Former WWE Star S.D. Jones Passes Away At 63

'Special Delivery' Jones, who wrestled the very first match at the very first WrestleMania losing to King Kong Bundy in 9 seconds, passed away yesterday at the age of 63. He had suffered a stroke two days ago.

Jones, born Conrad Efraim on March 30, 1945, in Antigua in the West Indies, was last seen on WWE television inducting his friend Tony Atlas into the WWE Hall of Fame the night befire WrestleMania 22 in Chicago, IL.

WWE acknowledged his passing on their website today and posted this statement:

"Special Delivery" Jones, one of the steadiest performers ever to appear in a WWE ring, passed away on Oct. 26 in his native Antigua, West Indies; he was 63.

Jones, whose real name is Conrad Efraim, was trained in the early 1970s by WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz, and entered WWE in late 1976. His WWE tenure continued through 1986. Through that time, Jones was a competitor who always gave optimum effort in all of his matches. Many of his opponents knew that if they wanted to gain a victory over Jones, they absolutely had to dig deep to earn it.

One of the more infamous distinctions that S.D. will be remembered for was his match against King Kong Bundy at the inaugural WrestleMania in 1985. The match lasted a mere nine seconds, and although on the losing end, this match made Jones a part of WWE history for the fastest pinfall ever scored at that time.

S.D.'s last WWE appearance was in 2006, when he inducted his long-time friend and confidant Tony Atlas into WWE's Hall of Fame.

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Conrad Efraim, a.k.a., "Special Delivery" Jones.