WWE Releases a Statement After the Tragic Demise of Kevin Greene

Published 12/22/2020, 10:27 AM EST


NFL legend Kevin Greene tragically passed away at the age of 58. Even though he is better known for his career as an NFL player, the audience frequently saw Greene inside the WCW ring.

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Most of his appearances were at Monday Nights during the 1990s. He may not have been a part of the wrestling industry as frequently, he had still made an impact.

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Greene had been involved with some great names such as the nWo and the Four Horsemen. In fact, he had teamed up with the Four Horsemen and former NFL player Steve Michael for his WCW debut. He lost the match to Ric Flair and Arn Anderson during the 1996 Great American Bash.

The following year, Kevin Greene partnered with Ric Flair and Roddy Piper in a 6-man match at the 1997 WCW Slamboree. Their opponents were none other than nWo, and the former three emerged victorious.

His time inside the WCW ring may not have been as vast as his career on the football field. Still, he made a name for himself within that time. Mick Foley took to Twitter to express his grievance.

WWE released a statement following Kevin Greene’s demise

“Upon his arrival, Greene teamed with fellow NFL player Steve McMichael and would go on to share the ring with some of the biggest names in sports-entertainment.

“The Pro Football Hall of Famer teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair against Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx in a victory at Slamboree in May of 1997. In his last run with WCW, Greene teamed with Goldberg against nWo Black & White,” read the statement.

Kevin Greene had a tremendous NFL career before and after WCW

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Greene had an impressive NFL career. It spanned from 1985 to 1999, and he worked with several teams during this time.

In 2009, Green became the coach for the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets. It was during his time as a coach that he received the Super Bowl ring when the Packers won against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Super Bowl.

 

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He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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