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Longtime WWF Executive Passes Away


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We are saddened to announce that longtime WWF executive Ed Cohen has passed away. “Mean” Gene Okerlund posted the following regarding this on Facebook:

“Sad to report that long time WWE executive Ed Cohen died yesterday. Ed was basically in charge of securing venues for WWE house shows and later television takings.

In the early years Cohen was especially close in working with Vince and Linda McMahon because income from house shows was a main revenue stream for the then young company. Ed remained with the company for many years but his failing health became an issue in later years and he was less involved.

RIP Ed Cohen.”

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer posted the following on Twitter:

“So sad to hear about the death of Ed Cohen, who booked arenas for WWF from going national until early 00s. Probably one of my closest friends in the company, had several battles with cancer from when he was a teenager.”

WWE issued the following statement:

Former WWE Live Events executive Ed Cohen passes away

“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of beloved former WWE Live Events executive Ed Cohen. Cohen was instrumental in helping to transform WWE’s Live Event touring business into the global phenomenon it is today.

The company would like to express its sincerest condolences to Mr. Cohen’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed.”

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