Christian Able passes away

Apr 14, 2016 - by Steve Gerweck

via Leonard Brand:

Dear God…..I cant take much more sadness in my life. I do not know what I did but please cut me some slack ok? Today I get online and learn the about the death of yet another good friend gone too young. My friend Christian Able or Josh to most of us is gone now and as I sit here with tears in my eyes I am truly at a loss for words. Josh wasn’t just any wrestler. He was someone I truly thought would make it big in the business until back injuries held him back. Josh was always good to me regardless how busy he was. Josh always had time for photos and always seemed to be genuinely pleased to see me. I saw him cut a promo one time up in Kalkaska that gave me chills that was intertwined with the wrestling part of it but also with some Christian believe in it too. It was a surreal moment and I realized this guy is going to be a star one day. A few years ago I would hang out with the Raymond family and take family photos with them. One particular time Josh showed up and it was like old times. This just happened to be the day I had the deal with the woman beater at the rest stop on 131 and when Josh heard the story from Josh Raymond he was so happy I had defended this woman’s honor. That is the Josh I will always remember. A truly good guy who I liked very much and was more than just another Michigan wrestler. Josh cared about his friends and I feel a incredible loss this afternoon. I last saw Josh last summer at the HPW show in Paw Paw and to sit and talk with Josh before and after the show was just like old times. He had been away from the ring for a while but he was so happy to be in the ring again. I will remember when Josh and Caden Ames would hang out at World One in Bay City helping with ring set up and anything else that needed to be done and they were not even booked on the card and had drove all the way across the state to hope to get a spot. I was so proud when Josh and Josh Raymond starting working for ROH. So many good memories where do I stop? I don’t know what to think or how to even process this? I know my heart goes out to the Burgess family and the Raymond family and so many others. I am mad. I am hurt. I am sad. I am crushed. I don’t know what else to say but Josh thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for being my friend and a class act. I love you bro……

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