Bushwhacker Butch leaves behind his wife, Helen Miller, two daughters and many grandchildren.
WWE legend Bushwhacker Butch’s death has saddened the entire wrestling industry. He passed away on Sunday night (3 April 2023) after being hospitalized due to a short illness.
Bushwhacker Butch’s longtime tag team partner, Bushwhacker Luke, broke the news on social media. Born Robert Miller, Bushwhacker Butch was a former professional wrestler from New Zealand.
With his career spanning decades, the late wrestler garnered enormous fame, fortune, and numerous prestigious titles and awards.
Talking about his personal life, the 79-year-old was a family man with a loving spouse, children, and grandchildren. Let’s get to know his family members in this short piece.
WWE: Who Is Bushwhacker Butch Wife Helen Miller?
Bushwhacker Butch was married to Helen Miller. The couple had been together for decades.
The precise date of their marriage has not been made public. However, it is safe to say that the married duo had been together for a few decades.
During their married life together, the couple welcomed two lovely daughters – Sharon and Kirsten. Both of their kids have grown up and are leading their life independently.
In addition, the wrestler’s daughters are married women with kids. Thus, Butch was also a doting grandfather and left behind many grandchildren.
Moreover, Butch reportedly lived in Paraparaumu Beach until 2016. Afterward, the legendary personality and his spouse moved to Otaki Beach in 2016.
Mrs. Miller and the Miller family must be heartbroken as their beloved family member is no more. We send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the mourning family. Let’s hope they find the courage and strength to handle this challenging time.
Bushwhacker Butch Family And Career
Bushwhacker Butch, who was also known as Butch Miller, was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 21 October 1944.
Butch was passionate about wrestling from an early age. His professional fighting career began in 1964. He fought for NWA New Zealand and achieved insane regional success.
Shortly after, he traveled to the United States in the late eighties.
The former professional wrestler was most known for his time with the tag team, the Sheepherders in Mid-South Wrestling, Championship Wrestling of Florida, and other promotions, as well as the Bushwhackers in WWE.
In 1965, he and Bushwhacker Luke (Brian Wickens) formed a team.
They would fight and win gold medals for many organizations worldwide, including the Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis, All Japan Pro Wrestling, various NWA areas, Stampede Wrestling, the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and others.
The pair entered WWE as the Bushwhackers in late 1988, turning their careers around after years of toiling as brutal foreign heels with one deadly brawl after another.
The Bushwhackers competed for WWE until 1996 before switching to the independents, eventually severing ties in 2001, the same year Miller announced his retirement.
The professional fighters have won three NWA PNW (Pacific Northwest) Tag Team Championships, two Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championships, one NWA Florida Tag Team Championship, and many others.
Bushwhacker Butch Net Worth
Bushwhacker Butch was one of the best wrestlers in the world. He garnered insane fame throughout his career. Thus, he must have also amassed a considerable fortune.
Some online sources have estimated that the wrestler’s net worth is in the six figures.
Furthermore, ZipRecruiter reported that professional wrestlers earned $55K as their average annual salary in 2023. However, he must have earned significantly during his time as well.