As noted earlier, WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund revealed on Twitter that legendary wrestler and promoter of the AWA, Verne Gagne passed away at the age of 89 on Monday night.
Ric Flair wrote the following on Twitter about Gagne’s death:
Verne, I wouldn’t be where I am without you. I owe my career to you. Thank you for making me. God bless you and your family #VerneGagne
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) April 28, 2015
Hulk Hogan wrote the following on Twitter about Gagne’s death:
RIP Verne Gagne,Verne said stay down and sell until u hear the crowd rumbling then Start shaking and Hulk up and don’t sell anymore thx HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 28, 2015