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Buddy Rose

Born: 1953-01-01 - Died: 2009-04-28
Cause of Death:
Unknown at this time

Death Summary: Buddy Rose was found dead in his Vancouver, Washington home by his wife. At the time of this writing an exact cause hasn’t been determined, but it should be noted that Rose suffered from blood sugar issues and diabetes.

Who was Buddy Rose : Rose was a professional wrestler who went by the ring-name “Playboy” Buddy Rose.

He spent the better part of his career wrestling for the AWA and the WWF. During his WWF days Rose had a legendary feud with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, which he credited with making him a household name.

His last match took place at Wrestle Reunion 2005 in Tampa, Florida. He competed in a six-man tag team bout.

After his retirement Rose opened up a wrestling training school in Wiskoski, Portland.
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25 Signatures in Buddy Rose's guestbook

  1. shannon clark Says:

    god bless u, you were agreat wrestler.

  2. norleena cerritos Says:

    buddy we loved u. You where the best you’ll be missed

  3. donny clark Says:

    it was a pleasure watching you and the hulk hogans wouldn’t have been who they were without you

  4. robert parker Says:

    watch you when i was a small boy thank you for being who you were

  5. Judith Cartier Says:

    I was a fan of him for many years and he will be missed. He brought respect to the sport and brought it out of cob webs.

  6. Carol Ward Says:

    A dear friend, that I will miss forever.
    He was my BFF.

  7. Butch Malone Says:

    Buddy my old friend, we had a lot of fun when training with Vern Gagne, Billy Robinson, Sgt. Slaughter, and Chris Taylor didn’t we? That old barn was such fun.
    Condolences to his family from a very old friend.

  8. Al Johnson Says:

    A legend in his own time. The Playboy will live forever.

  9. Reginald James Says:

    Well I must say that you are going to be Truely missed

  10. Mark Shockley Says:

    I grew up watching Pacific Northwest wrestling. The wrestling then had Depth, heart and style. The wrestlers of today can never hold a candle to you and the other wrestlers from the 70’s and 80’s.
    I will miss you Buddy.

    I was Honored to get to know you and I will always consider you a friend. I glad I could help you my friend.

    God Bless Playboy Buddy Rose.

  11. timothy herring Says:

    growing up in portland metro we went to portland wrestling every tue and saturday night at the portland sports arena off lombared in the 70s and80s grew up watching buddy rose we miss him

  12. Conor Scullion Says:

    rip good wrestler the production with miss you

  13. bigballz Says:

    His name should be Buddy Turd
    He looks like a rotten orange
    i made something that looks just like him in the toilet yesterday

  14. John Thomas Wright Says:

    I had the opertunty to send Buddy Rose a message before he passed to his fan club …. and then he passed …. I told him how much i enjoyed watching him perform … wow
    Now Buddy is with God … see you in heaven .
    ************************ just a fan … john.

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  19. cynthia shane Says:

    I was a great fan, he became a great friend on the phone and in person

  20. The Great Raoul Says:

    “Paul Perschman” Buddy knew how to put on a good performance and please the fans. Sure wish he would have laid off the fried egg sandwiches. He could have been with us longer!

  21. TIMOTHY Says:

    My unconditional LOVE goes out to you and your family..
    I watched you since you were with Gagne. Flair and you in Atlantic.. You and Ez Ed.. You and Doug Somers getting the world AWA belts.. AWESOME..
    Your time at the Sports Arena.. U R MISSED..
    Even the beautiful PUPPIES Loved.. You U were a gently and Kind guy in Seattle.. THANK YOU FOR MEMORIES…

  22. Big Bill anderson Says:

    Rest In Peace my old friend! Thank you for the great memories of ball games at Dodger Stadium, also our great match at the Showboat Sports Pavillion in 1986 in Las Vegas. I will never forget you my friend!

  23. Sherryoung Says:

    U were the best love ya

  24. Preveen Says:

    I wouldn’t call myslef an insomniac, but I do tend to function on very little sleep. For me though, it’s because my brain gets over stimulated by all the stuff I find on the web. If I try to write an in depth post too close to my bedtime, my brain won’t shut off and it will keep me up all night. I got a kick out of the third clip where the wife was chasing her husband all over the bed. I know exactly what that’s like.

  25. william lee Says:

    u will be missed

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