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Independent Wrestler Matt Travis Passes Away In Tragic Hit-And-Run Crash




Independent wrestler Matt Travis died on November 9, 2019, when he was struck by a dump truck while riding his bicycle in Harlem, NY.

According to NBC New York, the 25-year-old independent wrestler, whose real name is Matthew Travis Palacios was riding his bicycle in East Harlem on Saturday when a dump truck driver made an illegal turn and struck him. Travis was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Travis started training in 2016 at House of Glory Wrestling school in Queens, NY. He has been a mainstay on the independent scene competing for HOG, Game Changer Wrestling, and CZW.

Following the news, the wrestling world began posting tributes the late wrestler.

Game Changer Wrestling tweeted, “R.I.P. Matt Travis A passionate, rising star with a big heart and a world of potential. You will be missed 🙏”

CZW added, “CZW is heartbroken to learn of Matt Travis’ tragic passing. He will always be considered part of the Combat Zone family and we send our deepest condolences and love to everyone lucky enough to know him. RIP Matt.”