• Wrestling World Reacts To The Death Of New Jack
We are saddened to announce that ECW Legend New Jack has passed away at the age of 58.
According to PWInsider, he suffered a heart attack. New Jack’s wife confirmed this sad news to them.
New Jack originally made a name for himself in Jim Cornette’s SMW Smoky Mountain Wrestling territory, where he formed ‘The Gangstas’ with his Tag Team partner Mustafa Saed, but soon jumped ship to Paul Heyman’s ECW Extreme Championship Wrestling, where he became a house hold name in Hardcore Wrestling and somewhat of an innovator when it comes to jumping off of balconies during pro wrestling matches.
After ECW closed its doors in January 2001, New Jack continued to wrestle on the indies (with a few short stints in TNA in between) until he officially retired a few years ago.
He has since come out of retirement quite a few times, to reunite The Gangstas with his old partner Mustafa.
Below is how the wresting world reacted to New Jack’s death:
WWE is saddened to learn that Jerome Young, known in ECW as New Jack, passed away today at the age of 58.
WWE extends its condolences to Young’s family and friends. https://t.co/9ESCVALGDe
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2021
AEW and the wrestling world mourn the passing of ECW Legend “New Jack” Jerome Young. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans. pic.twitter.com/LMHYG0T6Mv
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 15, 2021
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jerome "New Jack" Young. We offer our sincerest condolences to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/5Qc0kO1hVx
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 14, 2021
Just landed in Baltimore and heard the news of new jack. I just seen him at the airport last Sunday walking with his face mask that said new jack and he stopped and we chatted for about 45 mins. Never take a day for granted
— The Cowboy (@JamesStormBrand) May 14, 2021
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) May 14, 2021
I didn’t share a ton of locker rooms with New Jack, but when I did it was never dull. I’ll always remember the first time I met him in CA. Let’s just say it was… eventful. Rest well, Jack. Godspeed. 🙏
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) May 15, 2021
Dax and I were just talking this week about how good he was when he spoke. RIP New Jack. pic.twitter.com/9GUdo2WisO
— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) May 14, 2021
We were complete opposites but we alway got along. Shared a lot of locker rooms together. #RIPNewJack
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) May 14, 2021
RIP New Jack.
— The HBIC (@MiaYim) May 14, 2021
RIP New Jack
— DRAKE MAVERICK (@WWEMaverick) May 14, 2021
— “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) May 14, 2021
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 14, 1995) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW Slamboree 1995: A Legends’ Reunion” PPV.
The card can be found below:
1) Brain Pillman vs. Jim Rogers
2) Sting Interview
3) Feature on Diamond Dallas Page & Diamond Doll
4) Alex Wright vs. Rip Sawyer
5) Nasty Boys vs. Mike Parker & Buddy Vale
6) Highlights of WCW US Title Tournament
7) Bunkhouse House Buck vs Tim Horner
8) Big Bubba Rogers Interview
9) Vader, Ric Flair & Arn Anderson Interview
10) Kevin Sullivan vs. Man with No Name (Brutus Beefcake)
11) Kevin Sullivan Interview