The world of professional wrestling is in mourning today as it was announced that Lanny Poffo, the legendary wrestler and brother of the late Randy Savage, has passed away at the age of 68.
Lanny Poffo, known to wrestling fans as ‘The Genius’, was a beloved figure in the wrestling world. He was a master of the ring, a master of the mic, and a master of the mind. He was a true innovator in the sport, and his influence can still be felt today.
Lanny Poffo was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1952. He began his wrestling career in the late 1970s, and quickly made a name for himself as a master of the ring. He was known for his high-flying moves, his technical prowess, and his ability to think outside the box. He was also known for his unique look, which included a bow tie and a pair of glasses.
Throughout his career, Lanny Poffo competed in various promotions, including the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Total Nonstop Action (TNA). He was a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, and held the WCW World Tag Team Championship with his brother Randy Savage.
Lanny Poffo was also known for his unique promos, which often featured him reciting poetry. He was known for his catchphrase “I’m the Genius, and you’re not”, and his signature move was the “Poffo Elbow”.
Lanny Poffo was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015, and was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017. He was also inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 2018.
Lanny Poffo was a beloved figure in the wrestling world, and his passing has left a void that will be difficult to fill. He was a true innovator in the sport, and his influence can still be felt today. He will be remembered as a true legend of the sport, and his legacy will live on forever.
The WWE has released a statement expressing their condolences to the Poffo family, and the wrestling world is in mourning today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Poffo family during this difficult time.