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Man Dies While Training at Seth Rollins’ Wrestling Academy

According to a report from ABC affiliate WKBW out of Buffalo, NY, 20-year-old Jonah Snyder has unfortunately passed away after being transported to a nearby hospital after going into cardiac arrest after feeling ill during training at Seth Rollins’ Wrestling Academy.

Snyder reportedly fell ill while training and was told to sit down by trainers, however, his condition worsened and he eventually went into cardiac arrest upon paramedic’s arrival. Snyder’s high school wrestling coach had this to say:

“I think he was set on becoming a professional wrestler,” said Dave Recor, Snyder’s high school wrestling coach. “He was chasing his dream.”

The autopsy report returned inconclusive.


  • ultimate warrior

    Bobby the Brain Henan is the best

  • John O’Brien

    Chicago speed camera

  • Lollololl

    Heart attack and cardiac arrest are two different things

  • MrDr3w

    Since it’s within the wrestling industry, you’d automatically think that it was something to do with poor habits. But the reality is that, sometimes these things happen, and no one is to blame. And sometimes facing reality (and one’s own mortality) is scary.

  • The Killswitch

    You learn something new every day! I think we can all agree, and this was more or less the point I wanted to make originally, 20 is a very young age to die, regardless of circumstance. I didn’t intend to suggest it’s not unheard of.

  • D2K

    It doesn’t matter. There can be any anomalies and defects in someone’s body chemistry that can cause a problem with no external stimuli. Heart attacks can occur at any age. Even an infant can have a heart attack.

  • MrDr3w

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is a disease where the muscles of the heart become abnormally thick, which makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. It’s the leading cause of sudden deaths in people under 30 years of age, and it often goes undetected by doctors.

  • The Killswitch

    Yes, but at 20?

    Also, I can’t think of many causes that lead to a heart attack that are “natural.”

  • D2K

    A heart attack basically is permanent damage to the heart muscle due to lack of oxygen. Any number of natural instances can cause that.

  • MrDr3w

    Wait for the haters to swoop in and say that this was somehow Rollins’s fault too.

  • The Killswitch

    Man, that’s too young of an age for a heart attack. One has to wonder what kind of outside forces affected it; if it was hereditary, if he overworked himself, or if he took substances. Best of wishes to his family.