WWE Comments On The Passing Of Larry King At Age 87
Sadly, WWE lost one of its longtime celebrity supporters and the broadcasting world lost an icon when Larry King passed away at the age of 87 early this morning.
King was always a great supporter of pro wrestling, even during the time when other major outlets were hesitant to support and give coverage to sports entertainment. Of course, King was also the subject of some WWE parody including the famous 2005 promo where Shawn Michaels parodied Hulk Hogan during the build-up to their match at SummerSlam.
Larry King was also a guest host of Monday Night Raw in 2012 where, among other things, he gave Daniel Bryan life advice and his wife threw water in the face of The Miz. You can see a clip from that episode in the embedded video above.
WWE released a statement on King’s passing, which you can read below:
WWE is saddened to learn that Larry King passed away at the age of 87.
The talk show titan reimagined possibilities in the world of television with his iconic “The Larry King Show.” Prominent figures from the entertainment, sports and political worlds graced his show nightly, but King made a special impact on the national coverage of wrestling.
“They are incredible athletes, their fan following is amazing, but their results are never in the paper… To me, if someone is interesting, then I am curious. And wrestlers—and wrestling—are interesting,” King once told Sports Illustrated.
When “The Larry King Show” debuted on Ora.TV in 2012, King featured a special WWE Superstars episode that included John Cena, The Miz & Maryse, Big Show and more. After being named Social Media Ambassador for Raw, King would bring his legendary show to the red brand in 2012. It was an eventful night for two-time Peabody Award winner, as the A-Lister memorably couldn’t help but crash his set and King also provided some life advice to Daniel Bryan.
WWE extends its condolences to King’s family and friends
WrestleZone extends its condolences to Larry King’s family, friends, and fans.