It is with a heavy heart that I pass along the news that Casey Michael, owner of Squared Circle Sirens and one of the biggest proponents of women’s wrestling among internet writers, has passed away today after a long illness. He was only 26.
Rather than tell you how much he meant, let me share these statements from Twitter:
https://twitter.com/joegagne/status/1301295390097133572 <– friend of the BOD Joe Gagne
https://twitter.com/AlexM_talkSPORT/status/1301282507246231553 <– TalkSPORT Wrestling correspondent Alex McCarthy
https://twitter.com/BellaTwins/status/1301291413179518977 <– WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella
https://twitter.com/iamjakeatlas/status/1301280410530447361 <– NXT star Jake Atlas
https://twitter.com/indiewrestling/status/1301289281281982465 <– Independent Wrestling TV’s official account
https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/1301286812116287491 <– Impact Wrestling’s official account
https://twitter.com/snoringelbow/status/1301293724077441026 <– Lucha Underground wrestler Vinnie Massaro
https://twitter.com/brittanyblake_/status/1301290651376640001 <– former WSU champion Brittany Blake
https://twitter.com/CarmellaWWE/status/1301295506447007747 <– WWE star Carmella
https://twitter.com/MikeHales9/status/1301297616966373378 <– Southern wrestling promoter and superfan Mike “Papa” Hales
https://twitter.com/Shazza_McKenzie/status/1301284927531614213 <– SHIMMER star Shazza McKenzie
As the official Squared Circle Sirens announcement put it: “His contributions to women’s wrestling and the friendships made will live on in his memory forever.”
Rest in peace, Casey, and God bless you for all you did for wrestling.