Maryland independent wrestler and trainer RJ “The Bruiser” Meyers has lost his battle with leukemia.
Maryland Championship Wrestling announced the news Monday morning, issuing the following statement.
With a heavy heart the MCW family sends its condolences to the family and friends of RJ Meyer, better known as The Bruiser. The phrase “once in a lifetime” is thrown around a lot. In the case of The Bruiser, there will only be one. Ever. #BruiserStrong Forever
Meyers was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in March 2019, and underwent a bone marrow transplant later that year.
In addition to being an active wrestler until 2019, Meyers was also a trainer, credited for training Lio Rush and Velveteen Dream.