Twin Cities pro wrestling personality Al Pabon dead at age 46

Jul 25, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Twin Cities pro wrestling personality Al Pabon died in his sleep on Friday at age 46. Pabon did production work for "The Bodyslam Revue," "Pro Wrestling Today," and the Steel Domain Wrestling television show, among others. He was working for the Civil Air Patrol in Lexington, Ky. at the time of his death.

Pabon's longtime friend Mick Karch wrote the following regarding Pabon on his Facebook page. "Al was so vital to local, independent wrestling. He founded 'Tac2' video productions and became very good friends with hundreds of the local wrestlers, fans and promoters.

"His extensive volume of work--those thousands upon thousands of hours of video tape--will last forever. His production capabilities aside, Al was a fantastic human being. He was brilliant, driven and committed to his work with the Civil Air Patrol. He was intense, opinionated, and spirited." You can read the full post at Mick Karch's Facebook page.

Powell's POV: My sincerest condolences to Mick, Ed Hellier, and all of Al's friends in and out of the pro wrestling community. I met him on several occasions at SDW shows back in the day, and I have only the fondest memories of "Sheik Adnan Al Paybon." The full piece that Karch wrote is great, as it includes some good memories of Pabon.

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