As you could imagine, most pro wrestling stars and personalities have commented on the passing of all-time boxing great Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at the age of 74.
Here are some of their messages:
Muhammad Ali was truly the greatest of all time. Magic on the mic and incredible in the ring. Larger than life. A true hero.— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) June 4, 2016
"It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am." - Muhammad Ali— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 4, 2016
An icon lost. Your legend will live on! pic.twitter.com/hVUx0LDOiE
Truly the Greatest. Hero. Champion. Gentleman. Legend. Rest in Peace, Champ. pic.twitter.com/mHl64auyCR— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) June 4, 2016
1 of My highlights of '96 Olympics was when Muhammed Ali ignited the Olympic Torch at opening ceremonies. Ali, U were 1 of my idols #RIPAli— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) June 4, 2016
I was in the air last night flying from Atlanta to London when I got the text from a close friend that within' a few hours we were going to lose Muhammad. Ali inspired myself and generations around the world to be hungry to achieve, work as hard as you possibly can, to be a great as you possibly can be and make sure that not a day goes by where you don't do your absolute best to make the world smile and feel good. Feel inspired. And feel that no matter how hard times may be, there's always hope for tomorrow. From hanging out with you in New Zealand as this little punk kid, to years later as a WWE rookie when you whispered to me "Can you rumble?" to a few years later when you bestowed upon me "The People's Champ" moniker. I will always be grateful for the impact you've had on me. Thank you and I'll miss you. Much love and strength to the Ali family. Rest in love and light Champ. You'll always be the Greatest of All Time. And pretty. ??????
As I've grown older, I've accepted losing many friends and heroes in my lifetime. I've never felt the profound loss and heartache of losing my all-time greatest hero. I only met him one time, a few months after suffering my debilitating stroke. His kindness, compassion and overall love of life inspired me so much then that words can't describe it. As a young man, his impact on my life and all the things he stood up for and against, his fights from Liston to Chuvalo to Frazier, challenged and inspired me. Many of his life struggles served to guide me later on in my life. He was such a humble man in person, but what I admired most was his kid-like humour. He was the most patient and giving superstar I ever saw. He was always happy to take one more photo or sign one more autograph, and he never forgot who he was, where he came from or what he stood for. He was no mere athlete, he was one of the greatest men God ever placed on earth and I will never forget all that he gave. He's with God right now.