era. If it weren’t for Jerry Springer breaking that ground in entertainment, WWE might have never taken the same risks they did over that crucial time in the business. Jerry Springer has also not been a stranger to the pro wrestling world, as he appeared for WWE in the past.
The pro wrestling world was quick to react to this sad news. Mandy sent out messages of condolences, and a lot of them were also shocked to lose such a legend.
We will include reactions to Jerry Springer’s passing as more come out. This is very new information, and some people will wake up to this news.
Our thoughts are with Jerry Springer’s family and friends during this sad time. He is gone, but Springer will never be forgotten, in every possible way you can imagine.