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WWE legend Bushwhacker Butch dead at 78

WWE confirmed the legend's death on Monday

WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Butch, the former pro wrestler whose real name is Robert Miller, has died, the company announced on Monday. He was 78.

Miller was half of the famous WWE tag team named The Bushwhackers.  


The New Zealand native teamed up with Bushwhacker Luke, whose real name is Luke Williams, and they became fan favorites in WWE and in wrestling promotions around the world. 

Williams announced Miller’s death on his Instagram account.

"Late last night, I lost my friend, brother and tag team partner of over 50 years with the passing of Bob ‘Butch’ Miller.


A tag team pro wrestling legend and member of the WWE Hall of Fame has died, according to multiple reports. Robert “Bushwhacker Butch” Miller was 78.

Miller’s death came after he was hospitalized following a medical episode at an event during WrestleMania 39 weekend.

Miller’s niece and the daughter of tag team partner Bushwhacker Luke Williams, Jackie, announced Monday that he had passed away. 

Over their decadeslong career, the tag team competed for several different companies including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), All Japan Pro Wrestling and Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling in Canada. 

Over the course of the 1980s, they were a violent tag team known as “The Sheepherders.”

During this time, they had rivalries with legends Roddy Piper and Rick Martel. 

The Bushwhackers were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015