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Wrestling Photographer Lyle Williams Passes Away

Wrestling photographer Lyle C. Williams passed away over the weekend. Living in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area, Lyle was one of the premier sources of images for indie promotions in the area in the post-ECW era. He documented the early iconic moments in ROH, CZW, and other indie federations, providing photographs of the stars that would rise to the top of the wrestling world in the decade to come. The US military veteran was still photographing shows at ringside until very recently when issues with his knees prevented him from attending events.

Many wrestlers and others in the industry have posted tributes to Lyle since news of his passing broke. We here at WrestleZone wish to offer our condolences to his friends and family in this difficult time. His vital contributions to the history of our sport will live on.