Gabby Gilbert, a female professional wrestler whose real name is Roxie Cotton was the fiancee of Jimmy Rave who is being reported to have passed away on December 12, 2021, at the age of 39 as per The Mirror. Gabby was also known by her ring names of Roxie Cotton or Fever.
Jimmy is survived by his ex-wife Felicia, daughter Kailah, son James II, and parents Jim & Toni Guffey. At the time of his death, he was living in the Philadelphia, PA area with Gabby Gilbert.
Gabby Gilbert & Jimmy Rave
Gabby and Jimmy Rave got engaged on September 5, 2016, with the pro wrestler confirming the engagement in an Instagram post that reads, ” She said, YES!!!!”.
Gabby Gilbert has wrestled prominently throughout the Independent circuit. She has wrestled in Women Superstars Uncensored, National Wrestling Superstars, Maryland Championship Wrestling, NWA New Jersey, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, New York Wrestling Connection, Northeast Wrestling, NWA On Fire, CHIKARA, Lucha Libre Mexicana, Force One Pro Wrestling, Far North Wrestling, NWA Anarchy, Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling, and IWA Mid-South. In 2012, she returned to GTS and to partake in GTS Solid Steel Series 2020 in 5v5 elimination.
Jimmy Rave Death & Cause
Jimmy Rave whose real name is James Michael Guffey died at the age of 39 on December 12, 2021. On October 24, 2021, Rave announced via Twitter that due to a MRSA infection, he had both of his legs amputated. A year before that, on November 28, 2020, he announced his retirement on Twitter due to an infection in his left arm that required amputation.
Jimmy was best known as Professional Wrestler, Jimmy Rave. His career, which started in 1999, continued
for over 2 decades. He was a two-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion. He appeared in Total
Non-Stop Action Wrestling, where he teamed with Lance (Hoyt) Rock as the “Rock and Rave Infection.”
Besides wrestling, he held the position of Director of the Bartow County, Georgia Peer Support, Wellness
and Respite Center for several years.
Jimmy had been struggling with drug addiction for many years. His struggles resulted in the amputation of
his arm and, later, both of his legs.
Memorial services will be held in Georgia. Details will be released at a later time.