Butch Reed dead aged 66, Former NFL player and professional wrestler Butch Reed died Friday
Reed’s official Instagram page said he died of heart complications.
A Kansas City, Mo. native, Reed had a brief NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs before turning to
He is best remembered for being one half of tag-team Doom, where he won the WCW tag-team
title alongside Ron Simmons.
He had been in WWF two years in the late 1980s before he switched to rival promotion WCW in 1988.
He switched moniker to ‘Hacksaw’ Reed and alongside Simmons took part in numerous PPVs and
feuded with the likes of the Steiner Brothers and Four Horsemen.
WWE confirmed the sad news, writing on social media: “WWE is saddened to learn that Butch Reed passed
away today at the age of 66. WWE extends its condolences to Reed’s family and friends.”
A message on what is believed to be his Instagram account read: “To everyone who reached out god bless
you. Today we lost a great man.
“Due to heart complications, Bruce ‘Butch’ Reed passed away. Butch is in heaven now with the wrestling gods.