After a very rough year, Axl Rotten has passed away. WWE themselves have confirmed that the ECW legend is dead. Back issues, among other things, have forced Rotten to be in and out of the hospital. Since he exhausted all of his funds while not being able to work, Axl asked for help from fans to pay his medical bills. Chris Jericho was one of the first people to send some money towards Rotten. He was 44 years old.
February 4, 2016
A post on Twitter where Axl Rotten tries to clear up the confusion over comments that he made in regards to death matches. The former ECW star caused a little bit of controversy after his podcast interview with Chris Jericho because the internet wrestling community felt that he was disrespectful towards the thing that propelled his career.
June 9, 2015
A post on Instagram where Chris Jericho revealed that he is interviewing Axl Rotten tonight. The two of them will talk about the rise and fall of ECW, while also talking about how bad things have gotten for Rotten, who is now in a wheelchair. Jericho was one of the first wrestlers to donate money to Rotten for his expensive medical bills.
June 8, 2015
Life is extremely rough for Axl Rotten at the moment. He has been in the hospital for the past seven months because his back gave out on him. Since the former ECW star has been unable to work, he has exhausted all of his medical coverage. Rotten is now seeking help. Fans thus far have thrown $1055 towards his GoFundMe goal of $12000 over the first three weeks. Doctors have told him that he will never be able to wrestle again.
May 25, 2015