WWE Issues Statement on Muhammad Ali Passing Away

WWE issued this statement on boxing legend Muhammad Ali passing away on Friday:

WWE is saddened to learn that three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali passed away at age 74 on June 3, 2016.

The Louisville native won six Kentucky Golden Glove Championships and the gold medal for the United States as a light heavyweight in Rome’s 1960 Summer Olympics before beginning his professional career.

Ali also made history for his historic boxer vs. wrestler match against WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki in Tokyo on June 26, 1976. The fight is regarded as a precursor to modern mixed martial arts.

In 1985, Ali made his mark in WWE history when he was one of the special guest referees for the main event of the first WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden. The bout featured WWE Champion Hulk Hogan and pop culture icon Mr. T against “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. During the contest, Ali climbed up onto the ring apron and took a swing at Piper.

WWE extends its condolences to Ali’s family, friends and fans.

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  • Buff Man GwO

    Oh man I’m sad and horny at the same time… He started sexy tuff talk promo and if it wasn’t for his black sexy ass then Sexy WWE would never be hot and sexy as its nowadays!
    I’m the greatest!!!

  • Tony GwO

    Oh man can I get a amen! God damn he made swag plus he has a black mans size penis.

    GWO Rules
    2016 here and queer and it’s not “taboo” for us to love wrestling.

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