Bob Ryder passes away

Longtime TNA/IMPACT Wrestling employee Bob Ryder passed away. POST Wrestling would like to send our condolences to his loved ones.

Longtime TNA/IMPACT Wrestling employee Bob Ryder has passed away. The news was shared by F4WOnline’s Dave Meltzer who noted that Ryder was found dead in his home today in Nashville. IMPACT attempted to get in touch with Ryder, went to his home and no one answered. Police were then called and they found him inside.

Ryder was battling cancer and had not been at a show in quite some time because of his chemotherapy.

Ryder last tweeted after he received word about the passing of Tracy Smothers. Prior to that, his last tweets were about the respective passing’s of Road Warrior Animal (Joseph Laurinaitis) and “Bullet” Bob Armstrong.

Ryder had a number of tasks to handle for TNA/IMPACT including being a travel director. Also, he was editor of the 1Wrestling website. The condolences and messages came pouring in from many in the pro wrestling industry as they shared their memories of Bob Ryder.

POST Wrestling would like to send our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Bob Ryder. 

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