We here at eWn have the unfortunate task of reporting that former CZW Superstar Tom “Z-Barr” Hirshmann has passed away at the age of 38. The exact details of how Hirshmann passed away have yet to be revealed.
CZW is saddened to learn of the passing of Tom 'Z Barr' Hirshman. Our deepest condolences go out to his loved ones. #RIPZBarr
— CZW Combat Zone Wrestling (@combatzone) July 21, 2020
PWInsider reports that he relocated to Florida and occasionally wrestled, though not in a regular capacity since 2012. He had apparently been dealing with some health issues.
Hirshmann trained at CZW’s original training school and began competing there in 1999. Hirshmann played the second fiddle to several heel stables in the company including Rockin’ Rebel’s Army. He would become a prominent player in the company and famously got buried under chairs by John Zandig and Nick Mondo, and teamed with Nick Berk as the Softcore Connection. In addition to his work in CZW, Hirshmann worked for Pro Wrestling Unplugged, WXW in Pennsylvania, NWA Wildside, IPW, and Big Japan Wrestling.
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