Long-time WWE technical director Doug Getz died suddenly on Saturday. Details regarding his passing are unknown as of press time as Jim Ross posted about it on his verified Twitter account shortly after this week's Smackdown taping concluded in Washington, D.C. Below is JR's Tweet:
Shocked to hear of sudden passing of my friend Doug Getz. He was WWE & HBO boxing's technical director for years. Best at what he did. RIP
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 30, 2013
Other reactions from former colleagues of Getz began to hit Twitter on Sunday night:
RIP Doug Getz. Sad and shocked to hear of his passing. Great guy who was always a pleasure to work with.
— Rob Naylor (@NINaylor) December 30, 2013
Very sad to hear that my friend Doug has passed away. Great friend, director, and an even better person. Whatever Doug wants Doug Getz.
— Chris DeJoseph (@chrisdejoseph) December 30, 2013
Sad news. I just heard of the passing of Doug Getz. Doug was a great guy as well as extremely talented. RIP my friend. You will be missed
— Bruce Prichard (@bruceprichard) December 30, 2013