DATELINE: JULY 27, 2000 – NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
The 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 Wrestling, Championship 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.