“Most Of Us Are Gone Now”: A Former Talent Speaks About WWE Deaths

A former WWE alumni has addressed the solemn occurrences within the professional wrestling industry over the years.

Sean Mooney garnered acclaim as a backstage interviewer and play-by-play commentator for the WWE in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As part of a weekly segment known as the ‘Event Centre,’ he played a pivotal role in presenting pre-recorded promos and updating viewers on the latest storyline developments, as well as providing information on house shows across the country. In a conversation with Wrestling News Clips, the former presenter shared poignant reflections on the numerous untimely passings within the industry and expressed sorrow over the loss of many of his colleagues.

“Most of us are gone now (of that era). I’m one of the few remaining. There aren’t too many because you look back at how many are gone now and it’s just like, it’s mind blowing to me. And they weren’t that old. Many of ’em gone in their fifties and sixties.”

Mooney also reflected on the impact of professional wrestling and its profound influence on many individuals who have since passed.

“It just shows you how tough that business is, physically. It was a great time for them. They had the greatest fame they could have ever achieved but boy, did they pay a price. They really did.”

When questioned about the potential impact of lifestyle choices on the mortality rate, Mooney drew poignant comparisons between the athletes of yesteryears and the contemporary wrestlers, highlighting the evolution of the industry.

“I think these guys today obviously take much better care of themselves. I’m sure there’s some abuse or whatever. But back then, these guys were just trying to make a living. And you were an independent contractor and if you got hurt, you didn’t get paid.”

Mooney proceeded to discuss the potential toll that the demands of life on the road may have exerted on these individuals. He delved into the challenges wrestlers face in maintaining their well-being while constantly traveling from city to city and striving to stay in peak physical condition.

WWE’s Reaction To The Passing Of Bray Wyatt

The WWE and wider wrestling world was shocked to its core upon hearing the news of Bray Wyatt’s passing in 2023. Wyatt died at the young age of just 36. Despite his untimely departure, his legacy as one of the most gifted, talented, and creative Superstars of all time continues to resonate within the WWE Universe and beyond.

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