• Former WWF Tag Team Champion Passed Away 18 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 33
On this day in 2005, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Skip” Chris Candido (Real name: Christopher Candito) at the young age of 33 due to pneumonia.
If you were watching the World Wrestling Federation during the New Generation Era, there’s a big chance you remember him as part of the WWF World Tag Team Champions ‘The Body Donnas’, managed by his real-life girlfriend Sunny.
He also wrestled as Chris Candido for Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action.
† REST IN PEACE
March 21, 1972 – April 28, 2005
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 28, 2009) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost legendary Old School Wrestler “Playboy” Buddy Rose (Real name: Paul Perschmann) at the age of 56 due to diabetes.
He was considered a Legend in several territories such as Verne Gagne’s AWA and Don Owen’s Pacific Northwest, but also made a name for himself in the WWF during the 80s.
Buddy Rose (as The Executioner) wrestled Tito Santana in the opening match of the first ever WrestleMania in 1985.
When he returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1990, he was used mainly as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’.
In 2019, Buddy Rose was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of their annual Legacy Wing inductions.
† REST IN PEACE BUDDY ROSE
November 27, 1952 – April 28, 2009