WWE.com has reported the sad news that Hall of Famer Pedro Morales, the original Triple Crown Champion, has passed away.
“He held the WWE Title for a staggering 1027 days before losing it to Stan Stasiak in December 1973. Morales puts his name in the record books again in 1980 when he won the World Tag Team Titles with Bob Backlund and then the Intercontinental Title to become the first Triple Crown Champion in WWE history.
Morales hung up his boots in 1987 but continued on as an ambassador for sports-entertainment. He later became a commentator for both WCW and WWE’s Spanish announce teams, and in 1995, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
WWE extends its condolences to Morales’ family, friends and fans.”
Read their full post Right Here.
Tags: pedro morales, RIP, wwe hall of fame