Buddy Landel Passes Away At Age 53

Landel was an interesting case as he was a self proclaimed Ric Flair tribute wrestler, down to the same look (plus about 50lbs), style, robes and finishing move.  However, he had a lot of drug issues over the years which stopped his pushes several times.  He was talented enough to be a solid midcard guy though and had some solid matches and runs back in the 80s.

Early word says that it was a car accident which Landel came home from, but was later found unresponsive.


  1. Vega says:

    Most probably just a typo, but Buddy Landell =/= Buddy Rose, who passed away several years ago.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Yeah I know. Where does Rose come into this?

    Vega Reply:

    “Early word says that it was a car accident which Rose came home from […]”

    Or am I missing something with a Rose?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    It’s a typo. Sorry about that and thanks for pointing it out.