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Former WWE star "Z-Man" Tom Zenk has passed away



The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Tom "Z-Man" Zenk passed away on 12/9. He was just 59 years old. Aside from the obituary posted online, there is not much known regarding the circumstances of his death.

Zenk is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation as Rick Martel's tag team partner in the Can-Am Connection. He also had a pretty good run in WCW from 1989-1994. He continued to wrestle until 1996 and would make appearances on Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Radio show on Eyada. Zenk was very outspoken about the wrestling business in the early 2000's but then disappeared from the public eye. We had not heard anything about him in over a decade.

On behalf of everyone here at, we send out condolences to his friends and family.

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Here is the obituary from the Star Tribune:

Zenk, Thomas Erwin age 59, of Golden Valley, MN, passed away on Dec. 9, 2017 at the North Memorial Medical Center. Survived by parents, Robert J. and Lois Zenk; siblings, Robert Jr. (Beth), Kathryn Zenk James (Raymond) and James L. (Jo); 8 nieces and nephews, A celebration of Tom's life will be held on Saturday 1/13/18 at 11:00 AM at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. 8th St., Mpls. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Private family burial will take place at St. Nicholas Cemetery, in Carver, MN Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333

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