As noted earlier, legendary AWA wrestler/promoter and WWE Hall of Famer Verne Gagne passed away at the age of 89 on Monday. Vince McMahon sent out condolences to the Gagne family via social media and this news has been picked up by several media outlets. Many names in the wrestling business have also sent their condolences to the Gagne family.
Obviously this will be a big news story in Minnesota as well.
Our condolences to the Gagne family.
Our hearts go out to Verne Gagne's family and friends. pic.twitter.com/BLRko4RLO8
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 28, 2015
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 28, 2015
On a plane and just heard the news about Verne Gagne. This one hits close and hurts. My thoughts, prayers and gratitude are with his family.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) April 28, 2015
Incredible legend passes away. RIP Verne Gagne.
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) April 28, 2015
Hey @WWE fans, let's make Verne Gagne the #1 worldwide trend. Please RT.
— Joey Styles (@JoeyStyles) April 28, 2015
…those moments, eventually leading to me into this biz, were largely due to Verne Gagne. #RIPVerneGagne, thanks for all you gave to us.
— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) April 28, 2015
Sad to hear of the passing of Verne Gagne. He was one of the great performers that I saw, and then got to know. RIP…
— Howard Finkel (@howardfinkel) April 28, 2015
Verne Gagne was one of the greatest of all time. A wrestler's wrestler. A great promoter. Top 5 Greatest Athletes from MN of all time IMO.
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) April 28, 2015
— TNA WRESTLING (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 28, 2015
Thoughts & prayers towards Verne Gagne family. A trailblazer, great grappler & great Pro Wrestler. #Legend – RIP
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) April 28, 2015
Sad to hear of the passing of Verne Gagne.He was always very nice and complimentary to me when I met him in the '90's in WCW with son Greg.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) April 28, 2015
RIP to the Legendary Verne Gagne pic.twitter.com/oo2DAoWSxg
— Lisa Marie Varon (@REALLiSAMARiE) April 28, 2015
RIP Verne Gagne. Thank you for your many and varied contributions to our craft.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) April 28, 2015
R.I.P. Verne Gagne my condolences and prayers for his family
— Al Snow (@TheRealAlSnow) April 28, 2015
Just hearing the news about the passing of Verne Gagne. Sad stuff. RIP Mr AWA!!
— Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) April 28, 2015
— Kevin Kross (@akrosstheworld) April 28, 2015
VERNE GAGNE MY FIRST COACH BOSS AND FRIEND IN THE AMERICA GOD BLESS HIM FOREVER
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) April 28, 2015
Sad to hear Verne Gagne passed away Great Wrestler & Promoter I enjoyed the AWA very much. RIP
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) April 28, 2015
Sad to hear my longtime friend Verne Gagne has passed today. To me their was never anybody quite like him. May you rest in peace. GO
— Gene Okerlund (@TheGeneOkerlund) April 28, 2015