ECW star Brian Knighton, professionally known as Axl Rotten, died on Thursday in Baltimore, Maryland. He was found deceased by authorities in a motel.
Brian Knighton was 44 years old.
WWE issued the following statement:
WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Brian Knighton, best known for competing in ECW as Axl Rotten from 1993 to 1999, has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Knighton’s family, friends and fans.