The wrestling world lost a longtime contributor on Wednesday as Bob Ryder passed away.
Ryder was the editor of 1Wrestling and very influential in the wrestling media landscape on top of being a longtime TNA/IMPACT employee.
Following the news of his passing, members of the wrestling community shared their condolences and memories.
RIP Bob Ryder -- From working with Bob in my WCW days and then in TNA, he was always nice to me and helped me out anytime I needed it. Very sad to hear this news. https://t.co/xqqYcVTR8g— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) November 25, 2020
BEYOND devastated about the passing Bob Ryder. He was the kindest, most selfless person you could imagine. He always did for others. He meant the world to me. We had just talked & I was worried he would be alone for Thanksgiving. Cannot tell u how much I will miss @brydertna --— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) November 25, 2020
There are people that can enter your life and completely change everything. Bob Ryder was that person for me. His courageous, long fight with cancer never kept his spirits down. He was the kind of best friend that comes along once in a lifetime. I will miss him terribly.— Jeremy Borash (@JeremyBorash) November 25, 2020
Just heard the sad news about Bob Ryder’s passing. Bob took such great care of me & my family during my time with @IMPACTWRESTLING. Even after I left, Bob was so incredibly supportive of my family & career. Godspeed, my friend, you’ll be missed.#RIP Bob Ryder— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) November 25, 2020
Rest In Peace Bob Ryder. A true gentleman who helped me and countless others immensely. One of the good ones, he will be sorely missed!— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) November 25, 2020
Bob Ryder and I became friends my first day in @IMPACTWRESTLING My last day there he was one of the very few that it was difficult to say goodbye to. We remained in contact since then. A total pro who loved the wrestling business. I am incredibly sad today. RIP Bob. Godspeed sir— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) November 25, 2020
I just heard the news about Bob.— SONJAY (@sonjaydutterson) November 25, 2020
RIP to my dear friend Bob Ryder. We last texted Monday. I don’t know what to say. This is tough.
I’m crushed to hear Bob Ryder passed away today. He was one of a kind. He loved the business, the talent and everyone around him. He wore countless hats and was a big part of the success I had during my career. I love you Bob. Rest In Peace my friend.— Abyss (@TherealAbyss) November 25, 2020
RIP Bob Ryder. Thank you for pushing me and believing in me.— The HBIC (@MiaYim) November 25, 2020
Absolutely gutted to hear about the passing of Bob Ryder, I'll never forget when he phoned me to sign for @IMPACTWRESTLING "Are you ready to come to America?" An absolute diamond of a man who helped me every month. RIP Bob --— GRADO (@gradowrestling) November 25, 2020
RIP to my dear friend Bob Ryder.— DRAKE MAVERICK (@WWEMaverick) November 25, 2020
I loved you very much - I wish I had told you what you meant to me because you we always there for me like a great uncle when I first arrived in America. Can’t believe you’re gone. I’m so sorry. You were family to me #BobSquad
Damn...RIP Bob Ryder. You were always cool with me and definitely one of @IMPACTWRESTLING go to guys for many things. Condolences to his friends and family— Rohit Raju/Hakim Zane (@HakimZane) November 25, 2020
Very sad to hear about the passing of Bob Ryder. Read below if u didn't know BR or maybe u aren't aware of his contributions to Pro Wrestling for many years in the media & also in front office @IMPACTWRESTLING .— team taz head honcho (@OfficialTAZ) November 25, 2020
Bob was always awesome to me, great sense of humor & great guy. -- https://t.co/ZF4SoXSuZn
Horrible news hearing about the passing of Bob Ryder. Even in his sickness, was constantly joking about.— Andrew Everett is more athletic than you (@_AndrewEverett) November 25, 2020
We used to have a running joke about getting cucumber infused water on demand written into my next contract when I was with IMPACT.
RIP Bob Ryder— Brian Myers (@Myers_Wrestling) November 25, 2020
I’m very sad to hear the news of the passing of Bob Ryder. I’ve known him for years going back to 2007 when I was first trying to get a job with @IMPACTWRESTLING— Cody Deaner (@CodyDeaner) November 25, 2020
He was always generous with his time & a complete joy to be around.
My heart goes out to his family.#RIP Bob
Bob was family. Our hearts are broken, but I know he would want us to celebrate his life, so that’s exactly what we will do ---- pic.twitter.com/VO4p2NFY6I— Madison Rayne (@MadisonRayne) November 25, 2020
RIP Bob Ryder. You were a good man.— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) November 25, 2020
Fightful would like to extend its condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Ryder.