It is unfortunate that we have to share the news that RJ Meyer has passed away after battling with leukemia since last year.
He discovered that he had leukemia back in March of last year, after undergoing a regular checkup. He then had a bone marrow transplant procedure last year in October.
His health gradually got worse with time and he could not fight it any longer. Lio Rush, who was trained by Meyer in the past took to Twitter and announced that he was losing his battle against leukemia and asked for prayers.
Tara Meyer announced on the “Team #BruiserStrong” Facebook page regarding his passing. MCW Pro Wrestling then sent out a message in light of the sad news.
With a heavy heart the MCW family sends its condolences to the family and friends of RJ Meyer, better known as The Bruiser. The phrase “once in a lifetime” is thrown around a lot. In the case of The Bruiser, there will only be one. Ever. #BruiserStrong Forever
Meyer was a 10-time MCW Champion, as well as a Tag Team and Rage TV champion. He also helped train Velveteen Dream. He made his professional wrestling debut in 1997 after he was rained by Axl Rotten and Corporal Punishment.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Meyer’s family and friends during this sad time.
With a heavy heart the MCW family sends its condolences to the family and friends of RJ Meyer, better known as The Bruiser.
— MCW Pro Wrestling (@MCWWrestling) November 16, 2020