Bert Prentice Passes Away At 62
Prentice sadly died on Wednesday
Memphis wrestling star and long-time promoter Bert Prentice has sadly passed away at the age of 62.
News of Prentice's passing was confirmed on Wednesday by his family on his Facebook page. Prentice himself had been active on his social media in the hours prior to his death, revealing that his sister Marilyn was taking control of the day-to-day responsibilities of running USA Championship Wrestling as he focused on his treatment for cancer.
Writing on Facebook after announcing Bert's death, Marilyn said: "Folks this is Miss Marilyn and what a day this has been. Grief beyond belief but so touched by the kindness and gentle words by people who loved my brother and who were loved by him
"The family would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I am committed to my brother's legacy going forward so please continue with the USA Wrestling Family as we carry out my brother’s final wishes.
"His life story will be available soon and I just finished the manuscript and found out so many interesting stories of folks he knew and loved."
Prentice was active in the Memphis area as a manager and promoter throughout the 1990s and also wrestled a handful of matches in USWA, taking WWE Hall Of Famers Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Lawler.
The 62-year-old also previously managed Tully Blanchard and played a large role in the formative years of TNA, making a handful of appearances on NWA TNA television during their weekly pay-per-views while also hosting TNA Xplosion.
Everyone at Cultaholic would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, fans and loved ones of Bert Prentice at this sad time.