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Tracy Smothers Passes Away, WWE & AEW Battle Over Thunder Rosa

The wrestling world has lost another big name, as Tracy Smothers has passed away. Plus, IMPACT ends their latest show with a bizarre cliffhanger.

Tracy Smothers Passes Away

Another big name from the world of professional wrestling is gone. Tracy Smothers passed away at the age of 58.

The wrestler announced in 2019 that he was battling lymphoma. At one point he had thought he beat the disease, but it had in fact returned.

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Sadly, he lost that battle.

Smothers enjoyed a long career that saw him travel the globe and work with many talented performers.

For me, my most memorable moments of Tracy Smothers’ career came during his stint in ECW [1]. There, he was part of the hillarious faction known as the FBI.

The wrestling community took to social media to react to the news.

The outpouring has been tremendous.

WWE & AEW Battle Over Thunder Rosa

Being a free agent can be nice. Thunder Rosa [16] has options, as both AEW and WWE have interest in her.

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That bit of news comes to us courtesy of Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer [17].

According to Meltzer, both AEW [18] and WWE have interest in the former NWA Women’s Champion.

The report indicates that WWE may have primarily been interested in Rosa as a referee, with a tryout having been arranged. Unfortunately, weather issues scrubbed that try-out.

Considering that she was just recently an NWA champion [19], perhaps Rosa has value to someone beyond just being an in-ring official.

It will be interesting to see if her potential role factors in to whichever company she joins next.