Who is John ‘Bad Bones’ Klinger as ex-TNA wrestler passes away, cause of death reason, bio, age and height

Who is John ‘Bad Bones’ Klinger as ex-TNA wrestler passes away, cause of death reason, bio, age and height

John Klinger is a former TNA wrestler who recently passed away suddenly, find out more about him and his cause of death reason below

Klinger was an independent wrestler who famously fought in Total Nonstop Action and Westside Xtreme Wrestling, aside from other promotions.

Throughout his career, Bad Bones has worked with some of the best wrestler like Cody Rhodes Samoa Joe, Nick Aldis, and Christopher Daniels.

Who is John ‘Bad Bones’ Klinger as ex-TNA wrestler passes away, cause of death reason, bio, age, weight and height


John passed away in Bremen, Germany, just six days after his 40th birthday. Following his tragic death, fellow German wrestler Erkan Sulcani shared the news on Monday, May 20, 2024, on Facebook, stating:

BLOOD BROTHER John Klinger, a few days after his 40th birthday has gone unexpectedly. It doesn’t feel real writing these words. John ‘Bad Bones’ Klinger was already a star when I took my first steps in the wrestling business. He was one of my first role models. Over the years he became a coach, a friend, and a brother.”

No cause of death has been given yet.

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John Klinger bio and age

John ‘Bad Bones’ Klinger was a German professional wrestler who was born on May 14, 1984, in Bitburg, Germany. He recently passed away on May 20, 2024, at the young age of 40. Klinger wrestled on the international stage across various independent promotions from Europe, England, Japan, Israel, and the United States.

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Throughout his career, John Klinger has starred in various movies like Macho Man 3, Beyond Vitality, Progress World Cup 2018, and Bad Bones: The Psycho. Notably, Bad Bones featured in a match just nine days ago against ex-WWE superstar Flash Morgan Webster at the PWT’s ‘Total Blast From The Past’ event.

Height and weight

John Klinger stood at a height of 1.8 m and roughly weighed around 104 kg.

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John Klinger career

Klinger debuted on the Independent Circuit back in 2004 and won various titles like the wXw Unified World Heavyweight Championship and European Heavyweight Championship.  Back in 2011, John Klinger gained prominence after winning the TNA tryout program, TNA Gut Check. Klinger later got to fight in several matches for the company, including a memorable dark match with Christopher Daniels in February 2014. Despite being an independent wrestler throughout his career, he made several appearances for TNA between 2011 and 2017. He last fought in TNA alongside Samoa Joe to beat Daniels and Robbie E. Klinger in 2017.

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