WWE & Triple H Pay Tribute To Adrian Street Following Passing

Triple H With Adrian Street

The wrestling world lost the legendary Adrian Street and both WWE as well as Triple H took time to honor the flamboyant Welsh-born brawler.

Street passed away at the age of 82 following a battle with sepsis, but he will always be known as a tough-as-nails talent who blurred the lines of identity during an unaccepting time. WWE shared a full write-up on their website honoring the late legend:

WWE is saddened to learn that Adrian Street has passed away.

Born the son of a coal miner in Wales, Street enjoyed a nearly 60-year career that spanned the globe, as his flamboyant style entertained audiences and reimagined what was possible in sports-entertainment.

After competing as Kid Tarzan, “Exotic” Adrian Street was introduced to the world in bold fashion, as Street would make his way to the ring adorned in pastels and glitter with his glam-rock entrance music providing the perfect soundtrack.

Accompanied by his long-time manager and future wife, Miss Linda, Street worked throughout the UK, Germany, Mexico and Canada before finally settling in the Continental Championship Wrestling promotion in Birmingham, Alabama.

Street estimated that he competed in somewhere between 12,000 and 15,000 matches, but his influence stretched well-beyond in-ring competition. Street is credited with designing the gear worn by Mick Foley’s “Dude Love” during his rivalry with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

Street also starred alongside Ron Perlman in the 1981 film “Quest for Fire” and performed in the band “The Pile Drivers.”

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

Triple H: “Honored To Have Called Adrian Street A Friend”

WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H also took to social media to honor Street, noting how much Street changed the industry of pro wrestling.

“A genre-bending pioneer whose larger-than-life presence and ruthlessness between the ropes changed the wrestling world forever. Honored to have called Adrian Street a friend. My thoughts are with Miss Linda and the family, friends and fans of Adrian Street.”

Street was not just a battler in the ring, but outside it. He survived a severe case of cancer back in 2001, a heart issue and recently suffered a stroke.

We at Inside The Ropes would like to extend our thoughts, condolences and prayers to Adrian Street, Miss Linda, his family, friends and fans at this time.