Famed German Wrestler “Bad Bones” John Klinger Passes Away At The Age Of 40

After only 40 years of age, three-time former wXw Champion “Bad Bones” John Klinger has passed away. As of this writing, the cause of death is currently unknown. The announcement was made by the wXw account on X, and the promotion shared in the sadness of losing a talent at such a young age.

“We say goodbye to “Bad Bones” John Klinger. John Klinger was one of the defining wrestlers at wXw for over a decade. He won all of the major titles at wXw and won both 16 Carat Gold and Shortcut to the Top. In his almost 450 matches in the wXw ring, he always worked hard and did his best to excite his fans. At just 40 years old, John died far too early, shortly before his planned retirement. We wish his family and friends strength in this difficult time.”

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Klinger was a friend and huge help to many in the wrestling world, with Simon Miller posting a lengthy tribute to Klinger, who happened to train Miller in the ring when the media personality decided to take a step into the squared circle.

Will Ospreay, TNA and Corey Graves all took to social media to express their sorrow in losing Klinger. Klinger’s final match was against former WWE NXT UK talent Flash Morgan Webster, who noted the two only wrestled less than a week ago.

“I only wrestled him 9 days ago. Was talking to him in Poland after the match about how he was gonna retire in September and was happy with what he’d achieved and was happy to step away on his own terms. Life can be so cruel. Rest in peace John.”

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We at SEScoops would like to send our prayers, thoughts and condolences to Klinger, his family and friends at this time.