PAINFUL DEATH: Wrestling Champion Passes Away Unexpectedly — WWE & AEW Stars Pay Tribute…

PAIGE AND TRIPLE H Pay TributeTHE wrestling world is in mourning after news emerged independent star Matt Travis has passed away.

The 25-year-old died on Saturday after a traffic accident.

The New Yorker wrestled for both House of Glory, CZW and Gamechanger Wrestling.

His trainer, Amazing Red, tweeted: “I just can’t. I don’t understand life sometimes. I’m gonna try and pull it together for you today. I just want to see you! Talk to you! I’m sorry. I love you Matty.”

Triple h and Seth Rollins pay tribute

Triple h and Seth Rollins pay tribute

WWE superstar Curtis Axel led the tributes to the late star.

He tweeted: “My thoughts are with The @HOGwrestling locker room, students, friends, & family. Very sad news.”

All Elite Wrestling tag team Santana and Ortiz dedicated their Full Gear match on Saturday night to Travis.

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Santana tweeted: “Love you bro. Tonight is for you.”

A host of fans also paid their respects on Twitter with @arieslopez saying: “Sad to hear the news of matt travis he was a great guy in the ring saw him at @combatzone wish i could have seen him @HOGwrestling #rip #MBK #hog.”

Independent wrestling star Matt Travis has died unexpectedly aged just 25

Independent wrestling star Matt Travis has died unexpectedly aged just 25

And the @3TPod: “Our hearts go out to the @HOGwrestling family & @AmazingRed1 through this extremely difficult time. We can’t imagine what everyone is going through. #RIP Matt Travis #MBK.”

Back in January, Travis spoke to Vice about how wrestling was his “lifeline”.

He said: “Wrestling is my lifeline. Every night I come home and hear how someone got shot… like, what if I’m next? But with wrestling I feel like, finally, I have a shot.”

Then @Savage91R said: “@JDfromNY206 JD TODAY IS A SAD DAY MATTHEW TRAVIS PAST AWAY . My condolences GOES TO HIM AND THE WHOLE ENTIRE @HOGwrestling FAMILY.”