We are sad to report that former WCW wrestler Max Muscle (later changed to Maxx Muscle, real name John Czawlytko) passed away last Thursday at the age of 56.
Czawlytko began wrestling in the early 90s and was signed by World Championship Wrestling in 1993 after a career as a bodybuilder.
John Czawlytko, who wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the ring names Maxx Muscle, Max Muscle, Maxx and Big Bad John, has passed away.
WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page announced (Maxx Muscle) Czawlytko’s death via Facebook on Monday, saying he passed away last Thursday.
“I wanna send out my condolences to the family and friends of my buddy & former body guard #MaxMuscle aka John Czawlytko. Max passed on Thursday. Max was very instrumental in some early matches with @MarcMero. He was a great guy & will be missed,” Page wrote.
Long-time fans may remember that he started wrestling in WCW as Big Bad John but was later repackaged as “Diamond” Dallas Page’s bodyguard who would help him out in arm wrestling contests.
He eventually broke away from DDP and joined Kevin Sullivan’s Dungeon of Doom, where he was simply known as Maxx. For most of his run, he was primarily used on WCW Saturday Night and as a step above an enhancement talent on WCW Monday Nitro.
Czawlytko wrestled on some independent shows after WCW before retiring in 2003. As at the time of death, there is no word yet on the cause of death.
Details about what caused Czawlytko’s death remain unknown but words turning around in the internet is pinning that Max Muscle probably took his own life.
Wrestling News Plus sends its condolences to the family, friends, and peers of John Czawlytko in this rough time.