The world of wrestling was shocked with the saddening news of the passing away of former WCW star Kevin Greene. Several wrestling icons have taken to Twitter to lament the unfortunate incident.
Wrestling stars lament the demise of Kevin Greene
The news of his death aged 58 has stunned not only the world of pro-wrestling but NFL as well. The former wrestler also had a long stint in NFL before stepping his foot in the squared circle.
Greene had a 15-year long career in NFL and spent the first seven seasons with the Rams, before switching sides with the Steelers in 1993 and remained there for a couple of years.
He joined Panthers in 1996 and the next year moved to 49ers and returned to Carolina again in 1998, where he also retired in 1999.
Following his career in NFL, he made his presence felt in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He had joined forces with NFL legend,Steve McMichael, until McMichael turned on him for joining the Four Horsemen.
After a brief hiatus, he had returned to seek vengeance on his former partner. He had also teamed up with two wrestling greats, Ric Flair and Roddy Piper for a match against Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx.
Following his death, WWE released an official statement.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Kevin Greene passed away today at the age of 58.“
Near the end of a career as one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers, Greene entered the squared circle for WCW. Upon his arrival, Greene teamed with fellow NFL player Steve McMichael and would go on to share the ring with some of the biggest names in sports-entertainment. The Pro Football Hall of Famer teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair against Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx in a victory at Slamboree in May of 1997. In his last run with WCW, Greene teamed with Goldberg against nWo Black & White.
WWE extends its condolences to Greene’s family and friends.”
Several stars including Mick Foley, Ric Flair and X-pac took to Twitter and sent condolences.
Mick Foley wrote:
“#RIPKevinGreene I only met Kevin Greene once, a chance meeting at Universal Studios, where we talked while watching our children play at Fievel‘s playground. He loved his time in wrestling.”
Jeff Jarrett wrote: “RIP Kevin Greene… Great dude to be around, very respectful of the industry, super intense individual…“
Check out the Tweets below: