Sad news came out yesterday night about the death of NWA wrestler Joseph Hudson, who was playing the role of “The Question Mark” on NWA Powerrr in early 2020, before production was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Wrestling Alliance issued the following statement about his death:
“The National Wrestling Alliance is devastated to learn of the passing of Joseph Hudson, better known to fans as Jocephus and the Question Mark.
Joseph has been a pillar of the NWA for many years, whether it be as the enigmatic leader of the Kingdom of Jocephus or the beloved Master of Mongrovian Karate.
Joseph will be remembered for his warm personality and imaginative spirit. We extend our deepest sympathies to Joseph’s family, friends, and fans.”
Here is NWA President Billy Corgan’s statement:
“It’s with a heavy heart that I share that my friend and brother in wrestling, Joseph Hudson, has passed away suddenly from an as-yet undiagnosed medical issue. NWA fans would know him as Jocephus as well as The Question Mark, where thanks to the great fans at GPB Studios in Atlanta, Joseph was able to receive the kind of support in the ring he’d always dreamt of. He is survived by a young son whom he loved dearly, and if anything would pain him about leaving this Earth, it would be not being able to be there for his boy. RIP Joseph, love to you, and Godspeed.”
Dutch Mantell discussed the sad news on Twitter:
Sad news tonight folks. My friend, Joseph Hudson, who went by the wrestling name Jocephus and portrayed a young Bruiser Brody in the DSOTR episode 1 passed away tonight. It is believed that he either suffered a stroke or an aneurysm. @PWTorch @PWInsidercom @RealJeffJarrett pic.twitter.com/Vgux3bADk1— . (@DirtyDMantell) February 25, 2021
Hudson’s most recent work in NWA involved a comedic partnership with Aron Stevens, better known to WWE fans as Damien Sandow. Stevens reacted to the news:
My heart is broken. R.I.P. Sensei ❓. Thank you for all you have done for the fans and for me. This does not seem real.— Aron (@AronsThoughts) February 25, 2021
James Storm also remembered his friend:
This will hurt for a long time. The hard thing about wrestling Jocephus was trying not to laugh at the silly stuff he would do to try & pop you during the match. He will be missed . Little unknown fact: He helped me with voice/writing material for the DCC videos #Ripjocephus ? pic.twitter.com/5elFXNOnNB— The Cowboy (@JamesStormBrand) February 25, 2021
On behalf of the entire Cageside Seats community, we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Hudson.