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John Tenta Loses His Battle With Cancer

Former WWF and WCW star John Tenta (known professionally as Earthquake, Avalanche, Golga and The Shark) passed away this morning at 42, after a very public and lengthy battle with bladder cancer. Tenta is survived by his wife and three children. My condolences to the Tenta family and to all those who counted John as one of their friends.

John Tenta was always entertaining no matter what gimmick he had, even the crappy ones. After retiring from the ring to battle cancer, Tenta started posting on the newsboards, as he became friends with owner and author, RD Reynolds. Tenta even wrote the forward to Reynolds’ first book, WrestleCrap – The Very Worst of Professional Wrestling. Through his postings about wrestling, his career and his battle with cancer, I think we all came to know him as more than just Earthquake, more than just a wrestler, we came to know him almost as something of a friend. And today the world and the wrestling business lost that friend.

Thank you for all the years you entertained me and countless others. Thank you for letting us into your life and your battle with cancer. You will be missed. God bless you and your family.

Here is the link for the American Cancer Society in case anyone feels the need to make a donation in John’s memory.

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