Wrestling Roundup: Two more deaths to deal with/Hogewood needs help on wrestling calls

Posted by Andy Durham on March 23, 2009 at 11:25 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Two more deaths to deal with(ages 44 and 37) and Mike Hogewood’s debut for ROH on HDNet was no surprise…..

from pwtorch.com we have the first death from the weekend:
Steve Doll, who wrestled as Steven Dunn in the Well Dunn tag team in WWE during the mid-1990s, died at the age of 44 yesterday. Doll was on life support and his family reportedly made the decision to remove him from his ventilator.

In 2007, Doll suffered a seizure that required major surgery, followed by him being placed on life support.

Doll gained notoriety in the late 1980s wrestling in the Portland, Oregon area before forming the Southern Rockers tag team with Rex King. They signed with WWE and became Well Dunn, with King taking the name of Timothy Well.

Perhaps the most famous national TV match of Doll’s career was on the May 27, 1996 edition of WCW Nitro when Scott Hall interrupted Doll’s match against “The Mauler” Mike Enos to begin the NWO invasion angle.

Abismo Negro, a popular Mexican wrestler who wrestled for AAA, WWE, and TNA, was found dead in Mexico on Sunday, reports wrestlingobserver.com. Negro was 37 years old.

According to local media in Mexico, Negro’s body was found in a river in El Rosario, Mexico, which is north of Mexico City.

Negro wrestled on a major card for the AAA promotion last weekend when he lost a four-way elimination match on the Rey de Reyes 2009 show on March 15 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Negro was on U.S. TV in the late 1990s with a few appearances on WWE Raw before taking part in TNA’s World X Cup tournament in 2004.

from Greg Parks at pwtorch.com on Mike Hogewood’s work as the play-by-play man for Ring of Honors new weekly wrestling show on HDNet:

Mike Hogewood was not good. I don’t know what it is about wrestling companies thinking they need to bring people outside the industry in to announce. “That hurt him!” seemed to be Hogewood’s pet call, or at least, what he went to when he didn’t know what else to say.

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