Sadly, the wrestling world lost another legend of the territory era as Butch Reed passed away today at the age of 66.
Remembered for his time in Mid South Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, the WWF, and WCW, Butch Reed was an icon of his time and will be truly missed.
On social media, the wrestling world paid their respects to the fallen legend. You can see several reactions from many in the world of wrestling below.
All Elite Wrestling joins the wrestling world in mourning the death of Butch Reed. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans. pic.twitter.com/rxWfC6e9A8— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 5, 2021
RIP “Hacksaw” Butch Reed. I was a fan of his work from the first time I saw him. Loved his jabs. The Team of DOOM with Ron was my favorite team in WCW at a time where WCW was stacked with great teams. Thank you for the years of entertainment sir!— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) February 5, 2021
I’m bothered by this news. I really liked Butch always laughing and cutting up. When I seen him last time was in New York a couple years ago. Prayers for family and friends. Wow folks cherish those you care about. This life is fragile. Cherish each moment. pic.twitter.com/pyAdOOQsu4— Bobby Fulton (@TheBobbyFulton) February 5, 2021
Butch Reed was like a big brother to me and @BookerT5x. We always had the best time whenever we saw each other and my fondest memory is when me, Booker, and Butch had a six man tag match. It was like a dream come true.— Stevie Ray (@RealStevieRay) February 5, 2021
RIP Hacksaw & my condolences to his family.#ButchReed #WCW pic.twitter.com/DVrSk4nkma
Sad to hear about the Passing of Butch Reed! Literally, I’ve spent hours watching his matches and promos. Keep his memory alive by watching “Hacksaw” whenever you can! #RIPButchReed pic.twitter.com/zOzEozfA4I— Sam Adonis (@RealSamAdonis) February 5, 2021
We're saddened by the loss of "Hacksaw" Butch Reed, age 66. Reed was a former world tag team champion who left his mark in rings throughout the WWF, WCW, Mid-South Wrestling, and countless other places. PWI sends our collective condolences to Reed's many fans and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/fQzl5Hsv5V— PWI (@OfficialPWI) February 5, 2021
So sorry to hear about the passing of Butch Reed. Rest In Peace.....— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) February 5, 2021
One of my favorite tag teams of all time. 100% bad ass. My first night in the wrestling business (almost 30 years ago) was spent with Butch Reed-I asked him about the story about him riding a horse into a bar, it’s true-what a good time. RIP Butch Reed. pic.twitter.com/S2RmoVMwuh— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) February 5, 2021
Hacksaw Butch Reed was an individual that achieved success in wrestling. Holding championships everywhere he went, including here in WLW. His contributions in this sport are still being felt today, and will never be forgotten and always appreciated.— World League WLW (@worldleaguewlw) February 5, 2021
Thank you#RIPButchReed pic.twitter.com/oUgVfQZMN3
I never met Butch Reed, so my take on him is from when I was kid & a fan. I can’t say I was a “fan” of Butch Reed’s back then. He was a heel after all, at a time when if you were good at you job people didn’t like you. He had a credibility though, that you had to respect. #RIP— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) February 5, 2021
RIP Butch Reed pic.twitter.com/PYHjItbzYz— Malcolm (@Malcolmvelli) February 5, 2021
Rest In Peace Butch Reed! Man I thought this dude was so cool when he came to the WWE. At the time I had no idea how maj he was in mid south as Hacksaw Butch Reed. Thanks to cheap heat listener Charles for these amazing pics from Wrestlemania III with Koko and Slick. pic.twitter.com/iZLmkcmguX— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) February 5, 2021
RIP Butch Reed