New Jack Biography – New Jack Wiki
New Jack (born Jerome Young) was an American professional wrestler and TV Personality. He was best known during his run in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the late 1990s where he was a multiple-time tag team champion with Mustafa and John Kronus.
After breaking into the business in Georgia while mentored by the late Ray Candy, New Jack formed The Gangstas with Mustafa for a run in Smoky Mountain Wrestling that put the duo, empowered by Jack’s incredible, edgy interviews, on the map, leading to the team headlining against everyone from The Rock N’ Roll Express to The Undertaker.
After SMW, the duo moved to Extreme Championship Wrestling during the summer of 1995. Jack and ECW were a perfect match as the product pushed everything as far as the envelope would allow at the time, providing Jack with a perfect backdrop to paint violent, bloody pictures as he and partners brawled all over buildings while Ice Cube and Dr. Dre’s Natural Born Killaz blasted over, creating a real life movie fight scene like never before or since in pro wrestling.
While Jack held the ECW World Tag Team Championships several times, he might be far better remembered for diving out of balconies to put hapless opponents through tables, something that he devised as a way to make sure that the audience’s attention and their memories were about him no matter whether he was booked to win or lose. Over time, his fearlessness at doing the dives took its physical toll (especially after a planned fall at Living Dangerously 2000 went completely wrong) but any highlight reel of ECW would be incomplete without those insane moments.
Young’s life and career were chronicled during the second season of Dark Side of the Ring and he also made a memorable appearance in the Barry Blaustein documentary Beyond the Mat back in 1999, where Blaustein famously remarked that none of his other friends had justifiable homicides on their record.
New Jack Age
New Jack was born on January 3, 1963, in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. He died on May 14, 2021. He was 58 years old.
New Jack Wife
Who was New Jack married to? He was married to his wife Jennifer Young.
New Jack Children
New Jack had five children, including Washington Heights who is a well-known drag queen in Baltimore. New Jack’s son, Washington Heights, came forward and said that he was disowned by his father. Washington Heights revealed on Twitter that he edited New Jack’s Wikipedia page so that it would include a mention of him.
In the statement provided to Vice, New Jack said that he mentioned his son in his autobiography. He claims that the accusation of him disowning his son for becoming a drag queen is simply untrue.
“My son was mentioned in my book that just came out last year, so the statement about me disowning him three years ago is simply not true. I’ve heard there was a mention on his Twitter feed that he was upset because he was only mentioned once in a chapter that was half-a-page long. I spoke briefly about him and four of my other children, he was actually one of my kids that was mentioned by name. I also mentioned the fact that I keep any information about all of my kids private, because that has nothing to do with wrestling and is my own personal business, that I prefer to keep private.”
New Jack Family
His father died of a heart attack when he was five years old.
New Jack Death
Jerome “New Jack” Young passed away on May 14, 2021, at the age of 58 following a heart attack in North Carolina, his wife Jennifer Young confirmed to PWInsider. The news of his passing was also confirmed on his official Facebook page.
IMPACT Wrestling tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jerome “New Jack” Young. We offer our sincerest condolences to his friends and family.”
New Jack Cause of Death
New Jack’s cause of death was a heart attack.
New Jack Net Worth
New Jack’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
New Jack Instagram
New Jack’s Instagram handle is @newjack187.