“Tracy Smothers has a large mass on the left side under his lung”

Oct 16, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

Christopher Jackson posted via Facebook:


I just got off the phone with Tracy. He wanted me to spread the word of love, instead of political hate. His words not mine. We talked for 30 minutes. He is in good spirits. However make no mistake his condition is serious. He is suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. He had a mass and received chemo for a mass a few months ago. The Chemo took a serious toll on his heart. The cancer is back, Tracy has a large mass on the left side under his lung. Tomorrow they start a little less intense chemo. But as Tracy says, “Cue, it’s either gonna make me or break me”

We talked about the old days, he told me the two most under rated wrestlers of all time are Tom Brandi and “The Wise Guy” Jimmy Cicero, we talked about the Cusati tours back in the day. We talked about a lot legends in the business. How much we missed Buddy Landel, Chris Candido. The guys who were the best tough guys like Manny Fernandez and Lou Thesz. Of course Bullet Bob Armstrong came up,. I was blessed to see Bob in October 2019 in Georgia, It was an amazing conversation with one of my dearest friends and my brother.

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