Ashley Massaro wasn’t with us long, either on this earth or on our screens as a WWE Superstar. She continued as part of the wrestling community, making appearances after requesting her WWE release in 2008 so she could care for her sick daughter. She recently began taking independent bookings again and was working toward a more regular in-ring return.
The cause of her death yesterday (May 16) at age 39 is still unknown, with officials in New York’s Suffolk County thus far only saying it was “non-criminal”. As you can see in some of the thoughts and remembrances below, a few of her friends and co-workers have either heard more information informally or are making assumptions about what ended Massaro’s life.
That news will come in time, and won’t change the point most of her friends and colleagues are really making - that Ashley was a good person whom they loved.
We join the folks sending these messages, and the many, many more not embedded below, in keeping a good thought/saying a prayer for the friends and family Massaro left behind, especially her now 18 year old daughter Alexa.
I have no words. Ashley was my tag partner at Wrestlemania. My sometimes road wife. We did countless photo shoots and press days together. It seems like yesterday Ashley was a major part of my life and then our worlds changed and now she is gone. Im heartbroken for her family. https://t.co/QTcNxN3P0K pic.twitter.com/olaTWKD9JS— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) May 17, 2019
I can’t even begin to explain how devastated I am to hear about @ashleymassaro11 - legit one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. When we fall into a dark place it can seem like it will never change but if you are there PLEASE keep hope & reach out for help.— Torrie Wilson (@Torrie11) May 17, 2019
There are no words...— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) May 17, 2019
I’m so heartbroken to hear about @ashleymassaro11 my heart is broken. She was an amazing human being and I will miss her dearly. Can’t believe you’re gone. I will miss you ❤️ I’m still in shock— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) May 17, 2019
Words cannot express my sadness for the Loss of @ashleymassaro. Ashley took me under her wing & was so sweet to Me. I have very fond memories, that I will treasure. Too young to be gone.— Layla El (@mslayel) May 17, 2019
"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more pic.twitter.com/DDamfsbEdh
one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to— Layla El (@mslayel) May 17, 2019
This is just awful news - Ashley Massaro is gone. She was only 39. She lived in the same town as me...I loved seeing her around. She was always so nice...and now she’s gone. #RIPAshleyMassaro pic.twitter.com/wOUY4gsTQo— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) May 17, 2019
I remember the first day I met @ashleymassaro11 during the Diva Search in 2006, she was gracious, kind and beautiful,I’m so saddened she has passed, my deepest condolences go out to her family and especially her daughter.— MilenaRoucka (@LaRosaMendes) May 17, 2019
My heart is heavy... very saddened to hear this news of @ashleymassaro11 passing. We had great dialogue. Her being a kind younger talent had respect for all decades of past talent she was so respectful to me. RIP— Madusa/AlundraBlayze (@Madusa_rocks) May 17, 2019
Very saddened to hear this. Ash was a funny and sweet soul and was always nice to me. My thoughts go out to her daughter. https://t.co/FQFpZcLDwG— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) May 17, 2019
Real bummer to hear about the passing of Ashley Massaro. Got to work with her a little at WWE; always a pleasure. She was eager to do our horror movie skits, and not afraid to take a chick kick to the head. Ashley was good people.— Alex Greenfield (@alexdgreenfield) May 17, 2019
My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Stunned to hear of the untimely passing of #AshleyMassaro— Kelly Klein (@RealKellyKlein) May 17, 2019
The first time I met her, she went out of her way to say hello, and always had kind and encouraging words since.
We recently discussed working together. My heart breaks for her daughter. Rest in Love and Power, Ashley. pic.twitter.com/Pq4tk5Ywe6
This sucks.— BULL (@RealBullJames) May 17, 2019
Ashley just started training at NYWC & was SO excited about wrestling again.
Always had a smile on her face & was one of the most down to Earth people you could meet.
If you’re going through tough times, don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
RIP Ashley Massaro