Oh no… Prominent WWE and WCW superstar Fred Ottman, who worked as The Shockmaster, Typhoon and Tugboat is reportedly in a bad way according to WrestlingInc.

The condition of Ottman is currently unknown. Industry veterans Lisa Marie Varon and Lanny Poffo have both asked their fans on social media to keep Ottman in their prayers.

Varon worked with WWE as Victoria and Impact Wrestling as Tara. Poffo, the brother of WWE Hall of Famer the “Macho Man” Randy Savage competed for WWE and was with WCW for several years despite only making his debut as The Shockmaster there.

Varon took to her Instagram account to remind her fans to keep Ottman in their prayers.


Poffo took to his Facebook account to do the same.

Ottman debuted with WWE as Tugboat back in 1989, forming the Natural Disasters alongside Earthquake in 1991 where they won the WWF Tag Team Championship.

He signed with WCW at the request of his brother in 1993, debuting as The Shockmaster. As we all remember, that didn’t go to plan.

Ottman returned to WWE briefly in 1994 as Typhoon where he feuded with Yokozuna before leaving the company.

If you don’t recall Ottman debuting in WCW, we have provided the hilarious footage below.

The unforgettable debut of The Shockmaster

What is your favorite match involving Ottman? What are your fondest memories of him?

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