Former WCW star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has passed away. The news was confirmed by the NFL, whose Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker honoured Greene in a statement.
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene. I regarded him as a personal friend and a true Hall of Famer in every sense. He possessed the most incredible can-do attitude of anyone I ever met. He was a great player, but more than that, he was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s wife, Tara, and their entire family. We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations. The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Kevin’s memory.”
Greene, of course, will be best known to wrestling fans for his time in World Championship wrestling, having teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair to take on the nWo, as well as defeating The Giant, also known as WWE Superstar The Big Show, by disqualification during his short time with the company.
WWE is saddened to learn that Kevin Greene passed away today at the age of 58. https://t.co/jC4jay7BM5
— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2020
WWE has also releases a statement on Greene’s passing.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Kevin Greene passed away today at the age of 58.
“Near the end of a career as one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers, Greene entered the squared circle for WCW.
“Upon his arrival, Greene teamed with fellow NFL player Steve McMichael and would go on to share the ring with some of the biggest names in sports-entertainment. The Pro Football Hall of Famer teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair against Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx in a victory at Slamboree in May of 1997. In his last run with WCW, Greene teamed with Goldberg against nWo Black & White. Ric Flair & Roddy Piper look to NFL great Kevin Greene for help when they battle The n.W.o at Slamboree 1997.
“WWE extends its condolences to Greene’s family and friends.”
Kevin Greene tragically passed away at the age of 58. No cause of death has been revealed.
Everyone at Inside The Ropes is saddened to learn of the passing of Kevin Greene, and we pass on our condolences to Kevin’s friends and family.