Greene wrestled for WCW in 1996 firstly as the tag team partner of Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael, and finished up there in 1998.
WWE has issued the following statement on its website:
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.
WWE extends its condolences to Greene’s family and friends.
He played over 200 games in the NFL and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2016.
NFL Hall of Fame CEO David Baker said:
“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.”
We at WrestleTalk.com send our thoughts and condolences to Greene’s family, friends and all those affected by this news.