WWE issued the following statement after the announcement of Bert Reynolds’ passing today:
“WWE is saddened to learn that Academy Award-nominated actor and Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82.
“The star of more than 50 feature films, including “The Longest Yard,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Cannonball Run” and “Boogie Nights” (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Reynolds was a special celebrity guest at WrestleMania X, serving as ring announcer for the main event WWE Championship Match pitting Bret Hart against Yokozuna.
“WWE extends its condolences to Reynolds’ family, friends and fans.”
Reynolds was a guest ring announcer at WrestleMania 10 in 1994 for the main event between Bret Hart and Yokozuna for the WWE Championship.