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Canadian Wrestler Alexis Smirnoff Passes Away At The Age Of 71
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Canadian Wrestler, Alexis Smirnoff, has passed away at the age of 71 due to complications from diabetes. He recently entered hospice due to kidney issues, according to
Known as The Anti-American Heel, Smirnoff debuted in 1970, working for a number of different territories in San Francisco, Georgia & Florida. He also worked often for The WWE when they came to the west coast, along with The AWA. Internationally, he made appearances for All Japan Pro Wrestling & IWE.
He would hold tag team gold alongside Ivan Koloff and held numerous other singles titles throughout his career. Smirnoff retired in 1988 and opened a wrestling school soon after.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Alexis Smirnoff. Below are some videos from his career:
Spoiler: Another WWE Legend To Be At This Week's RAW
The Rock Responds to Challenge from NBA Star
NJPW Star Returns From Injury At New Year Dash, Omega, Contenders
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