NWA wrestler Joseph Hudson, also known as Jocephus and The Question Mark, passed away this past February.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis was recently interviewed by Steel Chair Magazine ahead of NWA’s When Our Shadows Fall pay-per-view on Sunday.
Aldis stated that Hudson had passed away from a congenital heart defect while discussing the atmosphere at the tapings after finding out the news.
“You never really prepare for a situation like that. It’s not something you ever think about when you’re thinking of your career. Will I have to make a tribute show to a friend and a colleague who passed away? So, I think it was important we all got together and did what we thought would be something that reflected how much he meant to the whole team but also to our audience. As far as Aron (Stevens) being in the main event and having a title match, I thought that was the most fitting way to give tribute to Joseph and, in the end, it was a tough moment but also rewarding knowing we had done something for a guy who truly deserved it and passed away under freak circumstances. It was a congenital heart defect just so sad and unfortunate and undetectable or unpredictable. We felt like he deserved to be recognised, and that was the best way we felt we could do it.”
Hudson had a run in the pro wrestling business that lasted over a decade. He had been with the NWA since 2011.
Hudson portrayed the “The Question Mark” character on the NWA Powerrr program. Prior to his passing, he was paired with former NWA National Champion Aron Stevens on the program.