May 18, 2022

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Former ROH Winner Xaver Reportedly Passes Absent At 43

Xavier, who was the next-ever ROH Earth Winner, has regrettably passed away according to a new report. PWInsider stories that Xavier, serious identify John Kirus, has died. Information all over his passing are not still known, even though the site notes that but users of his family have verified the information with friends. He was 43 several years aged.

Kirius was born and elevated in New York Town, and started coaching for a wrestling career underneath Tony Devito in 1995. He built his professional debut in 2007 and labored for businesses like Impression Championship Wrestling and Jersey All-Professional Wrestling before he debuted for ROH in 2002, showing on the promotion’s to start with-at any time show. He faced the to start with-at any time ROH Champion in Reduced Ki in September of that calendar year and arrived out on top, starting a title reign that lasted 182 days. For the duration of this time, he was a member of Christopher Daniels’ The Prophecy secure. Soon after he he shed the title to Samoa Joe in March of 2003, he took a hiatus and when he returned he turned on The Prophecy and feuded with Daniels.

Xavier also had unforgettable operates in ROH as portion of The Embassy in 2004 and then, just after a pair of years away, returning in 2006 to challenge Bryan Danielson for the ROH Earth Championship. He also had a number of appearances in WWE on Velocity in 2003 and 2005, additionally a person on Sunday Night time Heat in 2007. Xavier transitioned absent from wrestling to MMA in 2009 for two novice bouts, heading 1-1.

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Just before the pandemic hit, Xavier was scheduled to make a return overall look for ROH, dealing with Jay Lethal at the sooner or later-canceled ROH Previous or Existing that was established for March.

On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, good friends and lovers of Mr. Kirius. He will be missed.