VETERAN HANS MORTIER DIES

Posted December 15th, 2010 by Bill Apter


Photo Courtesy Mike Lano Archives (wrealano@aol.com)

I just received confirmation that Hans Mortier (real name Jacob Grobbe) has died. He was in his mid-80′s at the time of his death.

In my formative days as a fan I remember the incredibly well-built Mortier when he feuded with Bruno Sammartino for Bruno’s WWWF World title.

Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans.

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