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In Memory of

Gregory Scott Daves

October 17, 1974 - March 20, 2015

Obituary


Gregory (Greg) Scott Daves, 40, died of a heart attack on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Victorville, CA. He was born on October 17, 1974 in Athens, Georgia.
One of Greg's greatest passions was performing as a professional wrestler. He debuted under the ring name Blackjack Daniels, but soon renamed himself Cincinnati Red and joined the National Wresting Conference, where he debuted on March 17, 1995.
Greg wrestled throughout the United States as well as in Mexico and Europe. He worked with a number of hall of fame wrestlers throughout the 90's, such as...

Gregory (Greg) Scott Daves, 40, died of a heart attack on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Victorville, CA. He was born on October 17, 1974 in Athens, Georgia.
One of Greg's greatest passions was performing as a professional wrestler. He debuted under the ring name Blackjack Daniels, but soon renamed himself Cincinnati Red and joined the National Wresting Conference, where he debuted on March 17, 1995.
Greg wrestled throughout the United States as well as in Mexico and Europe. He worked with a number of hall of fame wrestlers throughout the 90's, such as "Superstar" Billy Graham, Yokozuna, Honky Tonk Man, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Terry Funk, Sabu, Mick Foley and Rob Van Dam, just to name a few. One special wrestling moments included facing Jerry "The King" Lawler on television. Another was having his signature long, red hair cut by Rowdy Roddy Piper in a "Hair vs Badge" match.
Greg defeated Little Guido on May 19, 2001 to capture the Millennium Pro Wrestling World title, which he held for 168 days. He also won a number of other championships including the IWF Western State Championship, IWF World Title (2 times), UIWA Tag Team champion (3 times), and UIWA World Heavyweight Champion.
Greg and fellow wrestler Gary Key opened up The Grappler's Den, a wrestling school based in Oxnard, California. He taught in several other schools throughout California as well. Greg helped to train many wrestlers over the years, the most notable being Samoa Joe of TNA Wrestling fame.
After retiring from active wrestling, Greg continued to work as a promoter and booker with New Japan Pro Wrestling, the Empire Wrestling Federation, and most recently, the Alternative Wrestling Show.
Greg is survived by his mother, Laura Daves-Hickam, sisters Sheri Studebaker and Stacey Pilcher, and nieces Jamie Studebaker, Danielle Studebaker, Natalie Pilcher, and Joanna Pilcher. He was predeceased by his father, Phillip Daves.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ at 960 East Oak Valley Parkway in Beaumont, CA.