My condolences to the friends and family of Joseph A. Franciosi more commonly known as Joe Schmo and a former poster on our message boards. Joe passed away this morning from a heart attack. For anyone who knew Schmo, he wasn’t afraid of controversy… likewise he never pulled any punches. Be it on the message board or in the locker room. Schmo was an advocate for the boys, be it in UPW, the WWE, or in Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. All in all, you knew exactly where you stood with Schmo. Most wrestling fans won’t recognize Joe, but he was an important cog in Southern California Wrestling and will be greatly missed.
I am shocked. He was always so kind to me over the years. I first knew of him as the RedEyeBandit posting on SoCalUNCENSORED.com, sticking up for his friends and being a pretty funny guy. Getting to know him the past few years via facebook I really appreciated the guy. You could tell he loved his family very much. Every time he’d see me at Hollywood he’d always ask how my family was. On October 7th, last year he took time out of his day to check on how I was doing while my wife was in labor with our daughter Piper. He had no reason to do so, except he genuinely cared about how I was doing. I’m so sorry for his wife and his children. Joseph, you will be missed.