Photo Credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Photo Credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

On Friday, December 30, 2022, the wrestling world was saddened when it learned of the passing of former Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling broadcaster, Don West.  Almost immediately, #RIPDonWest was trending on Twitter.  WU Online has compiled tweets from those in the sports-entertainment industry who tweeted tributes in memory of Don West.

Last Updated: December 31, 2022

Mike Tenay and Don West on the September 8, 2004 episode of the weekly TNA pay-per-views. (Photo Credit: IMPACT! Plus)
Mike Tenay and Don West on the September 8, 2004 episode of the weekly TNA pay-per-views. (Photo Credit: IMPACT! Plus)
  • Mike Tenay @RealMikeTenayJust heard from wife Terri that our brother @DonWestDeals will be spending New Years in heaven.  Terri said D-Dub finally had to tap out from his match with lymphoma.  We bonded as soon as we met, both as broadcast partners and friends.  Years of great moments both on and off camera
  • Traci Brooks @TheTraciBrooksSuch an amazing man.  I’m so sorry Mike and to Dons family.  My heart is broken.
  • Kevin Sullivan @KevinSullyTVRest in Power DW.  He was an amazing individual and his powerful spirit will live forever.  He touched so many people in so many special ways.  Just saying his name always makes me smile.
  • Jerry Lynn @itsjerrylynnR.I.P Don West
    Had so many laughs together!
    Miss him so much!
  • RIGGS @realscottyriggsnever was honored to know @DonWestDeals but seeing the loved pouring out for him is heartfelt..  Godspeed to Don’s family and friends #RIP
  • Private Party @Marq_QuenThe energy you guys sent through my television left pretty impactful memories.  Sending my condolences
  • Kid Kash @DavidKidKashLost for words
  • Gary Ward @GaryRWardRIP Don West.
    Absolutely gutted to hear he lost his battle but what an incredible man.
    Thank you for entertaining us for so many years.
  • Vince Russo @THEVinceRussoSo sorry, Mike.  God Bless you and your family.
  • IMPACT @IMPACTWRESTLINGIMPACT Wrestling is heartbroken to learn of the passing of Don West, one of the defining voices of our 20 year history.  Don’s enthusiasm and passion elevated every second he called and uplifted the spirits of everybody he crossed paths with.  He will be dearly missed.  #RIPDonWest
  • Mr. PEC-Tacular @MrPEC_TacularMy deepest heartfelt condolences.  He was an amazing man and a Legendary Broadcaster.  One of the all-time best.  May he RIP.
  • Josh Alexander @Walking_WeaponThe voice of TNA/@IMPACTWRESTLING passed away today.
    So many iconic moments & calls forever burned into my memory in his voice.  I never met the man, but he’s loved by everyone I’ve met that knew him.  He made a mark & will never be forgotten.
    RIP Don West
  • Death Machine @TheSamiCallihanOne of the greatest of all time, and one of the reasons I loved TNA growing up.
  • Eric Young @TheEricYoungRIP Don West. A great man in every sense of the word!  LOVE YOU BROTHER!!!  The world lost another amazing person to this terrible disease is not having your spirit around anymore is all of our loss!  Today I will celebrate the man you where and the legacy you left!
  • James Ellsworth @realellsworth#RipDonWest
  • Frankie Kazarian @FrankieKazarianRIP Don West.  Truly devastating news.  A great friend and someone who had one of the most infectious personalities I’ve ever known.  A true joy to be around all of the time.  I cherish the laughs, conversations and fun times we had together.  Godspeed my friend.
  • Joe Hendry @joehendryRIP Don West.
    An absolute legend and a voice that we all remember from some of the most iconic moments in the history of our business.
  • Matt Cardona @TheMattCardonaRIP DON WEST!  An absolute legend!!!  You will be missed!!!
  • The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast @MajorWFPodRest in Paradise, Don West.
  • Andrew”The Giant”Everett 223cm @_AndrewEverettCondolences to family and friends.  Thank you for the memories.
