Everyone knows someone who has been affected by the covid-19 pandemic in one way or another. The virus touched on all facets of entertainment whether it was putting a stop to move production in Hollywood or the wrestling world losing all of its fans and having to adapt. We have also experienced many losses in the wrestling world due to this horrible virus and now we add another name to this unfortunate list.
PWInsider is reporting that Steve’The Brawler’ Lawler has passed away after a long battle with covid-19 and pneumonia.
Lawler, whose real name was Darryl Gower, competed in every major Georgia promotion imaginable during the late 1980s. This included Jody Hamilton’s Deep South Wrestling, Jerry Blackwell’s SCW, Joe Pedicino’s Georgia All-Star Wrestling, and more.
Gower started his pro wrestling career in the 1980s and competed until 2013, after which he hung up his boots. After that, he began training pro wrestlers and helped break in a number of wrestlers into the business including Buff Bagwell, Disco Inferno, Ray “Glacier” Lloyd, and Murder One.
We here at Bodyslam.net would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Steve Lawler.