New York indy wrestler/referee/promoter passes away
Posted on 11/05/113 by Shawn O'Domski
Information courtesy of New York-based indy wrestler Chris Envy:
It is with a heavy heart that I announce Tom "The Chairman" Ugly (Burnell)
passed away on Halloween night 2013. Tom got his start wrestling with AWA-WSW
& Slam All-Star Wrestling in 2006. Trained under good friend Chris Envy, Tom
was the first ever "Chris Envy Guy". He eventually co-founded the Xtreme
Wrestling Alliance (NY) in 2007.
After taking a hiatus, Tom returned to the ring in 2012 as a Referee for
several promotions including New England Frontier Wrestling, Lehigh Valley
Wrestling, Real Warrior Entertainment and World of Hurt Wresting. Ugly had big
dreams and goals in wrestling and once again teamed with Chris Envy to start
Dynasty Pro-Wrestling (2013) in NY where he both wrestled and refereed.
Tom had the utmost respect for the business and those involved in it. His
skill was only surpassed by his heart, dedication and creative mind for the
art of creating and performing. Tom was loved by anyone lucky enough to have
him in their life and we send our sincerest condolences to all of his friends,
family and acquaintances. He leaves behind a beautiful little girl, Kylie
(8)and thousands of fans all over the Northeast! He will be missed.
Gone too soon... we love you brother! "Stay Ugly"
Tom "Ugly" Burnell wake will be held on Wednesday November 6 from 5-8 at
Brady's Funeral Home in Coxsackie, NY.
On Thursday November 7 at 1:00 p.m. will be the service at Brady's Funeral
Home followed by a processional to Riverside Cemetery.
Following that there will be a gathering at D.M Hamilton Firehouse in his
memory. Please contact Christina if anyone can bring a dish at 518-653-4713 or
Thank you very much for keeping us in your prayers it means a lot to the