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GCW Wrestler Passes Away At Age 33

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• GCW Wrestler Passes Away At Age 33

We are saddened to announce that GCW wrestler Markus Crane has passed away the age of 33.

He was known for competing in brutal deathmatches.

According to PWInsider, he passed away in his sleep after noting that he had a headache and called in sick to his full-time non-wrestling job.

He recently received his 30 day coin from narcotics anonymous.

Game Changer Wrestling issued the following statement:

“With sadness, GCW mourns the loss of Markus Crane. As a performer, Markus embodied the spirit of GCW. He was an underdog and an outlaw. He was fearless in the ring and determined to succeed against the odds.

He played a major role in GCW’s early success and was part of the heart and soul of our roster from day one. Markus was passionate about GCW and Deathmatch Wrestling. We were proud to have him represent GCW at Korakuen Hall during our inaugural show in Japan.

In 2019, Markus suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly took his life. We were all inspired (but surprised) as he made a miraculous recovery and worked tirelessly to make his eventual return to the ring.

Most recently, Markus returned home to his family with a commitment to focusing his energy towards a healthier lifestyle. He had celebrated a series of milestones in his sobriety in which he was proud to show off and left us all excited for his future.

As a friend, Markus was caring and loyal. He was quick to smile, or bring a smile to your face. We were all lucky to know him. Rest in Peace, Markus. We will miss you.”

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 27, 1998) – WCW Starrcade 1998

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 27, 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.!

This pay-per-view is famous for featuring the end of arguably the greatest streak in Professional Wrestling history, when nWo Woflpac’s “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash became the first man to beat the undefeated Bill Goldberg.

Here are the results:

– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Billy Kidman (c) defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Juventud Guerrera

– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Billy Kidman (c) defeated Eddie Guerrero

– Norman Smiley defeated Prince Iaukea

– Perry Saturn defeated Ernest Miller

– Brian Adams & Scott Norton (with Vincent) defeated Fit Finlay & Jerry Flynn

– WCW World Television Championship: Konnan (c) defeated Chris Jericho

– Eric Bischoff defeated Ric Flair

– Diamond Dallas Page defeated The Giant

– No DQ – WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Kevin Nash defeated Goldberg (c)

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