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Dick Slater Passes Away At The Age Of 67

It is being reported that legendary territory wrestler Dick Slater has passed away at the age of 67.

Slater wrestled for several promotions during his 20+ year career including different runs for promotions such as Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, WCW and a brief stint with WWE.

Among others, Slater had held NWA‘s United States Title, the NWA Television Title and the WCW Tag Team Championships with The Barbarian. It’s currently unknown as to what caused Slater’s untimely death.

WWE also issued the following statement upon learning of Slater’s passing:

WWE is saddened to learn that Dick Slater has passed away at age 67.

Slater was a prolific competitor during the 1970s and 1980s in Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, where he teamed with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton and had a memorable rivalry with WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Slater competed in WWE from 1986 to 1987 before moving to Japan and finishing his in-ring career in WCW.

WWE extends its condolences to Slater’s family, friends and fans.

We at WrestleZone would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Dick Slater at this time.

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