WCM sadly reports the untimely passing of pro wrestling historian Jim Zordani, who died in his sleep from natural causes over the weekend.
It's no exaggeration to say Jim (who posted on various message boards as "Clawmaster") was one of the major reasons the Internet Wrestling Community knows as much as it does about the sport's history. At least 95 per cent of the data in our Results section, in fact, was provided by (or copied and pasted from) two men: author/researcher Tim Hornbaker, and Jim. These gentlemen are the real deal, poring through rolls of microfilm
in public libraries to preserve as much info on wrestling's past as
JIm Zordani was 50 years old. We send sincere condolences to all who knew and loved him...and a huge THANK YOU to the Clawmaster himself.