Herb Abrams

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Herb Abrams
Born Herbert Charles Abrams
(1955-07-02)July 2, 1955
Amarillo, Texas,
United States
Died July 23, 1996(1996-07-23) (aged 41)
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, United States
Cause of death Myocardial infarction by Cocaine overdose
Nationality American
Occupation Professional wrestling promoter
Known for Founder of the Universal Wrestling Federation

Herbert Charles Abrams (January 2, 1954 – July 23, 1996) was an American professional wrestling promoter from New York.


Abrams founded the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1990 and remained CEO of the company until his death. He was the head booker of the UWF from 1990 to 1992, and again in 1994.

Awards and accomplishments


Before his death, while high on cocaine, Abrams was found naked and covered in a "vaseline" type substance,[1] destroying furniture with a baseball bat[1] in his New York office.[2] He was in the company of prostitutes at the time.[2] Not long afterwards, he died while in police custody,[1] of a heart attack.[2] He had cocaine stuck all over his body when he died.[2] He was laid to rest in New York.


  1. ^ a b c Foley, Mick (1999). Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. ReganBooks. ISBN 978-0-06-039299-4. p. 186
  2. ^ a b c d Williams, Steve (2007). Steve Williams: How Dr. Death Became Dr. Life. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1596701803. p. 155

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