Kristen 'Miami' Mitchell dead at 36: Top female trailblazer wrestler suddenly dies as tributes pour in | The Sun

TRIBUTES have been paid to Kristen 'Miami' Mitchell who has died aged 36.

The Australian wrestler was one of the trailblazers for South Australian women wrestlers.

Wrestling Radio Australia said in a statement: "Australian Wrestling is saddened by the loss of Kristen Mitchell aka Miami.

"The impression she has left on the industry both from her work in the ring and behind the scenes on the future of the business is immeasurable and she will be missed deeply by all of those who ever had

"She will be deeply missed by all of those who ever had the privilege of knowing and working with her.

"Her kind heart and bubbly positive attitude are how we will all remember her and the world is a less brighter place today because of this loss.


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"Our condolences go out to all of her family and friends during this time.

"RIP Kirsten and thank you for being you."

Mitchell was a in-ring competitor at Adelaide's Riot City.

She then moved to Melbourne and worked for Melbourne City which is where she competed against the likes of Rhea Ripley (Demi Bennett), KC Cassidy (Cassie Lee), Shazza McKenzie and Toni Storm.

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Rhea Ripley has paid tribute to MitchellCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Ripley paid tribute to her former foe on social media.

She wrote: "Thank you for the memories… rest peacefully."

At Melbourne, she also helped in the academy to mentor the younger women aspiring to become wrestlers.

Melbourne City also issued a statement about Mitchell that praised her "irreplaceable" efforts.

It read: "'Behind the scenes, Kristen's contributions were irreplaceable.

"Leading the MCW Academy wearing many hats, a trainer, a mentor, she encouraged the next generation of talent to never give up and to follow their dreams.

"Our business, the entire Australian wrestling community, have lost a friend, a mentor, an irreplaceable person with an infectious smile, never ever giving up – 'it's a beautiful day to go after your dreams."

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