Former National Wrestling Alliance United States Heavyweight Champion "Dirty" Dick Slater has passed away at the age of 67. His passing was confirmed by the NWA's official Facebook page.
Slater began his career in the late 1960s and wrestled for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1996. He held numerous championships in the NWA both as a singles competitor and a tag team competitor, and also had a run in All Japan Pro Wrestling, mainly as a tag team competitor.
Longtime WWE fans may also remember him for his brief stint in WWE in 1986/1987. During his run with WWE, he had matches against the likes of Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "Hacksaw" Butch Reed and "Magnificent" Don Muraco.
We at WNS offer our condolences to the family and friends of Dick Slater.