The professional wrestling world has misplaced one in all its most notorious characters. New Jack (actual title Jerome Young) died Friday. He was 58.
Young’s dying was confirmed on his Facebook page. He reportedly suffered a coronary heart assault in his native North Carolina.
The character title was a nod to the 1991 film “New Jack City.” Extreme violence and erratic conduct out and in of the ring turned Jack’s signatures after he moved to ECW within the mid-’90s. The brief model of the carnage: He was arrested twice after reducing opponents throughout matches and nearly killed an opponent when he threw him off scaffolding excessive above the ring.
Those incidents had been coated in a 2020 episode of Vice’s “Dark Side of the Ring” documentary series.
Here’s a brief video and nonetheless compilation of what made New Jack, New Jack. (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AND OBSCENE LANGUAGE AHEAD.)
RIP #NewJack . Endless charisma. One of the very best promos of all-time. And fully fearless. I can’t let you know what number of hours of his shoot interviews I’ve listened to over time, second perhaps solely to Cornette. pic.twitter.com/jR8hoOH0vN
— steve vineis (@stevevineis) May 15, 2021
Young had an enduring affect on the sport, as evidenced by a number of the notable remembrances that reached Twitter:
Fearless and passionate performer. My condolences & prayers to the household of New Jack. #RIPNewJack
— taz (@OfficialTAZ) May 15, 2021
I’ve shared a number of locker rooms with New Jack. He was at all times so cool and respectful to me. You do not know how grateful I used to be for that!! Truly saddened to listen to of his passing. Sending his household, associates, all his family members a lot of my prayers, love, & energy. #RIPNewJack
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) May 15, 2021
Just landed in Baltimore and heard the information of latest jack. I simply seen him at the airport final Sunday strolling together with his face masks that mentioned new jack and he stopped and we chatted for about 45 minutes. Never take a day without any consideration
— The Cowboy (@JamesStormBrand) May 14, 2021