Funeral date set for Sheffield wrestling star Kris Travis

The funeral date for a popular Sheffield wrestler who lost his battle with cancer aged just 32 has been announced.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 4:43 pm
Wrestler Kris Travis

Kris Travis will be remembered on Monday, April 11 at 2pm at St Mary’s Church on Handsworth Road.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service and is asked to wear something pink in memory of Kris – who often wore hot pink shorts for his wrestling matches.

The funeral service will be followed by a private burial.

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Kris was a staple on the UK wrestling scene and much-loved by both fans and fellow professionals.

Despite having surgery to remove a stomach tumour and undergoing 18 weeks of chemotherapy, Kris made an in-ring comeback last year to the delight of his fans.

But one month after his return match he retired for good as his cancer battle continued.

He said at the time: “I’m going to put this out there right now – I won’t ever be wrestling ever again. Gutted yes. But I have to accept this. Lots of love.”

Sheffield Wednesday fan Kris, who lived in the S13 area of the city, dedicated much of his time over the last year to raising funds for Sheffield charity Cavendish Cancer Care.

Victoria Wood, from the Broomall-based charity, said: “We’re all devastated. He was a brilliant ambassador for us.”