Kevin Nash Pays Tribute To Lanny Poffo

Kevin Nash

WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash has paid tribute to and shared some memories of the late Lanny Poffo who passed away at the age of 68.

The news of Lanny Poffo’s death was announced by his friend and WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the tributes to The Genius began pouring in. WWE paid their own tribute to the star who is best known for his run in the company in the late eighties and early nineties:

“WWE is saddened to learn that Lanny Poffo, best known to sports-entertainment fans as The Genius, passed away at 68 years of age.

The son of Angelo Poffo and younger brother of WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo had a style all his own. Arriving in WWE in 1985 alongside his brother, “Leaping” Lanny Poffo was one of the first high-flyers in WWE. While he achieved some success as a fan favorite reading his own poetry and throwing Frisbees to the crowd, he reached new heights as The Genius while managing Mr. Perfect.

WWE extends its condolences to Poffo’s family, friends and fans.”

Speaking on his Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash – who shared some time in the NWO with Poffo’s brother Randy Savage – paid his own tribute to the late star:

“Randy [Savage] and I were really close. I loved Randy to death and I think Lanny, I had never really spent time with Lanny, but we did end up doing a shot up on Thunder Bay and we ended up spending the day up there. It was just he was so happy that I was showing love to his brother… Anytime I ever saw him at signings or anything, he was a class act guy.”

h/t ewrestlingnews