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Bob Ryder has passed away

We are sad to report that Bob Ryder has passed away. Dave Meltzer broke the news this afternoon.

Meltzer tweeted, “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 was the founder of 1Wrestling.com and he co-hosted WCW Live in the late 90s. The show was a pioneer for wrestling podcasts.

Ryder co-founded TNA along with Jeff and Jerry Jarrett in 2002. The story goes that the Jarrett’s were on Ryder’s boat when they came up with the idea to form TNA.

He had been handling the travel and logistics for the company but he had also been battling cancer for the last several years.

We send along deepest condolences to Ryder’s family and friends.






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