Kal Rudman has passed away at the age of 91. Rudman was a well-known media personality in the Philadelphia area. Wrestling fans know him best for his appearances as a commentator for the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Mike Johnson of PW Insider reported the news of Rudman’s death. The circumstances and cause are currently unknown. His wife, Lucille, also died just days after Kal passed.

Rudman worked as an announcer with Gorilla Monsoon for WWF broadcasts tailored to the Philadelphia market. He also did backstage interviews for WWF during their live broadcasts of Madison Square Garden shows on the MSG Network. He didn’t appear for the company after 1989, when the regional broadcast agreement with the Philadelphia-based PRISM ended.

Kal Rudman was also a regular on The Merv Griffin Show and The Today Show, where he appeared as a music expert. He was also a music industry publisher. He supported several local causes.


Rudman and his family formed the Cal and Lucille Foundation. The organization out local charitable, educational, and civic causes in the Philadelphia region. He was a beloved member of the Philadelphia broadcasting community.

Dean Media Solutions posted a tribute to Kal and Lucille Rudman on their website. There, music industry legend Clive Davis and radio titan Scott Shannon shared their memories of the influential broadcaster. Everybody at Ringside News is keeping the friends, family, and loved ones of Kal and Lucille Rudman in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Kal and Lucille.

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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