Roderick McMahon III, brother of WWE President Vince McMahon, has passed away at the age of 77 years old.
Better known as Rod, reports state that McMahon passed on Wednesday January 20, but the family wished for a time of mourning before making his death public knowledge.
Unlike his brother, father, grandfather and the majority of his other relatives, Roderick was not involved in the professional wrestling industry but had been a familiar and respected face backstage at WWE events and the company’s annual Hall of Fame ceremony. Instead of doing battle between the ropes, Rod did it in the skies of warzones around the world.
A proud member of the United States Air Force, McMahon was stationed in Germany for a large portion of his service and subsequent to his departure, created the hugely successful North American Metals Inc. in the late nineteen eighties in Houston. Texas. The business was described as steel and custom forging with special metals distribution.
In his obituary, Roderick McMahon was described as a leader, a mentor, a counsellor and a friend to everyone he met. While his funeral arrangements have been postponed at time of writing, his wife has asked for donations to Three Labs and Friends Rescue, Tunnels To Towers Foundation or any active military, law enforcement or animal rescue charity in lieu of flowers.
Inside the Ropes sends its condolences to the McMahon family at this trying time.