WWE legend Salvatore Bellomo has tragically died on the age of 67 following a battle with most cancers.
The Belgian-born wrestler turned a fan favorite through the 1980s after becoming a member of the organisation, regardless of continuously shedding.
In a press release, the WWE mentioned: “WWE is saddened to study that Salvatore Bellomo has handed away at age 67.
“Bellomo competed in WWE within the 1980s, sharing the ring with everybody from Bob Backlund to Bobby “The Mind” Heenan.
“WWE extends its condolences to Bellomo’s household, associates and followers.”
Former ECW champ Tommy Dreamer led the tributes, as he tweeted: “I heard the information of Salvatore Bellomo passing.
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“He was my age in
#ECW when I met him, always very nice.
“He would throw stuffed animals to the fans & they would throw them back at him. He couldn’t believe it.”
Bellomo joined WWF in the early 1980s and left in 1987 as he returned back to Europe, before later competing in Tod Gordon’s NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling, which would become ECW.
He stayed with ECW until 1994, before wrestling for smaller independent promotions, where he would win the WXW championship in September 2000.