WWE legend Big Van Vader passed away on Monday night at the age of 63 and wishes from the pro-wrestling world have been pouring in ever since to pay tribute to the former WCW Champion.
Here are some of the reactions from wrestlers all across the globe:
Vader’s last @WWE PPV was a match with me, he wanted me to kick out of his finish/he told me “today you get the old Vader, I want it to mean something when you win.” RIP big man, and thanks! #respect pic.twitter.com/t3FiP2jMmh
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) June 20, 2018
Maaaaan…Vader was my guy as a child and was a sweetheart when he came down to FCW to help train us. I’m forever grateful for the conversations I was able to share with him. Condolences to Leon’s son, Jesse, and the rest of his family.
— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) June 20, 2018
Rest In Peace Vader?? https://t.co/oEDRknKVoW
— ? (@NiaJaxWWE) June 20, 2018
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) June 20, 2018
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) June 20, 2018
My prayers and thoughts go out to the family Of truly one of the greatest big men to step foot in the ring. Vader my friend May you R.I.P
— D-von Dudley (@TestifyDVon) June 20, 2018
RIP Vader ? https://t.co/wEgrcdzJMH
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) June 20, 2018
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Vader. Our thoughts are with his family today. pic.twitter.com/7olr0V4NNR
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 20, 2018
GOD BLESS VADER FOREVER
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) June 20, 2018
So sad to hear of the passing of Leon White, Vader. Leon was so far ahead of his time. R.I.P. Leon
— Bruce Prichard (@bruceprichard) June 20, 2018
I wanted to be as good as any "Big Man" in the business, watched what Vader was doing. I was then honored to be able to work with him so many years later. Im very sad to hear of his passing, my thoughts are with Jesse and the family. He paved the road for the Big guys! #RIPVader
— Bill DeMott (@BillDeMott) June 20, 2018
Vader hit me w/ live rounds while I was in Memphis '95 when he did Vader Roadkill Tour, snug but didn't hurt.. truly respect all you did for wrestling #RIPLeonWhite
— RIGGS (@realscottyriggs) June 20, 2018
"I fear no man and I feel no pain!"
— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) June 20, 2018
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) June 20, 2018
RIP Vader. This is very sad news as a wrestling fan and @RamsNFL fan. Godspeed big man.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) June 20, 2018
I want you to reply with some Vader Love! Throw it up! pic.twitter.com/JHaZCkzi05
— Lince Dorado (@LuchadorLD) June 20, 2018
Thank you Vader for being a part of making me love wrestling. RIP
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) June 20, 2018
Rest in peace Vader! Much respect! pic.twitter.com/tcAxbURrTS
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) June 20, 2018
The wrestling industry has lost yet another stalwart with the passing of Vader.
It will always be Vader Time.
Rest In Peace, Big Van Vader.