ECW Star Axl Rotten Passes Away released the following statement regarding the passing of former ECW wrestler Axl Rotten:

“WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Brian Knighton, best known for competing in ECW as Axl Rotten from 1993 to 1999, has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Knighton’s family, friends and fans.”

Reports indicate that Knighton passed away at a motel in Baltimore.

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