Longtime PWG Ring Announcer Jon Ian Passes Away

Fightful is sad to report that longtime Pro Wrestling Guerrilla ring announcer Jon Ian has passed away. Ian was a regular on the California Independent scene, getting his start with Rick Bassman and UPW. He worked as a promoter and commissioner for Mach-1 Wrestling and was a producer for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood.

Ian had battled multiple health issues over the years, including a three and a half week coma. He started up a GoFundMe in 2015 detailing some of his issues.

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Hey everyone, I really want to thank you for your continued support through this illness but I need another favor from you all. Last June I suffered two heartfelters and I coded twice.(died twice). From there I was in a coma for about 3 1/2 weeks. Once I came to, I spent time learning to walk, read, write, and feed myself. I returned to stay home with my mom ever since to complete my rehabilitation in San Bernardino. I won this part of the battle , But the war continues.

Fightful would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Jon Ian.

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