Independent Wrestler Passes Away Following Training Session At The ECW Arena

Independent wrestler Matt “Riot” Lowry passed away Tuesday after being rushed to Hahnemann Hospital following a training exercise in South Philadelphia at The Arena (formerly known as the ECW Arena) the previous evening, reports CBS 3 in Philadelphia. He was 22 years old.

According to police, Lowry died as a result of severe head injuries, though a man who trained him told CBS 3 that he was not injured inside the ring. The man said Lowry suffered an aneurysm while warming up outside the ring. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Combat Zone Wrestling holds wrestling training sessions every Monday evening, according to the official website for the Arena.

Lowry had been staying in New Jersey as of late, though he’s wrestled for some independent promotions in the Midwest.

To read CBS 3’s report and see a picture of Lowry, click here.