Wrestling Industry Shares Messages Paying Tribute to Bob Ryder

– A number of wrestlers, promoters, and professionals from around the wrestling industry have shared messages on social media today in tribute to the late Impact Wrestling executive Bob Ryder, who tragically passed away this week after his battle with cancer.

Comments include some of Ryder’s friends and former colleagues, including WWE Senior Director of Content and Development, Jeremy Borash. Previously, Borash and Ryder hosted the official online WCW radio show, WCW Live, that was hosted by WCW’s official website before the promotion was ultimately bought out by WWE and dissolved. They would later work together again in TNA Wrestling.

Borash said on Ryder, “There are people that can enter your life and completely change everything. Bob Ryder was that person for me. His courageous, long fight with cancer never kept his spirits down. He was the kind of best friend that comes along once in a lifetime. I will miss him terribly.”

Former TNA President Dixie Carter also tweeted on Ryder, “BEYOND devastated about the passing Bob Ryder. He was the kindest, most selfless person you could imagine. He always did for others. He meant the world to me. We had just talked & I was worried he would be alone for Thanksgiving. Cannot tell u how much I will miss @brydertna.”

You can view those tweets, plus other wrestlers such as Abyss (aka Chris Parks/Joseph Park), Sonjay Dutt, Frankie Kazarian, Matt Hardy, Taz, Christopher Daniels, Mia Yim, Nick Aldis, and many more below.





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