Posted March 7th, 2019 by 1Wrestling News Team

Dick Beyer, on of the most successful masked wrestlers in history, died this afternoon at the age of 88. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family. His death was announced on Facebook by his son Kurt.

Beyer was a huge star in Japan, where he competed as “The Destroyer”. His rivalries with Giant Baba and Rikidozan are credited with helping spark the enormous popularity of wrestling in Japan. “The Destroyer” was also a top box office attraction in the Los Angeles territory, and was also a top star in the AWA where he performed as “Dr X”.

Slam Sports has an article about Dick Beyer covering his death and his tremendous career.

1Wrestling.com sends condolences to the family and fans of Dick Beyer.

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