I read on Ringside At Skull Island yesterday that British wrestler Kris Travis passed away at the young age of 32. Travis had been battling stomach cancer and retired from wrestling last year after "an incredible in-ring comeback despite having surgery to remove a stomach tumour and undergoing 18 weeks of chemotherapy (see full article here)." I didn't feature Travis a lot here on Beefcakes of Wrestling, perhaps because his physique, while incredibly ripped, was leaner than most of the other wrestlers I tend to focus on, but I would see many photos of him while surfing the web for images I could include in this blog. In fact, in the early days of this blog, I would often confuse him with another lean Brit, Joey Hayes (I guess I should have paid more attention to Travis' star tattoos). So long, Kris, you were indeed, "a fighter to the end."
Travis often battled bigger opponents like Rampage Brown.