Scott Epstein, a mainstay in the wrestling community in the New York City market, was killed in an automobile accident early Friday morning. New York Newsday reports that his car hit a tree around 1:20 a.m. near his East Rockaway, N.Y. home.
Epstein was a crucial figure in the 1970s for developing the bridge between the big muscle builders of the time and professional wrestling. He has worked with clients such as Superstar Billy Graham, Bruno Sammartino, Tony Atlas and many other over his career, bringing the two worlds together utilizing larger than life personalities.
As a writer for Main Event and Ring Wrestling, he was able to utilize the contacts he established to help propel some of these men to superstar status in the ’70s. As WWE became bigger as the decades progressed, he mainly worked the independent scene as a vendor or photographer, and continued to do so until his untimely death.
More information on Scott and his career can be found here.
Wrestling Rumors extends its condolences to the family and friends of Epstein.