The wrestling world sadly lost Xavier on Sunday at the age of 43.
Following his passing, wrestlers shared their memories of the former ROH Champion.
I dont even know where to start, Im so tired of these. Xavier you was very instrumental not just for my career but for who i am today as a wrestler. The amount of hours you would kill us, you made us work, but you also loved us. You believed in every one of us and never hesitated pic.twitter.com/ZOk5qTZ8dH— Ringleader_Midas (@RingleaderM) August 17, 2020
I have no words. RIP Xavier— Eddie Kingston #BlackLivesMatter (@MadKing1981) August 17, 2020
Saddened to hear that John Xavier passed away. Always so kind and gracious. Fun person to be around and truly one of the good guys. God bless John. RiP.— Abyss (@TherealAbyss) August 17, 2020
Ugh. Very saddened to hear of the passing of John “Xavier” Kirius. He was always a very cool person and a great athlete. I had several memorable matches with him. Especially in the mid 2000’s for Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Heartbreaking. Godspeed my friend.— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) August 17, 2020
So sad to hear about Xavier’s passing. Can’t believe it. He was so young, talented & such a nice person. He will be missed. Condolences to his family & friends. I knew him since I first started wrestling. I hate that I can’t that one pic of us, just 2 babies happy to wrestle. RIP— ------------ -------- (@Zelina_VegaWWE) August 17, 2020
We here at CZW are saddened to learn of the passing of John "Xavier" Jirus. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones. His body of work will not be forgotten. #RIPXavier pic.twitter.com/xZp4p9KwQ2— CZW Combat Zone Wrestling (@combatzone) August 17, 2020
RIP Xavier— Charles Mason (@Charles___Mason) August 17, 2020
Thank you for teaching me how to push through the pain and keep going when things got hard. Thank you for believing in me early on. Every Saturday you would break us down just to build us up & I will always carry those lessons with me. We will miss you ---- pic.twitter.com/RLWLILZeoN
Im in absolute shock. Xavier was fam. More than a great wrestler. He was a great father whose son meant the world to him.— Steve Mack (@SteveMackDHS) August 17, 2020
I took this pic last year with Ki and Guapo at the Homicide show. He was getting ready for his return. I know he was gonna wreck shop. RIP Xavier pic.twitter.com/Uex8AwLfka
RIP Xavier. The second ever ROH World Champion and one of the most underrated independent wrestlers of all time. pic.twitter.com/O6rXQYoMso— --TIGER DRIVER-- (@TigerDriver9X) August 16, 2020
On behalf of Fightful, we would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Xaiver.