NWA Star Jocephus Passes Away – Jocephus, real name Joseph Hudson, aka The Question Mark, has passed away from an undiagnosed medical issue, according to NWA President Billy Corgan.
Jocephus, a former NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion, was best known for his work with Aron Stevens [fka Damien Sandow] on NWA Powerrr. He spent more than 10 years with the NWA.
Corgan confirmed Hudson’s passing via his Instagram page and released the following statement:
It’s with a heavy heart that I share that my friend and brother in wrestling, Joseph Hudson, has passed away suddenly from an as-yet undiagnosed medical issue. NWA fans would know him as Jocephus as well as The Question Mark; where thanks to the great fans at GPB Studios in Atlanta, Joseph was able to receive the kind support in the ring he’d always dreamt of. He is survived by a young son whom he loved dearly, and if anything would pain him about leaving this earth it would be not being able to be there for his boy. RIP Joseph, love to you and Godspeed.
Stevens reacted to the tragic news on Twitter.
“My heart is broken. R.I.P. Sensei. Thank you for all you have done for the fans and for me. This does not seem real.”
NXT announcer Wade Barrett, who was previously an announcer for NWA, also reacted to the news.
“You two [Stevens and Jocephus] were a brilliant duo. Incredibly sad – he was a great guy & performer. RIP Joseph.”
As seen below, several wrestlers from across promotions took to social media to pay their tributes to “The Question Mark.”
This will hurt for a long time. The hard thing about wrestling Jocephus was trying not to laugh at the silly stuff he would do to try & pop you during the match. He will be missed . Little unknown fact: He helped me with voice/writing material for the DCC videos #Ripjocephus 🙏 ? pic.twitter.com/5elFXNOnNB
— The Cowboy (@JamesStormBrand) February 25, 2021
Thinking about the talks I’ve shared w/Jocephus aka “The Question Mark” over our short period of time working together @nwa I always found him to be upbeat, positive, gentle & oddly funny. Really gonna miss him & his smile. Prayers to his family~PHS#RIPQuestionMark #NWAPowerrr pic.twitter.com/wNv9bfv8Nv
— Elijah Burke (@DaBlackPope) February 25, 2021
Saddened by the passing of Josephus. He was a total gentleman. Thoughts are with his close friends & family pic.twitter.com/ezSF1BU5qs
— DRAKE MAVERICK (@WWEMaverick) February 25, 2021
Godspeed, Joseph “Josephus” Hudson. Rest well, sir. 🙏
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) February 25, 2021
The world is a better place because you were in it. Life is kind of like wrestling. It’s the “moments” that count. We shared them in and out of the ring. I love you brother. 🥋❓🤘🏼💔 pic.twitter.com/6HxrkS4BVf
— Aron (@AronsThoughts) February 25, 2021
Really bummed out to learn of the passing of Jocephus aka The Question Mark. Joe was a good dude. I was fortunate to have a great conversation with him at the last WrestleCade. May he rest in Peace. So sad….#RIPJocephus
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) February 25, 2021
Rest in Power Jocephus. You were one of the sweetest, supportive guys. I’ll remember you this way. pic.twitter.com/4nq3CTeqKs
— REBEL not reba (@RebelTanea) February 25, 2021
Very sad to hear about the passing of Jocephus. I met him years ago before we worked together at NWA and he always had a smile on his face and was always so fun to be around. My condolences to his family, especially his little boy. He will be forever remembered. Ka-Ra-Tay?????
— Marti Belle (@MartiBelle) February 25, 2021
Just learned the news about Jocephus (a.k.a. The Question Mark from @nwa ).
He was an amazing, kind, and considerate man and I will miss him greatly.
My deepest heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
May he RIP. pic.twitter.com/ltfyfgpvFi
— Mr. PEC-Tacular®️ (@MrPEC_Tacular) February 25, 2021
I am heartbroken to find out about the passing of Jocephus, our beloved Question Mark. He was an incredible person, a huge sweetheart and a pleasure to be around. Best wishes to his friends, family and fans. May he rest in peace. His legacy will live on forever. (????) ♥️🙏🏻
— Mayra Dias Gomes (@mayradiasgomes) February 25, 2021
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NWA Star Jocephus Passes Away