Who is Scott Henson aka Big Cat as wrestler passed away, cause of death, obituary, bio and age

Who is Scott Henson aka Big Cat as wrestler passed away, cause of death, obituary, bio and age

Scott ‘Big Cat’ Henson, a prominent figure in the Pacific Northwest independent wrestling scene, has passed away at the age of 40 with his cause of death not known yet

The tragic news of his demise was announced by Canadian Apex Wrestling (CAW) on social media earlier.

Tributes have poured in from WWE superstars and others in the pro wrestling world, honoring the popular talent from Vancouver, British Columbia, who left a significant impact on the indie and backyard wrestling scenes.

Who is Scott Henson aka Big Cat as independet wrestler passed away, cause of death, obituary, bio and age

WWE’s Pete Dunne and veteran wrestler Rickey Shane Page were among those paying homage.

Flash Morgan Webster, former WWE and TNA champion, reminisced about watching Henson with Wild Boar during their early days.

Webster highlighted Big Cat’s influence on the wrestling world, writing, “When I heard this morning about the passing of Scott Henson I was speechless. I spent hours in Wild Boar’s house watching VCW matches growing up.

“Larger than life doesn’t even come close! The wrestling world will never know how much he influenced things we see today. Gone far too soon.”


Nicole Matthews, a former WWE Mae Young Classic competitor, also paid tribute, recalling Scott’s sense of humor.

Scott Henson Cause of Death

The cause of Henson’s death has not yet been disclosed. CAW’s initial announcement remembered him as a beloved friend who left a massive void in the world. Nothing is known about the 40 year old’s funeral either.

About Scott Henson aka Big Cat

Big Cat passed away this past weekend, just shy of his 41st birthday on July 13. Henson, who began his wrestling career in October 2002, was also known by his ring names Jimmy James and Scoot.

Standing 6 feet ½ inch tall, Henson was born on July 13, 1983, in Vancouver, British Columbia.


He wrestled under various names and was a two-time Solid Steel Champion in the 3-2-1 Battle! Promotion in 2016. He was revered in the Pacific Northwest and backyard wrestling communities.

Scott Henson Career

Henson’s wrestling career began in 2002, and he worked with numerous promotions across Canada and the US.

Best known for his ‘Big Cat’ persona, Henson was also an active podcaster and gamer, co-hosting “The Worst Year of Our Lives” podcast with his frequent tag team partner, Softpaws.

Known for his distinctive entrance using Wu-Tang Clan’s “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing Ta F**k Wit,” Henson regularly wrestled for promotions like BOOM!, SOS, and CAW.


His “Big Cat” gimmick included wearing paw-like gloves and performing a signature hand gesture that the audience would mimic.

Henson also formed notable tag teams, including the Rain City Coalition with Daniel Makabe and the Fur Horsemen with Kaden Talbain and Sarian Softpaws.

Additionally, he was an active participant on the Twitch channel YMSPlays.

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