TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JULY 27th: A Broadcasting Legend Passes Away

DATELINE: JULY 27, 2000 – NEW PORT RICHEY, FL


ac095b282442400The legendary Gordon Solie, known affectionately as ‘the dean of wrestling broadcasters’, passes away due to complications from cancer.

Solie was well-traveled as a play-by-play announcer, working for Georgia Championship WrestlingChampionship Wrestling from Florida, USA Championship Wrestling, Continental Championship Wrestling, and World Championship Wrestling during the course of an illustrious career that spanned five decades.

Solie has been enshrined in every major version of the professional wrestling hall of fame, and is considered one of the most influential voices in the sport’s history. He is still widely regarded as the greatest announcer of all-time.

Born Francis Jonard Labiak
January 26, 1929
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Died July 27, 2000 (aged 71)
New Port Richey, Florida, U.S.


 

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