Don West has passed away.
On December 30, Mike Tenay, West’s longtime broadcast partner, announced that West passed away due to his battle with lymphoma. Tenay noted that he had heard the news from his wife Terri. He reflected on their relationship and stated that he and West bonded as soon as they met. He called him a friend and stated that they had years of great moments both on and off camera.
Just heard from wife Terri that our brother @DonWestDeals will be spending New Years in heaven. Terri said D-Dub finally had to tap out from his match with lymphoma. We bonded as soon as we met, both as broadcast partners and friends. Years of great moments both on and off camera
— Mike Tenay (@RealMikeTenay) December 30, 2022
The beloved commentator had been battling brain lymphoma for the past several months; he shared his initial diagnosis in June 2021 before he later said he was in remission. West announced that the cancer had returned in January 2022.
West had a legendary run with TNA; he worked as a color commentator in the promotion’s early years. He and Tenay were renowned for their work as a duo. West also promoted merchandise on his “Don West’s Insane Daily Deals” show. He also had a brief run as Amazing Red’s manager. Additionally, West had a key role in TNA’s merchandise department before he left the company in 2012. He later returned to the company in 2017.
Outside of wrestling, West was known for his radio show.
WrestleZone sends its condolences to West’s family, friends, and fans.