WWE Icon Tragically Dies


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World Wrestling Entertainment, better known throughout the world as WWE, has legions of adoring fans. These fans were saddened today with word that one of the all-time greats of the wrestling world has passed away at the age of 68.

Lenny Poffo, who was known in the ring as “The Genius” and “Leaping Lanny Poffo, passed away, according to a statement by WWE.

In addition to being an absolute legend of wrestling in his own right, he was the brother of perhaps the best known wrestler outside of Hulk Hogan and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Poffo’s brother is WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

Poffo was one “of the first high-flyers in WWE.” He later “achieved some success as a fan favorite reading his own poetry and throwing his own poetry and throwing frisbees to the crowd.”

He later, appearing as “The Genius,” managed the career of Mr. Perfect.

Entertainment website TMZ reported that the cause of death has not been made available at this time, although it may be made public in the coming days

In his early days in the ring, he won a tag-team title with his father, Angelo, as part of the National Wrestling Alliance before joining the WWF.

OnlyHomers sends our condolences to the friends and family of Lanny Poffo as they mourn his loss.

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