British pro-wrestler Ryan Smile has sadly passed away after losing his battle against mental health and many names in the industry are paying tribute.
Smile reigned as champion for several promotions including RevPro and OTT. Promotions and wrestlers alike have been paying condolences on social media.
Here are just a few:
- OTT Wrestling: “Our team is devastated to learn of the loss of Ryan Smile. His talent and contribution set the standard for what British/Irish wrestling was to become. A tragic loss RIP”
- Suge D (Pineapple Pete): “The new wave of the BritWres scene wouldn’t have had a compass to guide it without Ryan Smile. Very shocked to hear of his passing and hoping he’s at peace in that next life.”
- Joey Janela: “We had a match at @RevProUK after a hectic day on my behalf getting to the show, he was a great professional, we talked about the match for 10 minutes and went out there & had one of my best matches across the pond! RIP”
- Mia Yim: “Can’t believe this. One of the people to help me and welcome me during my first UK tour. Ryan Smile, thank you. RIP”
We at WrestleTalk.com send our thoughts and condolences to Smile’s family, friends, and all those affected by his passing.
If you too are struggling with mental health, information on where you can find support is available at this link.