Two more pro wrestling stars passed away over the weekend, furthering the sadness of wrestling fans everywhere.
Steve Doll, 44, best known for his WWE stint in the 1990s as Steven Dunn, and luchador Andrés Alejandro Palomeque González aka Abismo Negro, 37, from the Mexican promotion AAA, have died.
Doll was hospitalized in 2007 following a seizure caused by an intestinal blockage, leaving him on life support. His family decided yesterday to turn off the machine, and he passed away shortly thereafter.
González's body, meanwhile, was found yesterday in a river in El Rosario, Mex., after the former wrestler reportedly got lost during the night after preemptively getting off a bus to Mexico City at 1:30 a.m.
According to the driver, González demanded he let off the bus in what seemed to be a panicked state. González's wife received a text from her husband that he was lost, after which Vicente Martinez, a local promoter, started a search for the wrestler.
Foul play has not been ruled out, and it is also suggested anxiety attacks may be related to steroid use, but whether González was a steroid user is undetermined.
Doll and his tag team partner Rex King joined WWE in the early 90s as the team “Well Dunn," and Doll became known as “Steven Dunn," while King was known as "Timothy Well."
He is also known, along with Mike Enos, as the wrestlers competing on WCW Monday Nitro during the debut of Scott Hall in 1996.
WWE fans may also remember Abismo Negro from his various appearances on Monday Night Raw and the Royal Rumble in 1997 during the promotion's working partnership with AAA.
Doll held Heavyweight Championships in Texas and the USWA, as well as having multiple tag team title reigns in Puerto Rico and various NWA territories, with partners including the aforementioned Rex King, Raven, and Brian Adams.
González won AAA's Rey de Reyes in 2000, the Mexican National Middleweight and Tag Team Championships, as well as the 2004 America's X Cup in TNA as part of Team Mexico.
Steve Doll—Dec. 9, 1964 – March 22, 2009
Andrés González—July 1, 1971 – March 22, 2009