The pro wrestling world has already seen a lot of sad news in 2023 so far. Now, we have lost another member of the pro wrestling community. Lanny Poffo has passed away at 68-years-old.

You can click here for a sampling of tributes that poured out after news of Lanny Poffo’s passing broke.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan broke the news via Facebook that Lanny Poffo has passed away. He did not reveal any more details, and we are working on attaining more information.

With a very, very heavy heart, I’ve been asked to let everyone know about the passing of our friend and colleague Lanny Poffo, The Genius.

RIP Lanny

Lanny Poffo was the younger brother of Randy “Macho Man” Savage, and he was known for his high-flying wrestling style and unique poetry recitations. Throughout his long career, one that spanned from the 1970s to the 2000s, Lanny Poffo was a fixture of several major wrestling promotions, including the WWF.

Poffo started his wrestling career in the 1970s and established himself as a talented high-flyer, performing acrobatic moves that were well ahead of their time. He was known for his moonsaults, backflips, and other daredevil stunts, which made him a favorite with fans. It also earned him the nickname “The Genius.” This was thanks to his gimmick where he would recite poetry in the ring before matches.

Lanny Poffo got some acting work during his career. He was in the 1997 comedy “The Lovemaster” and the 2000’s “Ready to Rumble.”

Our thoughts are with Lanny Poffo’s family and friends during this sad time. The pro wrestling world truly lost a genius. RIP.

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