Rick Bognar, aka ‘Fake Razor Ramon’ / Big Titan Passes Away
The world of wrestling lost a member today, as The Cauliflower Alley Club announced that Rick Bognar had passed away on September 20, at the age of 49. Bognar was known in the WWE as the ‘Fake’ Razor Ramon, and Big Titan in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling.
The CAC would like to pass our condolences to the family and friends of Rick Bognar aka Big Titan from FMW and “Fake Razor Ramon” in the WWF. Per his brother, Rick passed away suddenly at the age of 49 back on the 20th of September. A great speaker, he will be sorely missed pic.twitter.com/0xloNEptry
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) September 28, 2019
In a post shared via Ken Bognar – Rick’s brother – on Facebook, he confirms the news, sharing that it is a sudden and sad moment:
It is with great sadness that I share some news with Rick’s Facebook friends. On September 20th Rick passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the young age of 49. It is tough to comprehend and will likely never sink in fully.
Rick left behind a great legacy and I know he will be remembered and missed by all of us.
Ken Bognar (Rick’s brother)
As the news came in, a handful of wrestling superstars shared their memories of Rick, including Chris Jericho, Davey Boy Smith Jr., and Brian Heffron.
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Sorry to hear about the passing of my old friend @titan.rick today. Rick was a constant opponent and friend from the first month I moved to Calgary in 1990, all the way until we (and @stormwrestlingacademy) worked for #WAR in in Japan in 1995. He ended up in @WWE as the “fake” #RazorRamon and then become a motivational speaker. He was a funny guy who did great impressions and a literal giant in the ring! I last saw him before a @fozzyrock gig in Calgary a few years ago and it was great to reconnect and catch up. 49 is way too young to pass away, but I’ll always remember his big smile and drinking #chuhi with he and @dr.luther whilst singing Karaoke in Japan! God bless you Rick! #ricktitan
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Sad to hear the news about Rick Bognar aka Rick Titan, Big Titan, Razor Ramon 2 passing away. 🙏🙏 this photo was taken while running into Rick a few years back at Chinook Center, and unfortunately was the last time I saw Rick, but we had a good talk about Japan🇯🇵R.I.P. Rick 🙏 pic.twitter.com/we0blAoLkd
— Davey Boy Smith Jr. (@DBSmithjr) September 28, 2019
Sad to hear about the passing of Rick Bognar/Rick Titan. Great a d funny guy from the time I met him in ECW. Some remember him as Fake Razor Ramon. That gig came out of him doing it on an ECW house show. He popped the boys and the crowd. God speed Rick!
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) September 28, 2019