WWE Issues Statement On Ox Baker’s Passing, Sting Is Coming To The Big Event (VIDEO)

Bill Pritchard

WWE-logoWWE Issues Statement

WWE has issued the following statement on the passing of wrestling legend Ox Baker, who passed away earlier today: 

“WWE is saddened to learn that Ox Baker, a feared villain of the ring for more than three decades, passed away Monday morning at age 80. A 6-foot-5 behemoth from Waterloo, Iowa, Baker originally competed in WWWF in the late 1960s and became one of the most intimidating forces known inside the squared circle — both due to his unique look and devastating heart punch. Over the span of an impressive career, the big man traded blows with the likes of WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes and Harley Race.

Outside the ring, Baker also put the hurt on actor Kurt Russell as the brute played an appropriately savage warrior in the post-apocalyptic world of John Carpenter’s 1981 sci-fi classic, “Escape from New York.”

WWE extends its condolences to Baker’s colleagues, friends and family.”

Sting At The Big Event 

Former WCW and TNA star “The Icon” Sting recorded the following promo for his appearance at The Big Event next month in the New York City area. 

We previously reported Sting and Mick Foley are headlining the event, and it will also feature appearances by Lex Luger, Vader, and many other names. “The Big Event” takes place Saturday, November 8th in Flushing, New York at Laguardia Plaza. For more information on “The Big Event,” visit www.bigeventny.com.

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