Former WCW wrestler Al Green passed away earlier this week. He was 58 years old. Green had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in recent years, which is a degenerative disease that makes it hard to breathe. He had been using an oxygen tank full time.
Green was originally trained by Steve Keirn, and worked as one half of the Master Blasters tag team with Kevin Nash. He also worked with Road Warrior Animal's brother Marcus Laurinaitis as one half of the Terminators in the US and Japan. The team got a run in 1993 WCW as The Wrestling Crew, and from there had runs in Otto Wanz' CWA and in All Japan Pro Wrestling in 1995.
Green had a final run back with WCW in the company's dying days, with the gimmick "The Dog."
Kevin Nash, Green's former tag team partner, tweeted the following about his friend's passing:
"R.I.P Al Green thanks for saying yes in Hammon Indiana to be my partner."
We'd like extend our condolences to the family of the late Al Green.