6 WWE Superstars Who Died In 2022

WWE was on an upward trajectory in 2022. A new era has dawned for the company, bringing with it many heights. There is real excitement and hype surrounding the product, as everything points to a bright future.

However, 2022 also saw WWE incur some devastating losses. The most appalling of these was the death of some former employees. Wrestling fans have joined the company in mourning the passing of these talented people.

Here are six of the WWE Superstars who left for their heavenly residence in 2022. Hopefully, everyone who has left this year is in a better place.

#6 on our list of WWE Superstars who passed away in 2022: Dave Hebner (died June 17, 2022)

Hebner was one of the best rulers of his time.
Hebner was one of the best rulers of his time.

Dave Hebner has been a WWE referee with years of experience under his belt. He began working for the WWF in the 1980s, managing several high-profile matches. Some of the competitions he’s managed include Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania 3 and Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant in the main event.

Hebner called matches for many years before retiring after knee replacement surgery. He held the role of road agent until July 2005. He passed away at the age of 73 as a result of the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

#5 Tim White (died June 19, 2022)

White has taken on many roles and has done them well.
White has taken on many roles and has done them well.

Tim White is best known as a WWE referee. However, he was also a man with many appointments within the company. He was active from 1985 to 2004 and is remembered as one of the best officials the company has ever seen.

White handled the roles of referee, show producer and assistant Andre The Giant effortlessly. His most famous moment was the invocation of the iconic Hell in a Cell game between Mankind and The Undertaker. After the former received the infamous bump, White came close to stopping the match. Nevertheless, he allowed mankind to continue at his behest,

The former SmackDown producer passed away on June 19, 2022 at the age of 68. He was among the best black and white shirt wearers ever. He retired as one of the longest serving referees in WWE, managing matches for 24 years.

#4 Mickey Henson (d. February 14, 2022)

Henson was among the best men to wear the black and white shirt
Henson was among the best men to wear the black and white shirt

Mickey Henson was a wrestler and referee working for FCW, WCW, and WWE. He called countless matches during his career, the most famous of which was Goldberg’s match against Kevin Nash’s infamous Starrcade 1998. The match was famous for being the night Goldberg’s 173-match winning streak ended.

Vince McMahon signed Henson after he bought WCW. He later moved on to the ECW brand and was at one point the sole arbiter of the brand.

He retired from business due to health issues and left the company in 2009. The former official died this year at the age of 59 from COVID-19 pneumonia.

#3 Sarah Lee (died October 5, 2022)

Lee's death sent shockwaves through the wrestling world
Lee’s death caused a shock throughout the wrestling world

Sarah Lee tragically passed away at the age of 30. was the winner WWE is tough enough Sixth season. She has beaten some of the big names like Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green to win.

Lee wrestled at the ensuing NXT live events strong enough win over. She had eight matches for the black and gold brand before her release.

On October 5, 2022, her mother announced her death. The cause of her death was not revealed. She is survived by her husband, Wesley Blake, and their three children.

#2 Antonio Inoki (d. October 1, 2022)

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Antonio Inoki is one of the most influential names in professional wrestling. He was a twelve-time world champion and was the first Asian to hold the WWF Heavyweight Championship (although WWE did not acknowledge the referee). He is best known for his work in Japanese wrestling.

The name Inoki attracted crowds like no other. He battled the likes of Muhammad Ali and Ric Flair, setting his two matches against the latter for professional wrestling attendance records. He also founded New Japanese Wrestling (NJPW) in 1972. The Japanese legend was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame for his achievements.

After a highly successful career as a promoter and politician, Inoki died on October 1, 2022 at the age of 79 due to systemic amyloidosis. The wrestling industry has temporarily lost an icon. There will be no other person like him.

#1 Scott Hall (d. March 14, 2022)

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Scott Hall was one of the greatest performers to ever step into the wrestling circuit. His time with WWE as Razor Ramon and with WCW under his real name made him a legend. The fact that he’s so famous despite not winning a world championship in a major promotion is a testament to his ability.

From wreaking havoc as a member of the nWo to wrestling that iconic ladder match against Shawn Michaels, Hall has been a phenomenon. He wrestled in many promotions and won many championships. Despite his troubled history of drug and alcohol abuse, he has not stopped thriving in his art.

The charismatic star was taken to hospital in 2022 after sustaining a broken hip. After hip replacement surgery, he was diagnosed with a blood clot and had three heart attacks. He was taken off life support on March 14, 2022 with his family at his side. Hall was 63 years old at the time of his death.

When it comes to the art of wrestling, there are few personalities more inspiring than twice WWE Hall of Famer.

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