More Tributes To Vader

More Tributes To Vader

More tributes to Vader have flooded in from around the wrestling world following the announcement yesterday of his untimely passing on Monday evening.

WWE paid respects to the big man at the start of the weekly NXT show on the WWE Network, airing a graphic in memory of the fallen giant.

Speaking to Bill Apter, Hulk Hogan, who worked a major program with Vader in WCW in 1995, said:

“It’s a sad day in the wrestling world when someone as talented and as big of a star as Leon, Vader passes away. He was not only a star domestically, but internationally – he had appeal that went around the world- it was a great loss today. Such a great human being and such a great wrestling star passed away . . . he was nothing but respect, nothing but kind, never had a bad word to say to anybody I was every around. He had a great sense of humor, and he was such a kind and nice man.”

Several more of Vader’s ex-WCW cohorts paid their own tributes on social media:

Mick Foley was perhaps Vader’s most famous WCW opponent due to their brutal matches and that famous ear losing incident in Germany. Foley remembered his friend and foe with a lengthy post on Facebook:

In addition to Vader’s former colleagues, a host of current WWE and independent stars also offered condolences to one of the modern industry’s trailblazers:


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6 years ago by Wrestle Talk



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