-- NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene, a former defensive end who was one of the elite pass rushers of all-time, twice leading the NFL in sacks and standing third in history, passed away today at the age of 58. In wrestling circles, he was known for a relatively brief time in WCW during the 1996-1997 years, first feuding with Steve "Mongo" McMichael and then later wrestling at Slamboree 1997 and appearing on WCW Nitro, where he wrestled The Giant (Big Show) a couple of times. WWE issued the following:
WWE is saddened to learn that Kevin Greene passed away today at the age of 58.
Near the end of a career as one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers, Greene entered the squared circle for WCWWCW.
Upon his arrival, Greene teamed with fellow NFL player Steve McMichael and would go on to share the ring with some of the biggest names in sports-entertainment. The Pro Football Hall of Famer teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair against Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx in a victory at Slamboree in May of 1997. In his last run with WCW, Greene teamed with Goldberg against nWo Black & White.
WWE extends its condolences to Greene’s family and friends.