TNA Icon Don West Passes Away

TNA Icon Don West Passes Away

TNA Icon Don West  Passes Away

June 19th 2002 – The fast talking, ever “creamed” voice of Don West was heard on Total Nonstop Wrestling (Now Impact Wrestling) inaugural PPV alongside Ed Ferrara and Mike Tenay.

His quick gib, ever the salesman approach to the way in which commentary was done added a new and exciting layer to the programming to TNA, whether it was on the commentary of the “Fish Market Street Fight” or on the Youtube based show “TNA Today” where he had a special segment called “Don West’s Insane Daily Deal!” you knew who Don was even if you could only hear his voice!

After a brief run where Don turned heel in February of 2009, in August 2009, he was promoted within the company to oversee merchandise development and various sales initiatives.

This wasn’t the last we saw of Don on TV however as in the October he came back as Amazing Red’s new Manager and becoming a face once again!

After handing in his notice in 2012 to become the Director of Sale and Marketing for the Wenatchee Wild Ice Hockey Team, Don did return in 2017 joining the merchandise department once again and had another commentary task of adding his iconic voice to the Slammiversary XV PPV in the July.

It is with great sadness to have to write this piece after it was announced today by Don’s wife Terri that he had passed away from lymphoma aged 59.

We here at Real Rasslin pass on our condolences to Don’s entire family during this time.

Thank you for everything Don, your voice will love on, in the “Impact Zone”