Inside the Ropes is saddened to learn that NWA Superstar Joseph ‘Jocephus’ Hudson has passed away. NWA devotees will know the star better as The Question Mark.
According to NWA President Billy Corgan, who released a statement on the passing of the talent shortly after news broke, the popular personality both on and off screen passed away due to an undiagnosed medical issue. In his announcement on social media, Corgan had nothing but love and praise for his late star:
It’s with a heavy heart that I share that my friend and brother in wrestling, Joseph Hudson, has passed away suddenly from an as-yet undiagnosed medical issue. NWA fans would know him as Jocephus as well as The Question Mark; where thanks to the great fans at GPB Studios in Atlanta, Joseph was able to receive the kind support in the ring he’d always dreamt of. He is survived by a young son whom he loved dearly, and if anything would pain him about leaving this earth it would be not being able to be there for his boy. RIP Joseph, love to you and Godspeed.
While The Question Mark was a surprise hit adorned in his black doublet with yellow tights and his tag team with former WWE star Aron Stevens attracted much love from the promotion’s faithful, it was a singles star where Jocephus really found fame between the ropes.
Sporting a similarity to the late Bruiser Brody, Jocephus had countless wars with former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm across multiple promotions, challenged Nick Aldis for the company’s top prize in Championship Wrestling From Hollywood in 2018, and reigned as NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion, USWO Heavyweight Champion and Resistance Heavyweight Champion among others.
Inside the Ropes extends its condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Hudson at this tragic time.