There was actually a bit of controversy surrounding the death of Crash Holly, before it was finally determined that his death was a suicide.
Michael Lockwood, best known as WWF wrestler Crash Holly, died in 2003 at the home of a fellow wrestler. His passing at the young age of 32 was the result of a prescription drug overdose, which was eventually ruled a suicide.
Lockwood began his wrestling career in 1989, making his way up from local wrestling competitions to become more and more well known. After leaving the independent circuit for All Pro Wrestling, he caught the attention of wrestling recruiters and continued his rise to popularity.
In 1999, Lockwood wrestled fellow wrestler Vic Grimes as a try-out for the WWF, and was signed to his first official wrestling contract (as was Grimes). While Lockwood had wrestled under a few different aliases and personas before this, once he reached the WWF he settled on the character for which he was best known.
Crash Holly (aka Crash) was known for his incredible slyness and skills in sneaking out of impossible situations unscathed; this was his classic “gimmick” as a wrestler, and earned him the nickname of Houdini while in the ring.
Crash Holly won the WWF title twenty-two times. He joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2003, but died just a few short months after making his debut.
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