The world of professional wrestling lost another star when Danny Havoc passed away on the 31st of May. Havoc, real name Grant Berkland, was best known for his work with Game Changer Wrestling and Combat Zone Wrestling. He died just 12 days after his 34th birthday. Rest in Peace, Danny Havoc as the wrestling world reacts to his death.
With a broken heart, the GCW family mourns the loss of Grant Berkland aka Danny Havoc.
Danny was an incredibly talented, intelligent, caring & genuine person.
He was also an elite performer that entertained a generation of fans & inspired a generation of aspiring performers. pic.twitter.com/L7By79UEKN
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) June 1, 2020
“He was an inspiration to so many and a friend to all,” one of Havoc’s previous promotions tweeted. ” Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. We can take small comfort in knowing the entire wrestling community are sharing the same grief right now.” GCW echoed that sentiment on their own social media, tweeting “Danny was an incredibly talented, intelligent, caring & genuine person. He was also an elite performer that entertained a generation of fans & inspired a generation of aspiring performers. Like those that passed before him, his legacy is secured by the memories that he bestowed upon us both as a wrestler and as a friend. He will not be forgotten.”
Goddamnit am I gonna miss you Grant…I didn't cry all night you did FU…fyi : Danny Havoc was not just a fearless and creative performer but also a talented artist and graphic designer. In fact I asked him to design the first AEW Mox shirt, he created the grenade design.
— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) June 1, 2020
A number of performers he shared a locker room with also come forward. Kevin Owens, Sami Callihan, Drew Gulak, and more have tweeted their emotions and condolences.
Rest in Peace Danny Havoc
Danny Havoc made his pro wrestling debut on June 30th, 2005, wrestling on Tournament of Death 4. He immediately burst onto the scene after fellow wrestler WHACKS set him on fire during the Student Battle Royale held at the event. He would later win two of the tournaments, one in 2008 and another in 2013. Havoc held a Jr Heavyweight championship once, Ultraviolent Underground championship twice, and one-half of the Tag Team Champions as well. Fans were disappointed in 2017 when Havoc announced he would retire following his match against Alex Colon at Tournament of Death 16. However, he came out of retirement to work at GCW events earlier this year.
Danny Havoc joins his wife, who died of heart failure on April 4th. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
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