• WCW Wrestler Passed Away 19 Years Ago Today At Age 36
On this day in 2003, we lost Old School WCW Wrestler The Wall (Real name: Michael Jerome “Jerry” Tuite) after suffering a heart attack at the young age of 36.
He debuted in 1999 as the bodyguard of Berlyn (Alex Wright) and later became a member of the infamous ‘M.I.A. Misfits In Action’ faction.
Some might even remember him as Malice in the early days of TNA (Total Nonstop Action), where he feuded with NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ken Shamrock.
† REST IN PEACE
December 27, 1966 – December 6, 2003
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 6, 2018) – Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2018, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Larry “The Axe” Hennig due to kidney failure at the age of 82.
Larry Hennig wrestled for various promotions in the 60s, 70s & 80s, such as Verne Gagne’s AWA and Vince McMahon Sr.’s WWWF.
He was the father of Old School WWF Legend “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, and the grandfather of former WWE Wrestler Curtis Axel.
Larry isn’t in the WWE Hall of Fame yet, but will most likely be inducted one day as part of the annual Legacy Wing inductions.
† REST IN PEACE LARRY HENNIG
June 18, 1936 – December 6, 2018