Impact Executive Bob Ryder Passes Away

3 years ago by Tempest

Impact Executive Bob Ryder Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that long-time Impact Wrestling executive Bob Ryder has passed away.

Dave Meltzer reported the news earlier today on Twitter. While there are currently few details available, Ryder had been in poor health for a while and was battling cancer.

“Bob Ryder was found dead at his home in Nashville by police today. We don’t know more but he had fallen yesterday and was on advanced chemo. Impact officials couldn’t get in touch with him and went to his home and he never answered, police were called and found him dead,”

Ryder had been with Impact for a long time, serving as the travel director. He was quite influential with the company, often interacting with fans and detractors of the show.

Ryder was hospitalized with cancer in 2012. He was initially given 3-6 months to live, a diagnosis he well outlived. He had also beaten cancer into remission before it returned. Ryder had been on chemotherapy  prior to his passing.

A number of current and former Impact stars have already posted their tributes to Bob Ryder on Twitter.

From everyone here at WrestleTalk, we extend out deepest condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of Bob Ryder.

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