Following the tragic passing of Queen Elizabeth II, there has obviously been an outpouring of emotion around the world, including from the wrestling community.
At the age of 96 years old and having reigned for seven decades, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where she had spent much of her time over the years. Given the fact she was not only the Queen of the United Kingdom but the monarch to many other countries, it’s no surprise the number of tributes which have been paid over the last 24 hours.
‘The Guv’nor’ Anthony Ogogo was one of those to pay tribute, sharing a series of photographs of The Queen, whilst also singling out the moment he met her after his involvement in the 2012 Olympic Games. He also noted that they “just don’t make them” like Queen Elizabeth II.
My heart breaks 💔.
Rest in peace your highness 😢. pic.twitter.com/ocndflNey5
— Anthony Ogogo (@AnthonyOgogo) September 8, 2022
Fellow AEW star William Regal, given the character he had portrayed in the wrestling industry for many years, was also one of those to pay tribute with a simple statement.
Rest well my Queen.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) September 8, 2022
Former WWE star Paige also paid tribute with a series of photos and a hear emoji, whilst the sentiment also extended beyond those originally from the United Kingdom with Dustin Rhodes also posting the hashtag #RIPQueen.
One of the most touching sentiments came from Will Ospreay, which also showed the sense of humour The Queen had. As part of her Platinum Jubilee celebration earlier this year, The Queen appeared alongside Paddington Bear in a sketch which Ospreay has shared a GIF from, where the fictional character raised his hat to the monarch.
Rest In Peace your majesty. pic.twitter.com/ad4Xesz4Ql
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) September 8, 2022
Everyone at TJR send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Queen Elizabeth II, and all those who are mourning her loss at this time.