    RIP Don West
  • SONJAY @sonjayduttersonRIP Don WestAn incredibly fun, thoughtful and caring man.  So many great memories.  You will be missed my friend.
  • Jeremy Padawer @JeremyComDon West was so effective at making every deal seem remarkable!  RIP Don West.
  • Hurricane Helms @ShaneHelmsComReally saddened to hear this.  @DonWestDeals was universally loved.  All my interactions with him were lively and full of smiles.  All my best to his family and friends.
    On a related note, there’s a huge sale going on at the Pearly Gates as we speak.  #RIPDonWest
  • Rosemary, The Demon Assassin @WeAreRosemaryYou set the Energy for the entire arena.. a Voice filled with infectious Excitement for the Battles set to take place before their eyes..
    Rest now, dear boy.. Your legacy lives on..
  • Elijah Burke @DaBlackPopeSaddened by the loss of Don West.  During his most hyped moments in TNA he’d yell “OH MY GOD!” Its my hope that in eternity he’ll be able to say that phrase w/a greater joy & excitement the likes of which he’s never known before.  RIP DW, You’ll be missed my friend.
  • RetroMania Wrestling @RetrosoftStudioRIP Don West.
  • Lance Storm @LanceStorm#RIPDonWest
  • Scott Fishman @smFISHMANRIP Don West.  His enthusiasm and passion for everything he did was will never be forgotten in TNA, the selling world and everything in between.
  • Brock Lesnar Guy @BrockLesnarGuyDon West’s voice is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of TNA wrestling.  His passion on commentary made TNA must watch!  Had the pleasure of meeting him multiple times.  Don West you will be truly missed.
  • Daniel Spencer @DanielSpencer#RIPDonWest
    The voice of a generation.  He would make the matches so much more fun and entertaining.
  • Athena is All Elite @AthenaPalmer_FG
    Truly one of a kind.  My condolences to his friends and family
  • Pat”Simn Dmnd”Kenney @ImEdHeavyRIP Don West.  Don was a caring & colorful human being.  One of a kind.  He made “work” in TNA fun traveling in the “mini van of love”.  Nothing but smiles thinking about him right now.  Godspeed Don.
  • Wrestle Carnival @WrestleCarnivalRIP Don West.
  • Caprice Coleman @CapriceColemanWhen you’re passionate about something the emotion seems effortless.  Don West’s love for this sport was nothing less than contagious.
  • All Elite Wrestling @AEW – AEW joins the wrestling world in mourning the passing of Don West.  Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans.
  • Dan Engler @DanEnglerWWEHeartbroken over the passing of Don West.
    His enthusiasm was contagious.  His business savvy was incredible.  He was kind and such a funny amazing person to be around.
    Don, I was honored to know you, and I’ll miss you.
  • THE WRESTLING GOD @TheMooseNationRIP Don West
  • For the Love of Wrestling @ftlowrestlingWe are deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of former #ImpactWrestling announcer #DonWest
    Don passed away after a long battle with Lymphoma
    Don was on the first colour commentator in #TNA alongside Mike Tenay.
    They were the best team in company history
  • MLW @MLWMLW is saddened to learn of the passing of Don West.  MLW sends its deepest sympathies to Don’s family, friends and fans.  #RIPDonWest
  • D.A. Brewer @DallasIrvinWWEThank you!  #RIPDonWest
  • “The Influencer” Brian Zane @zmanbrianzaneRIP Don West
  • Ross Forman @RossForman1#RIPDonWest – you brought so much energy & passion to the TNA/@IMPACTWRESTLING broadcast booth.  You truly were a Gem Mint 10, and not just at 3am hawking insane card & collectible deals!  I know you still will be cheering for your beloved @Cubs in heaven.  We will miss you!
  • THE Boys (Brandon) @TateTwinBrandonRIP Don West.
  • RUKUS @MikeyRukusRIP Don West
  • Dixie Carter @TNADixieBroken-hearted to hear about the passing of Don West… Heaven gained the greatest salesman.  Prayers to his family.  #RIP #oneofakind

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