Moon Dog Team Wrestler Collapses During Match, Dies

December 1, 2003 - Posted at 7:47 a.m. CDT

MEMPHIS, TN - Professional wrestler Larry Booker has died in Memphis after collapsing during a match.

Booker was 51 and was an original member of the Moondogs wrestling team.

The Moondogs wear cutoff jeans and carry large bones as they enter the ring.

Promoter Corey Maclin says Booker was in a match with the Rock-N-Roll Express when he collapsed Saturday night.

He was breathing on his own when he was taken to Methodist University Hospital, but died there a short time later.

Maclin says Booker had wrestled professionally for more than 30 years.

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