Jerome Younger, higher recognized to wrestling followers as New Jack has handed away on the age of 58.
As first reported by PWInsider, New Jack suffered a coronary heart assault in North Carolina, the place he known as residence lately. His spouse Jennifer confirmed the passing.
His official Fb web page confirmed the information
He broke into the enterprise in 1992, coaching underneath Ray Sweet and making his pro-wrestling debut for USWA. He went on to win the USWA Tag Staff Championship the next yr.
New Jack was finest recognized for his time in ECW, becoming a member of the promotion 1995 with Mustafa Saed, collectively they had been often called The Gangstas.
After ECW grew to become defunct, New Jack continued to work the unbiased scene, notably for XPW. He additionally had temporary stints in TNA earlier than retiring in 2013.
He got here out of retirement a number of years later, and has continued to take bookings. His final match was final month at ICW No Holds Barred 11 in Tampa, FL.
We ship our condolences to Younger’s household.