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Former ROH World Champion Xavier has passed away

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PWInsider is reporting that former Ring Of Honor World Champion Xavier, real name John Kirius, has passed away at the age of 43.

There aren't many details available right now on the circumstances behind his passing.

Xavier wrestled in ROH from 2002 until 2004 and at various points in 2006 and 2007. He trained under Tony Devito before debuting on the independent scene in 1995. Xavier also wrestled for several independent promotions that were primarily based in the northeast.

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Xavier was set to return in March for ROH's "Past vs. Present" show but those plans were halted because of the pandemic.

We will pass along more information if we hear more details on his passing. We send along condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.