Walt McDonald, who wrestled as Big Slam Vader and Crybaby Waldo, died at age 54.
McDonald's wife posted the news on his death on social media, saying his last days were peaceful.
Our sweet gentle giant is gone.
A wrestler until the end, he only gave in when his body did. That was Walt, or as he would say, "The Big Slam"
His last days were peaceful, just as we prayed. In fact, he was the most peaceful I've seen him in years. His passing was so peaceful, I can't describe it. God is faithful.
I am so incredibly grateful to have a part of him that lives on in my son.
He was so proud of Walter and loved my daughters as if they were his own blood. He was truly their "Papa" for the last 19 years.
He is now reunited with all of those he loves and I believe there is great rejoicing in heaven this day!
I love you all and I appreciate the great outpouring of love and support that I have received. Though I've been unable to respond to everyone, I've read every single message. I know Walt would be so happy to know how loved he was.
RIP My husband and friend. I'll see you on the other side.
ECW legend The Blue Meanie also took to social media to express his condolences and sadness over McDonald's death.
Rest in Peace Walt McDonald aka Crybaby Waldo aka Big Slam Vader. You were a good dude and were very kind to me. Rest easy my friend.— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) July 27, 2020
McDonald wrestled for a number of territories throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, including Eastern Championship Wrestling, IPWA, TWA and even CZW. McDonald also promoted his own events under the Slam Championship Wrestling banner.
Fightful sends its condolences to McDonald's friends and family.