WWE Officially Announce Death Of Wrestling Icon

Earlier today, the wrestling community was somber as it learned about the passing of the legendary WWE and WCW figure, Virgil, also known as Vincent in some circles, with his real name being Michael Jones. The news of his demise at the age of 61 was initially shared by referee Mark Charles III on Facebook.



Virgil’s enduring legacy in WWE is etched deeply in the memories of fans, especially for his notable role as the loyal bodyguard of Ted DiBiase. This storyline reached its zenith when Virgil triumphed over the Million Dollar Man, securing the prestigious Million Dollar Championship.

In recognition of his significant contributions to the wrestling industry, WWE issued a poignant statement expressing their sadness over the news of Michael Jones’ passing. The organization extended heartfelt condolences to Jones’ family, friends, and the multitude of fans who admired him.

WWE conveyed on Twitter: “WWE is saddened to learn that Michael Jones, known to WWE fans as Virgil, has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Jones’ family, friends, and fans.”

Virgil’s impact on the wrestling realm went beyond his role as a bodyguard; he evolved into a symbol of resilience and determination, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of fans globally. As tributes pour in from colleagues, friends, and fans alike, his legacy will persist, continuing to inspire generations of wrestlers and enthusiasts. While Michael Jones may have departed from this world, his spirit will endure in the squared circle, serving as a reminder of the passion and dedication that define true wrestling greatness.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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