Mr. Wrestling II passes away at 85 years old

Johnny Walker, better known as 70s and 80s star Mr. Wrestling II, has passed away at the age of 85. Born John Francis Walker in Charleston, NC, he made his debut in 1955 and worked for nearly 10 years under his birth name before retiring. He returned a few years later under a mask as The Grappler before going back into semi-retirement in 1972. However, it was his decade-plus run as Mr. Wrestling II that many fans are the most familiar with. Originally teaming with Mr. Wrestling (Tim Woods), he worked in Florida and Georgia and held the Georgia heavyweight title ten times…

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On behalf of the staff here at CWN, I would like to send my thoughts and prayers out to the family, friends and fans of Johnny ‘Mr. Wrestling II’ Walker.


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