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The Wrestling World Reacts To Tracy Smothers Passing Away

The wrestling world was shocked and saddened to learn that 58 year old wrestling legend Tracy Smothers passed away earlier today. WWE released the following statement in regards to Smothers’ passing:

Tracy Smothers passes away

WWE is saddened to learn that Tracy Smothers passed away today at the age of 58.

A native of Springfield, Tennessee, Smothers teamed with Steve Armstrong, as his career began in Florida Championship Wrestling. The duo competed in WCW as The Southern Boys and The Young Pistols and were engaged in a long rivalry with The Fabulous Freebirds tandem of Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin.

After another stint on the independent wrestling circuit, Smothers began wrestling in WWE as Freddie Joe Floyd. Smothers shared the ring with icons such as Triple H and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin during his time with WWE. Later, the wrestling veteran had a memorable run with ECW.

WWE extends its condolences to Smothers’ family and friends.

Many wrestlers from around the world took a moment to remember and reflect on the impact Tracy Smothers had on their lives and wrestling careers, respectively. You can check out some of their tweets below:

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