UPDATE: See our update posted later in the day after this article was written.
Woke up this morning to the news that “Mad Dog” DC Drake had died.
He was active in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area and a former Tri-State Wrestling Alliance and NWF champion. Tri-State was the organization that eventually led to the formation of ECW.
The only time I ever saw Drake personally is on clips that aired on Pro Wrestling This Week, the show that inspired me to create this site. I loved his character and he seemed like someone who would have fit right in with the WWF characters of that era. Maybe he was a bit too hardcore and violent for WWF back then?
He would literally act like a mad dog, with his manager Damien Kane leading him around on a chain. He would bit, kick and scream and even bark into the microphone. He was a mad dog!
The video below showcases his character pretty well, I think. Maybe someone who knew of him a little better can leave something in the comments below.
I have written about too many wrestlers dying in the short amount of time that I’ve run this site. I hope this is a trend that does not continue.
Rest in peace, Mad Dog DC Drake. Even though I never saw you wrestle very much you made a lasting impact on me and I always remembered you.