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Former WWF Wrestler Mantaur Passes Away

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We are saddened to announce that former WWF wrestler Mantaur (Mike Halac) has passed away at the age of 55.

While the official cause of his death isn’t confirmed at the moment, he had Type 2 Diabetes.

Pro-Wrestling Agent Eric Simms announced the sad news on Facebook:

“I am sad to report that Mike Halac, who played the character Mantaur, has passed away. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

We had Mike booked for 90s Wrestling Con on September 30 and a full weekend of bookings that weekend. RIP Mantaur.”

Mike worked for the World Wrestling Federation in 1995 and again in 1996. He also worked for ECW. He even had a dark match in WCW.

During his time in the WWF, he wrestled some top names, including Bret Hart and Razor Ramon. He even entered the 1995 Royal Rumble match, lasting 9 minutes before getting eliminated.

Jim Cornette was his manager when he first debuted in the company.

Mike also used the ring name of “Bruiser Mastino”.

In 1996, he returned to the WWF as Goldust’s bodyguard. At the WWF In Your House 7 PPV, Mike attacked The Ultimate Warrior after Warrior defeated Goldust. Warrior then laid Mike out with a Bodyslam.

A year later, Mantaur was brought back as Tank, a masked member of The Truth Commission in WWF’s developmental promotion, the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) in Memphis.

His last match took place in 2019, when he entered the “Clusterf**k Battle Royal” at the GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 2 – The Greatest Clusterf**k PPV.

You can watch Mantaur’s WWF debut below:

RIP Mike Halac

May 14, 1968 – July 11, 2023

Also Read: “F*** you, you piece of sh*t! You lying motherf***er” – Mantaur To Bruce Prichard

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