Johnny Meadows, former WCW wrestler passes away due to COVID-19

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Johnny Meadows

Johnny Meadows (real name John Condrone), who is a former WCW star has passed away on Tuesday after losing his battle to the deadly COVID-19.

Johnny Meadows passes away

Johnny Meadows, survived by his wife and sons passed away aged around sixty on October 20. He started his battle with COVID-19 since September 14. After the first week, he was admitted to the hospital.

Johnny Meadows

A week after he was admitted to the hospital, his health deteriorated and was placed on life-support. There had been other complications as well. Having the life-support for over two weeks his health showed no improvement.

Johnny Meadows began his professional wrestling career in 1979 against Larry Cheatham in Chattanooga. He was trained by a famed wrestler, Rick Conners. name of Johnny Meadows (the name taken by his dad who wrestled as Al Meadows which was taken from Meadowland, New Jersey.

Meadows came from the same training class as pro wrestlers Dirty White Boy Tony Anthony, White Lightning Tim Horner, Joey Cazana and Chris Powers.

Johnny Meadows started working in Southeastern Championship Wrestling where he faced wrestlers such as The Mongolian Stomper, Big John Studd, Blackjack Mulligan, Terry Taylor, Kevin Sullivan, Hector Guerrero, and Dick Murdoch.

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He also had extensive stints in several promotions including Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-Atlantic, NWA, ECW, AWA.

Meadows held victories over The Headbangers, “Stunning” Steve Austin, Kid Cash, The Armstrongs, Tommy Rich, The Samoans, The Assassins, The Spoilers, Kamala and others.

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Over his seventeen long years of career, he went onto face many wrestling legends Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Steiner Brothers, Cactus Jack (Mankind, Mic Foley), The Rock and Roll Express, and The Midnight Express.

During his career, he has held the World Heavyweight Championship, Junior Heavyweight and Tag Team Championships.

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Apart from wrestling, Condrone was Award-Winning Dove & Grammy-Nominated Songwriter, Performer & Author with over 300 songs in radio, film & TV. He had stints with touring bluegrass groups Tranquility Express and The Roane State Boys.

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