Wrestling turned a shade of pink today as many in the industry mourned the loss of Kris Travis.
The Sheffield-based grappler had been battling with stomach cancer and defied the odds last year by stepping back in the ring, despite doctors saying chances were highly unlikely.
Sadly the much loved wrestler lost his long standing battle and passed away aged just 32-years-old.
Travis elevated himself to be staple part of the UK wrestling scene being influential over the years for brands such as Southside, Preston City Wrestling and Progress – where he had his last ever match before retiring.
Tributes have been pouring in since the news broke, with founder of PCW Steven Fludder describing him as ‘a fighter till the end.’ While Progress Co-Owner Jim Smallman added ‘He wasn’t just somebody who we worked with, he was a mate.’
Twitter has been awash with tributes from fellow superstars with another UK main stayer EL Ligero tweeting ‘One of my best friends. Someone I loved so much. Someone I’ll miss every single day.’
Despite his troubles with illness Travis was an inspiration in and out of the ring and there will be a massive hole left in his absence.
The British Wrestling community haven’t just lost an incredibly talented young man today, the world has lost one of the good guys.
Kris was patron of Cavendish Cancer Care in Sheffield, the charity really made a difference to Kris in the last few months of his life.
In his memory we ask you to spare a few pounds and donate to them here