Don (Hard Boiled) Haggerty, a pro wrestling star in the 50s and 60s who had a long resume as an actor, passed away last night at his home in Malibu, CA at the age of 78. Haggerty's health had been in a severe decline since being a a bad auto accident in June.
If anyone has ever seen Jackie Chan's The Big Brawl, you'll remember Haggerty as Billy "The Kiss," the chief antagonist whose gimmick was to kiss his opponents goodbye after he beat the snot out of 'em. He's also done other movies as listed here.
The backstory is this actually wasn't about being on TV. The wrestlers just got their checks for WrestleMania*, and they were much lower than expected, lower than last year despite WWE just talking about the record amount of buys.