The WWE announced on May 16, 2019, by a tweet on Twitter that Ashley Massaro, a former WWE Superstar died. Massaro was 39 years old.
The tweet said that they were sad to have learned of the death of Ashley Massaro, former WWE Superstar. The WWE offered condolences to Massaro’s friends and family.
They continued by saying from 2005-2008 Massaro was employed by the WWE, and was beloved by her fans and fellow WWE Superstars.
TMZ reported sources told them Massaro, who also appeared on “Survivor” was transported from her residence in Suffolk County, New York to a hospital, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Officials have not disclosed a cause of the superstar’s death, but it is not considered criminal.
In 2005, Massaro won a “Raw Diva Search” contest from the WWE. She was awarded a one year contract with the company and $250,000.
Massaro became a valet for the tag team champions Brian Kendrick and Paul London.
The wrestler participated in the 2007 Women’s Championship in the WWE at Wrestlemania 23. She wrestled against Melina. In 2008, at Wrestlemania 24, she participated in a Playboy BunnyMania LumberJill match.
In 2007 she was a participant on the television show “Survivor: China.” She did not last long, being voted off the show in the second episode.
In April 2007, the wrestler graced the cover of Playboy Magazine. She revealed her cover girl status on an episode of “WWE Smackdown.”
WWE superstars took to Twitter to post their condolences.
Mick Foley tweeted: “This was just awful and sad news. Ashley is gone. She lived in the same town as I do and was just 39. I loved seeing her in town. She was always smiling and nice. Now she is gone.”
Bull tweeted: “This stinks. Ashley was training at NYWC and was so very excited to start wrestling again. She always was smiling and was very down to earth. If anybody is going through a difficult time. Please do not be afraid to ask for help.”
Kelly Klein tweeted: “I am stunned hearing that Ashley has died. She always came up to me to say hi and was always encouraging and kind. We were talking about doing some projects together. My heart is breaking for her daughter. Rest in Power and Love, Ashley.”
Rev. Graves tweeted “I knew Ashley only as an acquaintance, and not well. She seemed to be bright and was fun to be around. Hopelessness and sadness is real. We all can do a lot better. Talk to somebody. Tell someone that you love them. Trust me. It does help.
Hurricane Helms tweeted “I am very sad hearing this. Ashley was sweet and funny and a good soul. She was always so very nice to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to her daughter.”
In 2008 she left the WWE. In 2017 she returned to wrestling with a pro wrestling company.
Massaro is survived by her only daughter, Alexa.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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