We are deeply saddened to learn that Darren Drozdov, better known as Droz, has passed away. He was 54-years-old at the time of his passing.

Fightful has reported that Darren Drozdov has passed away. No reason for his passing is known at this time.

In the late 1990s, Droz joined WWE and gained recognition through his appearance in the documentary “Beyond The Mat.” In the film, he had a meeting with Vince McMahon, during which he earned the nickname “Puke” due to his ability to vomit on command.

During his time in WWE, Droz formed a partnership with The Legion of Doom and Prince Albert. He certainly created a lot of memories in the ring.


However, tragedy struck in October 1999 when Droz suffered a devastating injury during a match with D’Lo Brown. He fractured two vertebrae in his neck after slipping during a spot, resulting in him becoming paralyzed and unable to walk. Despite this life-altering event, Droz remained with WWE, transitioning into roles such as a writer and columnist. He also made appearances in DVD documentaries and the series Dark Side of the Ring.

To honor Droz’s contribution to the company, WWE displayed a graphic in remembrance of him at the beginning of the June 30 episode of WWE SmackDown.

Droz’s life was altered in a big way, after a terrible accident in the ring where he suffered a broken neck. It was a sudden event that cost him a ton of time, and it cut his career short. Sadly, he never saw his true potential in the ring, but he was loved forever.

Our thoughts are with Droz’s family, friends, and fans at this time. May he rest in peace.

Felix Upton

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