Popular Wrestler ‘The Shooter’ Tony Jones Passes Away at 53, Leaving Huge Fanbase in Mourning

San Francisco, California – Beloved veteran wrestler, known as “The Shooter,” Tony Jones, has tragically passed away at the age of 53. The news of his death was confirmed by his hometown promotion, All Pro Wrestling.

Born to an African-American father and an Asian mother, Jones grew up in the San Francisco area, attending Archbishop Riordan High School and later San Francisco State University, where he pursued a degree in broadcasting. With a background in amateur wrestling, football, and track and field, Jones transitioned to professional wrestling, training at Roland Alexander’s All Pro Wrestling school.

Jones’ wrestling journey was documented in the film “Beyond the Mat,” as he ventured into the world of professional wrestling. His dedication and passion for the sport led him to opportunities with major organizations like WWF and WCW, showcasing his talent on a global scale.

Throughout his career, Jones made significant contributions to California-based promotions like APW and XPW, earning recognition in publications like Pro Wrestling Illustrated. With a career that spanned over two decades, Jones’ impact on the wrestling industry was profound, leaving a lasting legacy.

Remembered for his humble and driven personality, Jones’ fellow wrestlers have expressed their condolences and shared fond memories of their time with him. Despite the challenges he faced, including the loss of his daughter in 2000, Jones persevered and continued to pursue his passion for wrestling until his retirement in 2009.

In a touching tribute on social media, Jones reflected on a memorable encounter with actor Carl Weathers, highlighting a moment of joy in his life. As the wrestling community mourns the loss of a true talent, funeral arrangements for Jones have yet to be announced.

The wrestling world has lost a remarkable individual in Tony “The Shooter” Jones, whose legacy will continue to inspire fans and fellow wrestlers alike. As friends and fans come together to honor his memory, Jones will be remembered for his dedication, resilience, and unwavering love for the sport.