They say things happen in threes. Unfortunately, this cycle of three seems to always focus on tragedy.
The wrestling world mourns today as three former professional wrestlers have passed away: Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler and Brickhouse Brown
Just to confirm, Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler and Brickhouse Brown have all passed away. Very sad day for pro wrestling.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) July 29, 2018
Just over a month ago I saw Nikolai Volkoff at a Comic Con.
He was sitting next to Tito Santana and they were both incredibly engaging with the people who had come to see them.
Mr. Volkoff even took the time to get his picture taken with the Munster Koach. He seemed to genuinely be enjoying himself.
When I was a child, he was one of the greatest heels in professional wrestling. Loved to dislike him! He did his job well!
By all accounts, as great as he played a heel, he was an even better person backstage.
Whenever I think of Brian Lawler, I can’t help but think of his tag team Too Cool, with Scotty 2 Hotty.
They were always able to bring the crowd to their feet and I looked forward to their high energy antics and ring skills every week.
And that was before they brought Rikishi to the fold.
To be frank, I wasn’t familiar with Brickhouse Brown, but he certainly had a positive effect on many professional wrestlers, Mick Foley chief among them.
Foley tweeted his condolences for his good friend.
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Brickhouse Brown – a good friend for 30 years. Brick treated me like I was someone when I was no one, and believed in me at a time when most did not. #RIPBrickhouseBrown pic.twitter.com/nrfF2XyPWd
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) July 21, 2018
Rest in Peace and thanks for the memories gentlemen.
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