Former WWE and WCW referee Mickie Jay Henson has died aged 59 -Cause Of Death

The former WCW/WWE referee Mickey Henson, well known to wrestling fans, has passed away at the age of 59.

 

Henson recently battled COVID-19 pneumonia and was taken off life support at 6:19 p.m. ET.

Henson started his wrestling business in 1987 with Dusty Rhodes and Steve Kerin in Florida. He later worked for the World Wrestling Championships for many years until the company was acquired by the World Wrestling Federation in 2001.

Henson was hired by WWE, where he competed in a number of high-profile matches, including Edge vs. Mick Foley at WrestleMania 22. He left the company in 2009 after being diagnosed with Mantel cell lymphoma and has since recovered.

Henson officiated his first game in 1987. He broke into the business with the help of Steve Keirn, Mike Graham and Gordon Solie in championship wrestling from Florida. According to Henson, “My first game was at Eddie Graham Coliseum in Orlando, Florida. I think it’s turned into an apartment building now. The game was between Bob Cook and young Mike Awesome. I’m not that nervous. I’ve been watching it on TV. I pay attention to the referee, and when I get out of there I kind of get caught up in it. I’m lucky to be able to tell Dick Slater and Mike Graham He learned from the best staff at the time, like Mike Graham, so it was easy to be accepted.”

Jim Crockett Promotions eventually took over the area, and Henson began refereeing at the World Championships of Wrestling (WCW) in 1992. Henson judged WCW champion Goldberg and Kevin Nash at the 1998 Starrcade Main Event, which Nash won. [2] In honor of the late Owen Hart, he also served as a referee for Brett Hart’s match with Chris Benoit.

When Vince Mcmahon bought WCW in March 2001, Henson lost his job.

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