Ole Anderson, Pro Wrestling Icon and Original Four Horsemen Member, Dies at 81

Ole Anderson, a professional wrestling icon and member of the original Four Horsemen, passed away on Monday. He was 81 years old.

of new york post report Anderson, real name Alan Robert Rogowski, was part of a wrestling team that included Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, and Tully Blanchard.

He also worked as a wrestling referee, manager, and promoter.

Former wrestler Ricky Morton wrote on Instagram: “Ole Anderson’s death is a somber moment for the wrestling world.” “Ole was more than just a colleague. He was a formidable opponent, a respected veteran, and a part of wrestling history. Our struggles in the ring were fierce, and our The memories we made together will be cherished forever.

Morton continued, “While his death leaves a void in the wrestling world, Ole Anderson’s legacy will live on through the impact he had on the sport and the memories he shared with fans and fellow wrestlers. ” he added.

CBS News report The Horsemen became legends in wrestling history, dominating Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and eventually World Championship Wrestling.

Rogowski retired from wrestling in 1987, but returned in 1989 to reform the group, this time with Arn Anderson, Flair, and Sting. He then served as the group’s manager, which he soon retired again.

The eulogy recognized his contributions from across the sports world, starting with NWA Legends.

Outside the ring, Rogowski took over the role of Chairman of the WCW Booking Committee in 1990 and spearheaded many famous angles, as well as some infamous ideas like The Black Scorpion. has also proposed, according to a CBS report.

Rogowski also voiced the Shockmaster, who tripped and fell while crashing through a wall in one of pro wrestling’s most famous flops, marking the moment he defeated what was supposed to be a major player in WCW.

“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Ole Anderson. WWE extends its condolences to Anderson’s family, friends, and fans,” WWE said in a statement regarding X.

“AEW and the wrestling world mourn the passing of the legendary Ole Anderson. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans,” AEW said in a statement Monday night.

The father of seven served a stint in the United States Army in Germany before entering the sporting arena.

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