William Ogletree, a 25-year-old entertainer and independent wrestler from Oklahoma City, OK died during after his first wrestling match, according to a GoFundMe page set up by the family.
The story has been picked up by several local media outlets. According to his family, he was removed off of life support after he showed no brain activity after sustaining an injury at a show. A botched spine buster is what caused the injury, according to his uncle Joseph Ogletree. and local comedian Spencer Hicks told Oklahoma’s FOX25 that he had a bad fall.
The Oklahoma State Athletic Commission is investigating the incident that caused the injury and they have said that they would be requesting a criminal investigation by the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office.
The promoter on record is listed as Leslie Hensley of Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling (B.L.O.W.). and has yet to comment on what happened. In his last social media post, Ogletree wrote: “This Sunday I will be wrestling in a match with a lot of extremely talented people! I’m so excited to help with this. I am going to get beat up a lot so if you don’t like me this is the show for you!”
Our thoughts go out to the Ogletree family.
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