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WWE, Hulk Hogan & Others React To Regis Philbin’s Death

RIP Rest In Peace


On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1999’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. WWF World Tag Titles: The Acolytes vs. Christian & Edge

2. Street Fight: The Godfather & Val Venis vs. Droz & Prince Albert

3. Handicap Match: Kane vs. Big Show & The Undertaker

4. Triple H vs. Ken Shamrock

5. Handicap Match: Chyna & Mr. A$$ vs. The Rock

• WWE, Hulk Hogan & Others React To Regis Philbin’s Death

As we noted yesterday, Regis Philbin passed away at the age of 88. TMZ reported that he suffered a heart attack on Friday, at his home in New York.

His family issued the following statement to PEOPLE:

“We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday.

His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him — for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about.

We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss.”

Not only was Philbin a legendary TV host, actor, and singer, but he was also an Old School WWF WrestleMania Celebrity. He interviewed The Undertaker backstage at WrestleMania VII, after The Deadman’s first-ever WrestleMania match.

You can watch it below:

Below is how WWE, Hulk Hogan, and others from the world of pro-wrestling reacted to Philbin’s death:

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