Tracy Stanton Smothers was a professional wrestler from America. For his World Championship Wrestling, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation, and Extreme Championship Wrestling appearances, he is best known. He was born on September 2, 1962, in Springfield, Tennessee, United States.
Tracy Smothers has passed away at the age of 58.
He was 58 years old.
He graduated from Springfield High School, where he played football, golf, and wrestled. Smothers was from Springfield, TN. Smothers was the first person in the history of Springfield High School to go to the wrestling state championship. Smothers began his career on Saturday morning TV, supporting Memphis.
In 1987, Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers began teaming up in Florida Championship Wrestling as The Wild-Eyed Southern Boys, where they feuded with The New Breed. They went on to Southeast Championship Wrestling, where the Stud Stable was feuding with them.
In 1989, the newly renamed Continental Wrestling Federation captured the CWF Tag Team Title. As Smothers wrestled an unmuzzled bear at Continental that was announced as 550 lbs, Tracy took the bear several times to the mat. The bear, unable to comprehend the situation, assumed that they were playing.
In a one-off appearance, Smothers competed on the “Summer Sweatfest” Supercard for Grindhouse Pro Wrestling on July 21st, 2018. He wrestled against Stone Cold Bear in the penultimate bout.
Smothers defeated Stone Cold Bear by Pinfall after much heckling, due to Smothers making many remarks about the weight and appearance of the fans in attendance, as well as the classic heel tactics of borderline cheating, and continued the assault, he was subsequently dumped out of the ring by Stone Cold Bear.
On October 28, 2020, Smothers passed away. Conrad the Mortgage Guy from Podcaster reported Smothers’ passing in a tweet that read, “Keep the family of Tracy Smothers in your thoughts, today. We lost a great one.”
Former WCW president Eric Bischoff tweeted, “Sorry to hear about the passing of Tracey Smothers. I saw him last about a year ago. He was so happy with the ring. He was a good man. RIP Tracey.”
On the morning of October 27, Jessie Belle’s daughter, Smothers, updated her Facebook status to say she was “feeling broken.”
Very sad to learn that Tracy Smothers passed. He was a great wrestler and an even better person. He was always cutting up and busting chops in the locker room…just a fun talented dude always smiling. A spectacular career wrestling everywhere you could imagine over his years! pic.twitter.com/L0RERBn7ve
I’m saddened to hear the passing of dear friend Tracy Smothers. Thanks for the years of friendship. Tracy & I had been checking in w each other every couple days regarding the health situation both of us are going through. This is another hard loss in the sport of pro wrestling. pic.twitter.com/APy9F7ifSY
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