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NWA's Joseph 'Jocephus' Hudson passes away


Joseph Hudson, known as both Jocephus and The Question Mark in the National Wrestling Alliance, has passed away.

NWA President Billy Corgan announced the death on his Instagram account, writing the following:

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 of 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.

"Sad news tonight folks," Dutch Mantell wrote on Twitter. "My friend, Joseph Hudson, who went by the wrestling name Jocephus and portrayed a young Bruiser Brody in the [Dark Side of the Ring] episode 1 passed away tonight. It is believed that he either suffered a stroke or an aneurysm."

Jocephus is best known for his his run in the NWA following Corgan’s acquisition of the brand in 2017. He feuded with then NWA World Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm, leading to two title matches in 2017 and 2018, both unsuccessful. Prior to the NWA shutting down production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he had aligned himself with Aron Stevens under the masked persona The Question Mark.