It is always a huge loss when wrestling world losses somebody that has made his mark in wrestling history. Former WWE Superstar and WCW Superstar Tom Zenk has passed away at the age of 59. Minneapolis Star Tribune announced his obituary a couple of days ago. We don’t know the cause of death, but we do know that he left this world too young at 59 years of age.
Zenk died back on December 9th, and his funeral is going to take place on January 13th of the new year. According to the obituary, it seems that Zenk wasn’t married at the time of death nor did he have children. Mourners are his parents, three sibling and eight nephews and nieces.
His family will honor him and celebrate his life on the same day when the funeral is going to be held while the burial is actually going to be private as only family members are going to be allowed to be there.
He was mostly known for his tag team wrestling as he signed with the WWE back in 1986 when he and his partner Martel debuted as the Can-Am Connection tag team. Their biggest moment was winning a match at Wrestlemania III when they defeated Magnificent Muraco and Cowboy Bob Orton Jr, who is, of course, the father of The Viper Randy Orton.
At that time, it looked that they could become a huge tag team. But, Zenk had some salary issues as he didn’t appreciate the fact that he was being paid less than his tag team partner. As a result of that, he left the company. Later in 1989, this man signed with the WCW and wrestled as the Z-Man. He even won the TV title from Arn Anderson, which was probably his biggest accomplishment in WCW. The year 1996 was his last in pro wrestling as he decided to call it a career.