Former WWE developmental talent passes away

Jan 26, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck

Reported by Adam Martin of

Former WWE developmental star Shawn Osborne passed away today at age 34. Osborne died of self-inflicted wounds and emailed out a letter to a number of close friends before taking his own life. Osborne trained under Les Thatcher and Cody Hawk at the Heartland Wrestling Association, signed a developmental deal with WWE in 2006 and debuted in Ohio Valley Wrestling (WWE’s former developmental territory). He was transferred to Deep South Wrestling and then Florida Championship Wrestling. Osborne was released in February of 2008.


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