The tragic passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has left a considerable gap not only in the United Kingdom, but worldwide.
Thursday, 8 September marked the end of an era. Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96-years-old, surrounded by members of her immediate family at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Numerous tributes have been paid across the world, with countless wrestling stars mourning the death of the only monarch most of us have known.
AEW’s Anthony Ogogo paid tribute with a quartet of portraits of Elizabeth, ranging from when she first took up the position in 1952 until most recently. Poignantly, ‘The Guv’nor’ noted that “they just don’t make them” like her anymore. An earlier post saw Ogogo post a picture of him meeting the Queen following his participation in the 2012 Olympic Games.
My heart breaks 💔.
Rest in peace your highness 😢. pic.twitter.com/ocndflNey5
— Anthony Ogogo (@AnthonyOgogo) September 8, 2022
William Regal, a devoted King (of the Ring) himself, stated “Rest well my Queen“. Former WWE Superstar Paige, now known as Saraya, posted three photos of the Queen with a heart emoji attached.
RIP to our Queen Elizabeth 🥺🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/sBVA5NKtWW
— SARAYA (@Saraya) September 8, 2022
The heartbreaking news wasn’t just reacted to by those from the United Kingdom, however, with Dustin Rhodes tweeting out the hashtag “#RIPQueen”.
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) September 8, 2022
Most sentimental, perhaps, was Will Ospreay’s post. ‘The Commonwealth Kingpin’ tweeted, “Rest In Peace your majesty”, alongside a GIF of Paddington Bear raising his hat. That image, of course, comes from Paddington’s acclaimed Platinum Jubilee sketch.
Rest In Peace your majesty. pic.twitter.com/ad4Xesz4Ql
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) September 8, 2022