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Another Dead Wrestler

7/19/2007 3:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Kronus, best known as half of The Eliminators tag team from Extreme Championship Wrestling (now owned by WWE), was found dead in his girlfriend's apartment late yesterday.
A source tells TMZ that New Hampshire officials are treating this as a "suspicious death," and an autopsy has been ordered. Kronus, whose real name is George Caiazo, was trained by the legendary Walter "Killer" Kowalski, and retired from wrestling in 2002.

Kronus also starred in a softcore bondage video titled, "Violence on Violence," with former WWE female wrestler Nicole Bass.


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Democrats are evil    

No great loss. #98 and counting. I expect a rash of deaths in the near future because of the accepted steroid use in the last ten years. These human growth hormones tend to destroy certain organs in the body necessary for life. (like the heart and liver) I have a saying. You can't teach a pig to sing. You just end up wasting your time and you annoy the pig. No sympathy here for these dead pigs.

2651 days ago


Well Mr. Ricky tick , Are you always claiming intellectual superiority about subjects you know nothing about, you don't live the life, yet your the expert on it.. YAWN...

2651 days ago

Oh good one you are so tied-down and so miserable    

Something not right, must be a bad batch of something.

They are dropping one after another

2651 days ago

Cat Stevns    

Wrestlers are such losers!

2651 days ago

Oh good one you are so tied-down and so miserable    

Granted the heart and liver are affected, but it's my guess the brain can not handle the in drugs along with the steroids These guys/gals are going psychotic and crazy along with their horrible bulky muscles, for sore eyes only.

2651 days ago


Oh yeah... they are dropping one after another... wait a minute... so do rock musicians, officeworkers and carsellers... GIVE ME A BREAK... its nothing to report about so please stop it..

2651 days ago


Another dope.

2651 days ago

Jay Cal    

The insert is not Joey Ryan, rather "White Trash" Johnny Webb.

I love the in-humanistic rethoric be tossed out there by gossip hags as, no big deal. He's a wrestler of course he's dead blah blah blah. You people make me sick and you are the reason why this world is getting as bad as it is today. Sure tragedies happen every day, but aside from being a wrestler who mostly none of you know, this was just a human being who died way to early.

And seriously who appointed any of the TMZ readers the judges of morality or how important a death of a human being is.

Harvey's great, but his readers are sad miserable creations.

2651 days ago


I do not understand hwy people are having such a hard tie understanding why Benoit and others are dying, abusing drugs and being violent. When you live a life of vilence in the ring, it is your so called profession then you take that violence home-SIMPLE!

2651 days ago

Radio DJ    

And everybody says it's this or that but really nobody knows but yet everyone is a proffessional. Not only wrestlers dies, we will die and so is everybody else. If you dont like it dont read it why dont you talk about your mate that cheats on you instead that could be intersting atleast. That's their job some of you pick garbage or even on welfare get off your ass and try working for a change it's not as easy as t looks. Just me thinking out loud

2651 days ago


I live in NH and they are not thinking suspicious. They are waiting for lab results the same as if it wre a 85 year old lady

2651 days ago


There's something sinister afoot in the world of (fake) wrestling...

2651 days ago


Nicole Bass debuted in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the first half of 1998. She aligned herself with Justin Credible, Chastity and Jason. She participated in feuds with Tommy Dreamer, Mikey Whipwreck and Beulah McGillicutty.

Bass soon joined the WWF, debuting as Sable's bodyguard at WrestleMania XV on March 28, 1999. She became involved in an extended feud with Debra McMichael, which culminated in a mixed tag match pitting Bass and Val Venis against Jeff Jarrett and Debra at the 1999 WWF Over the Edge. Bass was then aligned with Venis until she accidentally whacked him with Jarrett's guitar after losing a bikini contest to Debra. The following week, she interfered in a match between Debra and Ivory, with Debra losing her WWF Women's title due to Nicole's interference. This led to a brief alliance between Bass and Ivory, which ended abruptly when Bass left the WWF and filed a lawsuit against the organization for sexual harassment, claiming she was sexually assaulted backstage by Steve Lombardi. In 2003 the case went to court and was ultimately dismissed.

2651 days ago

death on a cracker    

oh brother...not again.. "A source tells TMZ that New Hampshire officials are treating this as a "suspicious death," ' actually the officials have CLEARLY stated this was NOT concdered a "suspicious death".....why do i come here?????

2650 days ago

Bob Cafazzo    

George Caiazzo was a decent human being and a lifelong friend of mine. He was a father, son, brother, husband and friend. George lived life hard and fast and had fun along the way. Any one who new Georgie loved him. You ignorant bastards can all go F__K yourselfs. Not one of you cowards would spout your BS face to face. Bob C.

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