WWE Legend Pedro Morales dies at age 76

WWE Legend Pedro Morales dies at age 76

Dakota Skinner

WWE Hall of Fame star, Pedro Morales, died at the age of 76, on February 12th. His death was caused by his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. Morales was known as the first triple crown winner, holding the Intercontinental Championship twice and the World Tag Team Championship. Many said Morales was “One of the greatest Hispanic superstars of all time.” Morales served as the frontman and an inspirational figure for all future latino superstars in the WWE.

Morales was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995, is one of the first of many to be inducted. He held the heavyweight championship title for nearly three years (1,027 days), later losing the title to Stan Stasiak in December of 1973. Morales started wrestling in 1959 at the age of 17, making his debut to WWE in 1970; not retiring until 1987 to become a commentator.

Many referred to Morales as one of the kindest and wisest wrestlers they knew. When his death became public and retired wrestlers heard of what happened, many reached out to the Morales family sending their condolences. “RIP Pedro Morales. He was a staple on the old Boston Garden WWF shows I went to in the 80’s” Gabe Sapolsky stated. Sean Waltman tweeted, “Pedro Morales was a great man and I’m honored to be able to say I knew him.”

Pedro Morales was a Hispanic wonder, for many years he was the guy that started the dreams for many to become wrestlers or to be anything they wished to be. Morales will be missed and will never be forgotten, WWE will continue to move forward and fulfill all of Pedro Morales hopes and wishes.