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Rip Hawk, the legendary wrestler, passes away at the age of 82

Joga Bonito
7.17K   //    23 Dec 2012, 16:25 IST

Territory-era legendary wrestling star Harvey Maurice Evers, famously known as Rip Hawk, passed away at the age of 82.

Hawk was a legend in the wrestling era. He won several tag team championships with partner Swede Hanson as The Blonde Bombers. Hawk went on to singles career and won the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Championship on several occasions when his partner Hanson suffered a heart attack in the early 70s.

After that, Hawk teamed with Ric Flair and the duo won the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship. But then they went on to break up and both would go on to face each other in singles matches.

Many exalted members in the business recalled the Hawk,

Howard Finkel:

Jim Ross:

Mike Mooneyham:

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