British professional wrestling star Curtis “Mad Kurt” Chapman has died. He passed away at the age of 26.
Revolution Pro Wrestling on Friday Shared by X (officially known as Twitter) said they were “completely heartbroken” to announce his death.
“We have watched Curtis grow from a child to a young man who loves professional wrestling and continues to excel in all aspects of life. He is one of the most talented and technically skilled wrestlers around. “He has a charismatic and engaging personality. He will never be forgotten,” they announced. read. The cause of death has not been disclosed.
Chapman started wrestling as a teenager in 2014 and was known for his “lightweight style.” daily mirror. According to Bleacher Report, during his career he competed in many promotions including Progress Wrestling, Over the Top Wrestling, and Game Changer Wrestling.
With Revolution Pro Wrestling, he won the Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship in 2017 and held the title for 154 days. The newspaper said he had not wrestled since he successfully defended the Resurgence Arthouse Championship at a show in Leicester, England, in June.
After Chapman’s death was announced, many professional wrestling organizations took to social media to pay their respects.
attack!Written by Pro Wrestling X (Formerly Twitter), “Rest in Peace, Curtis.”
TNT Extreme Wrestling is shared X“All of us at TNT extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Curtis Chapman, known as Mad Kurt. Curtis was not only a respected performer, but also a dear friend. We will not only miss him, but the laughter and light he brought.” Sincerely to all of us. ”
Chapman was also remembered by many colleagues.
“Rest in peace Mad Kurt. I had a very entertaining and intense match with him in the UK last year. I thought he was just an internet troll but that night he earned my respect.” WWE Superstar Matt Cardona wrote. X.
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Karen Glennon, a fellow professional wrestler known as Session Moss Martina, wrote: X“I’m so disappointed. Mad Kurt, we laughed for years and I’m sorry for stiffening your jaw, you’ll be missed.” Also known as Chris Ridgway Chris Wearing shared: X“There will never be another one like Mad Kurt.”