The wrestling world is in mourning today over the passing of WWE’s first ever Triple Crown Champion, the legendary Pedro Morales. The WWE Hall of Famer passed away earlier today at the age of 76.
WWE issued a statement earlier today remembering the iconic wrestling legend for his classic bouts with Bruno Sammartino and Ivan Koloff, as well as his impressive 1,027 day championship reign. Wrestling luminaries have also taken to social media to say their goodbyes to the the late WWE Hall of Famer.
The Singh Brothers remembered some Pedro Morales wisdom passed on to them by WWE Hall of Famer Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart, “True talent always rises to the top. You can’t stop talent.”
RIP Pedro Morales.
Please read. pic.twitter.com/u00dTrFBd0
— Bollywood Boyz (@BollywoodBoyz) February 12, 2019
The Iron Sheik gave Morales high praise as “one of the best ever,” and described Morales as an “excellent human being.”
ONE OF THE BEST EVER. THE PEDRO MORALES EXCELLENT WORKER. EXCELLENT BABY FACE. EXCELLENT BUSINESSMAN. EXCELLENT HUMAN BEING. RIP MY BROTHER. pic.twitter.com/ufUDakO8jw
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) February 12, 2019
Konnan remembered Morales as the “first Latino to hold a world heavyweight title.”
With the Boriqua legend Pedro Morales (I ready for any type of action). 1st Latino to hold a world heavyweight title. pic.twitter.com/6w0RFyLICN
— Konnan (@Konnan5150) February 6, 2019
Legendary wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett also offered his condolences:
My condolences to the family of
longtime WWWF champion Pedro Morales who has passed away.
He was 76-years-old and dealt with many health issues in recent years including Parkinson’s disease.
From everyone in Bogota, may you visit us soon. pic.twitter.com/rYjT7ivF38
— Jerry J (@MrJerryJarett) February 12, 2019
Growing up a WWF fan, he was my IC Champ and as fiery a babyface as any.
RIP Pedro Morales pic.twitter.com/fcYOI8NKbg
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) February 12, 2019
Rest In Peace to wrestling legend and 1st ever WWF triple crown (World Title, Tag Title, Intercontinental title) Pedro Morales. pic.twitter.com/fX5s7hFUWU
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) February 12, 2019
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) February 12, 2019