Former WXW Heavyweight Champion Salvatore Bellomo Passes Away, WWE Comments

Some unfortunate news to pass along.

The cousin of former WWF star Salvatore Bellomo shared the news that Bellomo passed away at the age of 67-years old on February 9th. Bellomo had a battle with cancer that he fought but succumbed to the disease. Salvatore was a native of Belgium and throughout his time in the sport of professional wrestling he captured the WXW Heavyweight Championship and was a WXW Tag Team Champion.

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Bellomo was a part of the WWF for several years and worked with the likes of Bob Backlund, WWF Hall Of Famer Johnny Rodz and had the opportunity to be a guest on the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper's 'Piper Pit' talk show. Bellomo worked for 'Eastern Championship Wrestling' which was later converted into Extreme Championship Wrestling. In 1992, Salvatore wrestled WWF Hall Of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka in the first-ever ECW Championship match and was defeated by Snuka in the tournament finals to crown the first champion of the promotion. 

WWE commented on Salvatore Bellomo's passing as well:

WWE is saddened to learn that Salvatore Bellomo has passed away at age 67.

Bellomo competed in WWE in the 1980s, sharing the ring with everyone from Bob Backlund to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.

WWE extends its condolences to Bellomo’s family, friends and fans.

Those who had the opportunity to watch Salvatore Bellomo during his years as an in-ring performer are sharing their favorite memories of him on social media. Salvatore last stepped into a wrestling ring back in October of 2018 for the 'Power Of Wrestling' promotion in Germany in an eight-man tag match and we here at Fightful would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Salvatore Bellomo.

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