Bushwhacker Butch, whose real name was Bob Miller, and was a famous tag-team wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer has pass@d away at the age of 78.
Luke, who worked with Butch for a long time, told TMZ Sports on Monday that he had di@d. Luke said that Butch got sick for a short time after he got to Los Angeles for WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium on Friday. He was taken to the hospital and put in the ICU.
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Luke said that Butch was taken to the hospital because of a “situation with medication.” “He flew in from New Zealand on Wednesday and was all good. Friday morning, he was incognito,” Luke said.
The Bushwhackers became well-known while they were in WWE (then called WWF) from 1988 to 1996. Fans liked them because they were funny and had a signature march around the ring. Even though they never won the WWE tag team championships, they were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.
TMZ Sports reports that Luke wrote a tribute to Butch on Monday:
“Late last night, I lost my friend, brother, and tag team partner of over 50 years with the passing of Bob ‘Butch’ Miller. From the early-1970s when we were young mates wrestling for John da Silva in New Zealand, my first impression of Bob ‘The Chest’ Miller (as he was called in those days) was that he was a first-class redneck, and what bloody redneck he was! But he was also an all-around good guy and a great friend. … If you were to read the story of my life it would say that I am the only child, but it would be wrong. In life, I had a brother and his name was Bob Miller. I love you, Bob. Until I see you again, WOOOOAHH YEEEEAAHH!”