• BREAKING NEWS: TNA Veteran Passes Away At The Age Of 39
We are saddened to report that TNA Veteran Jimmy Rave (Real name: James Guffey) passed away earlier today at the young age of 39.
We recently reported that Mick Foley helped with a fundraiser for his medical bills, after Jimmy had both of his legs amputated due to a MRSA infection.
Jimmy Rave wrestled for Total Nonstop Action! (TNA, now known as iMPACT Wrestling) from 2007 until 2009 and again in 2011.
Most fans remember him as one half of the Tag Team ‘The Rock n Rave Infection’ with fellow TNA Veteran Lance Hoyt, who is now known as AEW Superstar Lance Archer.
Talent Agent Bill Behrens posted the following statement about Jimmy’s death:
“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”
We extend our condolences to Jimmy’s family, friends and fans.
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 13, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Joyce Atheltic & Convocation Center in South Bend, Indiana and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.
Here is the match-card:
1. Hillbilly Jim, Pedro Morales & Tito Santana vs. Barry O, Moondog Spot & The Raider
2. Adrian Adonis vs. Mario Mancini
3. Can-Am Connection vs. Iron Mike Sharpe & Jimmy Jack Funk
4. Kamala vs. Jack Kruger
5. Jake Roberts vs. Dick Slater