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NEWS: Former WCW/TNA star Hector Garza dies at age 43; Update - TNA president Dixie Carter sends message

May 27, 2013 - 10:02:14 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Update: TNA president Dixie Carter commented Monday morning on the death of Hector Garza.

"I'm saddened to hear about the passing of Hector Garza. What a talented guy. Our thoughts & prayers are w/his family. Vaya con Dios mi amigo," Carer tweeted.

Original Story May 26

International wrestling star Hector Garza has died at the age of 43, according to reports out of Mexico.

Garza, who wrestled for WCW during the Monday Night Wars and also wrestled for TNA in the 2000s, was battling lung cancer.

Garza was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2012 and underwent various treatments over the past 7-8 months prior to his death this weekend.

Breaking into the U.S. scene in the mid-1990s, big-man Garza dazzled audiences with his trademark corkscrew plancha.

Konnan said in an exclusive Torch Talk Interview in June 2003 that he felt Garza was one of the most under-utilized stars in WCW.

"There is no reason that La Parka, who was as talented as anyone in that company, should have been used as a jobber. Hector Garza, who is probably one of the best big-man high flyers that I've ever seen in my life with the exception of LaParka and Too Cold Scorpio, was used as a jobber, too. That's the stuff I didn't like," Konnan said.

While in TNA, Garza wrestled in the very first match on the very first episode of TNA Impact in June 2004. Garza teamed with Sonjay Dutt and Amazing Reed to beat Team Canada (Bobby Roode & Eric Young & Petey Williams).

[ REPORT: SuperLuchas.net ]


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