"Judo" Gene LeBell Passes Away At 89

Today, the world of professional wrestling lost a legend

"Judo" Gene LeBell passed away earlier today at the age of 89

LeBell left behind a vast legacy in wrestling, martial arts, and film.

film. LeBell trained under icons of pro wrestling Lou Thesz and Karl Gotch.

He excelled at martial arts, earning a 10th degree red belt in Judo and a 9th degree black belt in Ju-jitsu.

LeBell went on to train legends in the fighting world, most notably Chuck Norris. He also trained WWE legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and current WWE superstar Ronda Rousey.

Several wrestlers and stars have taken to social media to send their condolences to LeBell's loved ones.

Gene LeBell's impact on the sport of professional wrestling is immense, even decades after his retirement from the sport.

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