The Westside Xtreme Wrestling promotion in Germany announced today that former wXw Unified World Wrestling Champion, 5-time wXw World Tag Team Champion and former wXw 16 Carat Gold Winner Absolute Andy has passed away at the age of 40 after a long battle against his illness.

The post reads, “We say goodbye to one of the most deserving wrestlers in wXw history. Without a doubt, Absolute Andy is one of the best-known and most popular wrestlers in German-speaking countries. In a career spanning almost 20 years, Absolute Andy has won every major title at wXw . 16 Carat Gold Winner , wXw Unified World Wrestling Champion, wXw Shotgun Champion, 5-time wXw World Tag Team Champion, wXw World Heavyweight Champion . Andy is the only wrestler to have all of these achievements on his resume. Over 330 times, Andy has laced up his boots for wXw and stepped into the ring against the best of the best. Bryan Danielson, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jeff Jarrett were among his opponents, as were Walter, Ilja Dragunov and Tommy End. His big tag teams Jay-AA, A-4, AbLas and Champions of Champions are part of our history. The day before yesterday, Andy lost his long battle against his illness and fell asleep in the presence of his wife. We wish his family and friends a lot of strength during this time and ask you to give them the necessary distance until we can all say goodbye to Andy together in the wXw ring with the respect that his life’s work deserves.”

On behalf of Wrestling-News.Net, we would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Absolute Andy.