We regret to announce that the wrestler Chris Wilson, known under the name of “Justice Pain”, died on January 24 at the age of 41. So far, the causes of his sudden death have not been revealed.
The tragic news was shared through the official Twitter account of Combat Zone Wrestling where Wilson gained popularity by being one of the first known faces. Another company that also recognized Justice Pain was Game Changer Wrestling (GCW), which defined it as a fighter who revolutionized the independent wrestling business.
We here at CZW are heartbroken to learn of the untimely passing of Chris Wilson, AKA Justice Pain.
Chris was a Combat Zone original, multiple champion, and a true CZW legend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. RIP. pic.twitter.com/4wRDYu4eTQ
— Combat Zone Wrestling (@combatzone) January 25, 2020
With sadness, GCW mourns the loss of Chris Wilson aka Justice Pain. Along w/ his brother Nick, Chris was part of an indie wrestling revolution at the turn of the century, but more importantly, a loving/beloved father of 2 young daughters & our hearts go out to them at this time. pic.twitter.com/MxRCyfr9ZS
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) January 25, 2020
Chris Wilson began his career as a professional wrestler in 1996. He would quickly be one of the first students to form Combat Zone Wrestling, being trained by the company promoter John Zandig. He fought under the name of “Justice Pain”, with which he managed to lift the CZW World Heavyweight Championship five times, in addition to a large number of individual and tag team titles that made him the first triple crown champion of the company.
Together with wrestlers such as his brother Nick Cage or Lobo, Wilson is considered one of the first renowned faces within CZW, as well as in the world of independent hardcore wrestling. Wilson had retired in 2007 to devote himself to his work as the father of two children.