The wrestling world lost New Jack on Friday, May 14 at the age of 58.
New Jack was a legend in ECW and one of the most controversial figures in wrestling.
Following his passing, many of his peers, both those that shared a locker room with him and those who grew up watching him, took to social media to reflect on the life and career of Jerome "New Jack" Young.
New Jack --— Gigi Dolin (@gigidolin_wwe) May 14, 2021
RIP THE HARDCORE LEGEND NEW JACK!!!!— *ONLY FOR DOLPHINS* (@ActionBronson) May 15, 2021
Dax and I were just talking this week about how good he was when he spoke. RIP New Jack. pic.twitter.com/9GUdo2WisO— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) May 14, 2021
RIP New Jack.— The HBIC (@MiaYim) May 14, 2021
RIP NEW JACK! pic.twitter.com/CONMnXwmYv— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) May 14, 2021
New Jack was always good to me. He told me that since Jack Victory liked me, he’d put up with me.— CORINO (@StevenCorino) May 14, 2021
We used to do these crazy 8-mans in ECW. Jack would always be last and I’d get goosebumps when that music hit. Then pray I wasn’t getting the crutch that night! Thank you Jack.--
NEW JACK BUBBA YOU PARTY A TO THE Z AND FOREVER YOU MAKE ME LAUGH. I CANT BELIEVE YOU GONE BUBBA DAMN— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) May 14, 2021
I didn’t share a ton of locker rooms with New Jack, but when I did it was never dull. I’ll always remember the first time I met him in CA. Let’s just say it was… eventful. Rest well, Jack. Godspeed. --— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) May 15, 2021
Just landed in Baltimore and heard the news of new jack. I just seen him at the airport last Sunday walking with his face mask that said new jack and he stopped and we chatted for about 45 mins. Never take a day for granted— The Cowboy (@JamesStormBrand) May 14, 2021
RIP New Jack— DRAKE MAVERICK (@WWEMaverick) May 14, 2021
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jerome "New Jack" Young. We offer our sincerest condolences to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/5Qc0kO1hVx— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 14, 2021
Fightful sends its condolences to new Jack's family, friends, and fans.