Former professional wrestler Jimmy Rave died at the age of 39 following a series of amputations and years of drug addiction. The late star, who was forced to retire in November 2020 after more than two decades in the business – made his name working for the likes of Ring of Honor, IMPACT, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate, and Combat Zone Wrestling.
The news comes less than two months after Rave confirmed both of his legs had been amputated after contracting MRSA. Rave, who was forced to retire in November 2020, worked for the likes of Ring of Honor, IMPACT, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate, and Combat Zone Wrestling.
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According to a statement released by his agent Bill Behrens and Rave’s daughter, Kailah, the wrestler, born James Michael Guffey, turned pro in 1999 and joined Ring of Honor in 2003 where he feuded with future WWE stars CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, among others. He later joined IMPACT Wrestling and a number of other promotion companies.
The American – real name James Guffey – had previously lost his left arm, which had forced him to quit the sport, and shortly after contracted Covid too.
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A social media statement confirming the news was released on Twitter by Rave’s daughter Kailah, and friend Bill Behrens, saying “James Michael Guffey has died at the age of 39.
‘If you’re fighting addiction, get help. If you don’t know where to turn, message, text or call me and I’ll get you pointed in the right direction to get the help you need.
Former wrestling star dies aged 39 just weeks after amputation of legs
Rave (whose real name was James Michael Guffey) began wrestling in 1999 and was a two-time National Wrestling Alliance heavyweight champion, his friend Bill Behrens said when announcing his death Monday.
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