Today in Pro Wrestling History: (April 14) – Remembering ‘Canada’s Greatest Athlete’

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On April 14th, 2010, the wrestling world mourned the loss of a legend when Eugene Nicholas Kiniski, famously known as ‘Canada’s Greatest Athlete‘, passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. Born on November 23, 1928, in Edmonton, Alberta, Kiniski’s athletic prowess first shone through in football at the University of Arizona before he transitioned to professional wrestling.

During an illustrious career that spanned four decades from 1952 to 1992, Kiniski achieved remarkable feats, including the rare honor of holding both the NWA and AWA World Heavyweight titles. His impact on the sport earned him a place in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2008, as well as inductions into the St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame (2007) and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (1996).

Today in Pro Wrestling History: (April 14th) – Remembering ‘Canada’s Greatest Athlete’

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Kiniski’s health battles began in 2010 with hospitalization for congestive heart failure due to cancer complications. He passed away on April 4th, 2010, leaving behind a legacy cherished by his sons Nick and Kelly, sister Dorothy, and daughter-in-law Joyce.

Amazon also offers a selection of wrestling memorabilia and literature, showcasing the rich history and enduring legacy of iconic figures like Gene Kiniski.

Kiniski’s contributions to wrestling are immortalized in the hearts of fans and colleagues alike, symbolizing a golden era in the sport. His journey can be revisited through various archives, including a special feature on YouTube

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