Cliff Sheats Passes Away
PWInsider report also notes that former independent wrestler and promoter Cliff Sheats also passed away recently. Sheats started his career in the late 1980s for PWF for Dusty Rhodes and Mike Graham. Additionally, he worked as an ehancement talent in WWF and WCW in the early 1990s.
Sheats previously teamed with Casey Andrews as The Exterminators. He also worked with the ring names Dead Bug Joe and Cliff Sheets. In Florida, he was billed as Cliff Anderson as many joked that Sheats looked very much like WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson.
Sheats helped NJPW announcer Kevin Kelly break into the business. Kelly started his ring announcing career at the Florida events that Sheats promoted. There are no details yet on the circumstances of his passing.