Pacific Northwest Wrestling legend Rip Oliver has passed away at the age of 67.
Cauliflower Alley Club confirmed that Oliver passed away at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. Oliver entered into hospice care due to end-stage heart failure in February. Oliver suffered several heart attacks in recent years and his condition worsened in recent months.
Oliver was a record-setting 12-time NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship and a 16-time NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship. Oliver worked with the likes of Rocky Johnson, Stan Stasiak, Buddy Rose, Larry Hennig, and Roddy Piper in PNW.
He signed with WWF in 1987 and challenged The Ultimate Warrior for the Intercontinental Title at Saturday Night's Main Event XVIII under the name Super Ninja. He last wrestled in 1990.
Fightful would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Oliver.