WWE legend Adnan Al-Kaissy, also known as General Adnan, has passed away at the age of 84. The news was confirmed by legendary wrestling announcer Ken Resnick in a heartfelt Facebook post.
Al-Kaissy, originally from Baghdad, Iraq, had a successful career in both professional wrestling and college football. After playing college football for the University of Houston and Oklahoma State, he transitioned into wrestling and made a name for himself in the industry.
During his time in WWE, Al-Kaissy had two prominent runs. In 1976, he won the WWWF Tag Team titles with Chief Jay Strongbow under the persona of Billy White Wolf. However, due to a neck injury, they had to vacate the titles. He later returned in 1990 as General Adnan, aligning himself with Sgt. Slaughter and The Iron Sheik (then known as Colonel Mustafa) as part of the infamous Triangle of Terror. This led to a main event handicap match against Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior at SummerSlam in 1991.
Outside of WWE, Al-Kaissy also wrestled for the AWA, where he engaged in memorable feuds with Sgt. Slaughter and Nick Bockwinkel as Sheik Adnan El Kaissey.
After a career that spanned over three decades, Al-Kaissy retired from professional wrestling in 1998.
His contributions to the wrestling world will always be remembered, and he will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
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