The wrestler died from unknown causes

By Naja Rayne
Updated February 05, 2016 12:45 AM
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Credit: Source: Axl Rotten Facebook

Brian Knighton, known for his professional wrestling career under the name Axl Rotten, has died, WWE confirms. He was 44.

“WWE extends its condolences to Knighton’s family, friends and fans,” the company said in a statement.

According to Bleacher Report, the cause of his death is still unknown.

Most famous for being one of the original cast members of ECW in the nineties, Knighton also reportedly participated in all of the major promotions across the United States.

Knighton was also the focus of a 2015 documentary in which he discussed injuries sustained in his wrestling career that left him confined to a wheelchair, speaking candidly about the damage done to his body during his career.