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Legendary Verne Gagne Passes Away

Legendary wrestler and promoter Verne Gagne passed away at the age of 89 on Monday. He had been dealing with Alzheimer’s for many years and was in and out of nursing homes. Gagne was a major player in the territory era, promoting the Minnesota based American Wrestling Association (AWA), which closed it’s doors in 1991. He also helped train many future greats like Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, and Curt Hennig. WWE honored his contribution in 2006 with a Hall of Fame induction.

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