It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to a legend of the wrestling world, Ole Anderson, who has passed away at the age of 81.

Ole’s legacy in professional wrestling is indelible, as he stood as one of the founding members of the iconic Four Horsemen stable alongside Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, and JJ Dillon. Throughout his illustrious career spanning over two decades, Ole captured NWA titles across various promotions and territories, solidifying his status as a formidable force in the ring.

Beyond his achievements as an in-ring competitor, Ole also made significant contributions behind the scenes, serving as a booker for esteemed promotions such as Georgia Championship Wrestling and Jim Crockett Promotions. His influence extended beyond the ring, as evidenced by his insightful book, “Inside Out: How Corporate America Destroyed Professional Wrestling,” published in 2003.

The news of Ole Anderson’s passing was first shared by Ricky Morton, sending shockwaves through the wrestling community. Ringside News joins fans around the world in extending our deepest condolences to Ole’s family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.


As of this writing it hasn’t been confirmed exactly how he has passed away. However, it’s worth mentioning that Anderson had been struggling with multiple sclerosis in the past few years. According to, Anderson had been receiving hospice care for several weeks. Ringside News will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available.

Though Ole may have left us, his impact on the world of professional wrestling will forever endure, serving as a timeless testament to his passion, dedication, and unparalleled talent. Rest in peace, Ole Anderson.

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