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WWE News: WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales passes away

Brandon Ewing
ANALYST
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738   //    13 Feb 2019, 02:55 IST

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WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales

What's the story?

We are saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend, Pedro Morales has passed away today following a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 76 years old.

In case you didn't know...

Pedro Morales will go down as one of the very best Puerto Rican pro wrestlers of all-time and as a wrestler who paved the way for Latin American based wrestlers to break into the wrestling business, particularly the WWE. He broke the mold for becoming the first ever Latin-based Intercontinental Champion in WWE's history.

He was also a champion for World Wrestling Council (WWC) in Puerto Rico, along with accolades and accomplishments in the NWA and AWA as well. He worked as a commentator for WWE's Spanish related programming and also as a road agent in his latter years. He also did some work for WCW around this time as well.

The heart of the matter

News broke of Pedro's death following a Facebook post by longtime WWE Spanish Announcer and close friend, Hugo Savinovich. Pedro passed away today following a long fought battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Pedro is a former Triple Crown champion for the champion, having served as a former WWE World, Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion. Pedro was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the class of 1995.

What's next?

We here at Sportskeeda are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend, Pedro Morales. We would like to send out our most sincere and deepest condolences to the friends and family of Pedro Morales during this tragic time.

Here are some matches featuring Pedro Morales battling the likes of The Iron Sheik and Sgt. Slaughter.

In honor of Pedro Morales, share with us your favorite matches or memories in the comment section below.

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Brandon Ewing
ANALYST
I am currently an analyst here for Sportskeeda, with past experiences writing for WrestlingINC, 411Mania and PWPNation. I have been a huge fan of pro wrestling since the age of five. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Sting. I watch a variety of wrestling promotions, such as: WWE, Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Major League Wrestling (MLW), and NXT.
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