D. C. DRAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

D.C. Drake Death Reports Incorrect – Statement Issued

Online reports of Don “D.C.” Drake, a top Northeastern independent wrestler in the late 1980s and early 1990s, passing away are incorrect. “I kind of thought it was funny, in a way,” Drake told SLAM! Wrestling Tuesday. “I was on my way home and my sister called, and I’d never thought to call my family about it. It was interesting.” Drake issued this message for the...
Via WZR Online
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Reports Of D.C. Drake’s Death Are Incorrect – Retired Wrestler Issues Statement

Online reports of Don “D.C.” Drake, a top Northeastern independent wrestler in the late 1980s and early 1990s, passing away are incorrect. “I kind of thought it was funny, in a way,” Drake told SLAM! Wrestling Tuesday. “I was on my way home and my sister called, and I’d never thought to call my family about it. It was interesting.” Drake issued this message for the...
Via Wrestle Scoop
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Indy Wrestler Not Dead, SD & Main Event Matches, & More

– Yesterday it was reported that former Tri-State Wrestling Alliance and NWF champion “Mad Dog” D.C. Drake had passed away. Thankfully this is not true. Carlee Stackhouse, Drake’s sister, has reached out to let people know that Drake is alive and well. A number of people who worked with and were close with Drake, had tweeted about his passing. The initial report’s origin...
Via WZR Online
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Woman Claiming To Be The Sister Of DC Drake Denies Reports That He’s Passed Away

We had received a report last night that independent wrestler D.C. “Mad Dog” Drake had passed away. The report on his passing was confirmed by Paul Heyman, Gabe Sapolsky, and Rob Feinstein of RF Video. I received an email from Drake’s sister Carlee Stackhouse earlier this evening stating that the story is false. She wrote, “Don is NOT dead. He is alive and well. I am his...
Via Wrestlechat.net
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Paul Heyman Releases a Statement on the Passing of ECW Original DC Drake

Paul Heyman has taken to Twitter to give his comments on the passing of ECW original, DC Drake.  Heyman tweeted: “Very sorry to hear about the passing of DC Drake. One of the key people in terms of breaking me in as a manager. Don Drake was also a very determined worker who busted his ass to build the Northeast Independent Scene in the early ’90s… and ECW started as just another...
Via Wrestlechat.net
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Independent Wrestler D.C. 'Mad Dog' Drake Passes Away

Philadelphia-based independent wrestler D.C. "Mad Dog" Drake passed away. Buster Crabdock sent us this report on Drake late Monday night: Drake was instrumental in developing the hardcore wrestling style in the Northeastern part of the United States. Along with Larry Winters, both appeared throughout the United States for several years bringing their style of hardcore...
Via Ring Side News
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

DC ‘Mad Dog’ Drake Passes Away – Details

Former Tri-State Wrestling Alliance and NWF champion “Mad Dog” D.C. Drake has passed away. Drake was considered a big part of the early days of independent wrestling in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area. DGUSA’s Gabe Spolsky posted the following on Twitter about his passing… “When I started following the Philly indy wrestling in the early 90s, DC Drake was the baddest...
Via WZR Online
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Former ECW, TWA, & NWF Hardcore Wrestling Star Don Clyde (AKA DC Drake) Passes Away at 55

RF Video’s Rob Feinstein just posted the following on his personal Facebook about former ECW, TWA, and NWF Star DC Drake being found dead: “Just heard that sad news that DC Drake passed away. I remember DC from old TWA days. He was one of those great brawlers and had some great matches with JT Smith and countless others. I knew he was sick and he blamed it on steroids. So for...
Via Wrestlechat.net
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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