Impact Wrestling executive and longtime TNA employee Bob Ryder has passed away.
Dave Meltzer reports that Ryder battled cancer over the last several years and was found dead by police at his home in Nashville on Wednesday. Ryder was reportedly in contact with fellow Impact officials on Tuesday night.
Bob Ryder was found dead at his home in Nashville by police today. We don't know more but he had fallen yesterday and was on advanced chemo. Impact officials couldn't get in touch with him and went to his home and he never answered, police were called and found him dead,
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) November 25, 2020
Bob Ryder was Impact’s Director of Travel Operations in recent years, but also held other roles with the company. He’s one of the few employees who have stayed throughout TNA/Impact’s tenure.
A number of industry members have offered their condolences and shared memories on social media. WrestlingNews.com sends its condolences to the family and friends of Bob Ryder.