Former WWWF Champion Pedro Morales passes away at 76, WWE issues statement

first_img Twitter Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE to honor Hall of Famer in Japan this Friday; Bruce Prichard rushed home for oral surgery Jerry Lawler sues Hardeman County for $3 Million over death of his son Brian Lawler Former WWWF Champion Pedro Morales has passed away.Morales, 76, was battling Parkinson’s disease according to PWInsider.Morales was the first wrestler to accomplish the Triple Crown title by capturing the WWWF World, Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships during his career.Morales was a native of Puerto Rico and “developed a passionate following in the northeast” per a statement by WWE among the Hispanic population.One of his most high profile matches took place in 1972 in Shea Stadium in front of more than 22,000 fans against Bruno Sammartino at the Showdown at the Shea wrestling card.He retired from wrestling in 1987 and was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 1995. Morales was also a commentator for WCW and WWE.WWE posted a full statement online about Morales’ passing earlier today.center_img CMLL President Francisco “Paco” Alonso Lutteroth passes away on July 6 at the age of 67 Google+ Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more