Condolences Pour in as Former WWE Star Ashley Massaro Dies
Former WWE wrestler and contestant on Survivor: China Ashley Massaro died on Thursday, WWE confirmed.
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends,” WWE said.
“She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends,” the statement continued.
The 39-year-old wrestler was rushed to a hospital on Thursday morning after she was found unconscious at her home in Long Island. The authorities have not disclosed the cause of her death, but the case is not being considered as a criminal one.
Ashley Massaro was in her 20s when she entered the world of WWE. She bagged the WWE title of Diva Search in 2005 and ended her career with the organisation in 2008.
Massaro was due to return to wrestling. In March, she told her fans about her training routine and shared her enthusiasm of returning to the ring.
Her tweet read: “Gonna be bumping around the ring starting next week at @NYWCWRESTLING super pumped n ready to see what I got left in these ole boots of mine! Those guy are the best super safe and make me feel so comfortable-if u live in tri state area n want to train-THIS IS WHERE ITS AT!”
Condolences from fans, friends, co-stars and colleagues poured in as soon as the sad news was announced.
American wrestler Maria Kanellis Bennett tweeted: “I have no words. Ashley was my tag partner at Wrestlemania. My sometimes road wife. We did countless photo shoots and press days together. It seems like yesterday Ashley was a major part of my life and then our worlds changed and now she is gone. I’m heartbroken for her family.”
Massaro’s co-contestant Peih Gee Law on the CBS show Survivor was sad to hear the news. “She was such a fighter on Survivor: China. Even though she got sick early on in the game, she still competed with all her heart in the challenges. She brought a really fun energy to camp life. I’m so sorry for this loss to both the Survivor and WWE community,” Gee Law said.
Ashley Massaro appeared during the 15th season of the show in 2007. She lasted for only six days and was second to be voted out.
Leslie Nease was voted after Massaro. The two girls spent the next month travelling together. “She is so much more than her image. After we were both voted off we spent hours in deep conversation for several days. She had a very soft and kind side. I am so thankful I was able to see that and know her that way. I am so devastated!” Nease said.
Another American wrestler Torrie Wilson, describing Ashley Massaro as the sweetest person, said, “I can’t even begin to explain how devastated I am.”
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