William Powell

William T. Powell loved razzing the fans while playing Juicy Johnny the villain wrestler, but he really had a heart of gold.

“He was very fun loving. He would take the shirt off his back if anybody asked. He would do anything for everyone,” his wife Lisa said.

Mr. Powell, 52, died at his Fredonia home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, of end-stage renal disease. He was under the care of Heartland Hospice Care. He had been on dialysis for seven years.

Mr. Powell trained in the Milwaukee area to become a pro wrestler and worked for several local wrestling companies, including Mid America, Badger State, Power House Pro Wrestling and SWE.

Chronic kidney disease eventually caused him to give up wrestling and instead pursue his other dream, owning a wrestling company, his wife said.

“I gave in and said, ‘Sure we can start the company,’” she said.

In 2013, they created Main Event Pro Wrestling, and in 2016 they ran monthly shows in what is now Kyote’s Bar & Grill in Belgium.

“He always gave everyone a chance, especially when it came to wrestling. If you were a new guy, you could always come to us and we’d always have a spot on our roster,” his wife said.

Besides wrestling, Mr. Powell supported the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers, win or lose.

He used to work in security for Harley-Davidson.

Mr. Powell was born May 26, 1966, in Chicago to Taylor and Armareatha Powell.

He met his future wife Lisa Maas through mutual friends at a pool tournament in West Bend. They dated for three years before marrying on Aug. 18, 2007, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fredonia.

Mr. Powell is survived by his wife Lisa; daughter Taylor Powell of New Mexico; mother Armareatha of Green Bay; in-laws Roger and Joan Maas of Fredonia; siblings Daphnie Morris of Milwaukee, James Morris of Racine and Ranard (Kathy) Morris of Green Bay; and brothers-in-law Lloyd and Kenneth Maas;

He was preceded in death by his father Taylor; brother Roger Morris and his grandparents.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fredonia, with the Rev. Marshal Frisque presiding.

Visitation will be at the church from 11:00 a.m. Saturday until the service.

Eernisse Funeral Home of Port Washington is handling arrangements.




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