It was announced today that NFL Hall Of Famer Kevin Greene has passed away at the age of 58.
A legend on the Gridiron field, wrestling fans will remember Greene for his time in WCW in the mid to late 1990s.
He first joined the company in 1996 when he teamed with Steve McMichael until ‘Mongo’ turned on him leading to a grudge match, won by Greene.
In May 1997, he teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair to face Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx at Slamboree. Greene’s team were victorious in the match.
His final return came the following year when he sided with former NFL player Goldberg to face off against NWO Hollywood.
Although his time in wrestling was brief, fans took to his passion and respect for the business.
It goes without saying that his time in the NFL greatly surpassed his wrestling exploits.
His fifteen year career saw him represent the Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers. his record of 160 sacks (When a defensive player successfully tackles the opposing quarterback) still stands today as the third highest total in NFL history.