Memphis Wrestling Legend & Jeff Jarrett’s Grandfather Eddie Marlin recently passed away at the age of 89. Eddie Marlin was a former Memphis Wrestler & Promoter who also made his name in the wrestling industry by competing in The NWA Mid-America Wrestling Promotion as well as The Continental Wrestling Association.
During his stint in The NWA Mid-America Wrestling Promotion, Eddie Marlin teamed up with Tommy Gilbert and he even won multiple championship titles such as The NWA Southern Tag Team Title, The NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Title & The NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title. When he joined his son-in-law Jerry Jarrett’s wrestling promotion known as The Continental Wrestling Association, Eddie Marlin was the on-screen General Manager throughout The 1980s.
Randy Hales, former Memphis Wrestling Personality & the person who helped take care of Eddie Marlin, was the first who shared the devastating news on Twitter. Two days prior to Eddie Marlin’s passing, Jerry Jarrett also took to Twitter and revealed that Eddie Marlin is being moved to hospice and that his organs had failed.
You can check out Randy Hales & Jerry Jarrett’s tweets below:
I’m said to say Eddie Marlin passed away at 5am this morning.
I waited to all the family were told until I made this post.
I will do a FB Live Tonight 8:30 Central.
— Randy Hales (@Rbhales) August 15, 2019
Eddie is being moved to hospice.
— Jerry W. Jarrett (@JerryWJarrett) August 13, 2019
This is the complete text. Our family thanks you for your prayers. “Doctor Montgomery just came in. He told Eddie that all his organs had failed and it was a miracle he survived and he must be toughest man in the world and things are going in right direction now. “
— Jerry W. Jarrett (@JerryWJarrett) August 8, 2019
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