Muhammad Ali passes away at age 74

Muhammad Ali

Perhaps the greatest sportsman of our lifetime, Muhammad Ali, passed away last night at the age of 74.

Ali was admitted to a hospital on June 2 with respiratory problems and has suffered from Parkinson’s disease since 1984. With a record of 56 wins, 5 losses, and several boxing titles, no one can dispute the description that many people give him, simply known as the greatest of all time.

Ali’s connection with wrestling pre-dates his WrestleMania appearance as in 1976 he fought against Antonio Enoki in a boxer vs wrestler match in Tokyo, Japan. In 1985, Muhammad Ali was a part of WrestleMania and served as a special enforcer in the main event between Hulk Hogan and Mr T vs Rowdy Roddy Piper and Mr Wonderful. In that match Ali also got physical and took a shot at Piper.

The WWE website acknowledged Ali’s death with a short post while several WWE Superstars paid tribute to the champ on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.