Wrestling World Reacts To Death Of Paul Reubens, Pee-Wee Herman Actor

Paul Reubens has died at the age of 70 following a long battle with cancer. The actor, who was arguably best known for portraying the iconic Pee-wee Herman character since 1977, appeared in many movies and TV shows throughout his illustrious career. However, he was also a familiar face in the wrestling world thanks to his WWE cameos. He appeared as Herman at WWE WrestleMania 27 and served as "Raw's" guest GM for a night back in 2010. Reubens also had many friends and fans in the wrestling industry, and some of them have paid their respects to him on social media.

AEW stars Danhausen and RJ City were quick to show pay respects to the late actor. Both of them also noted the influence that he had on their respective careers as entertainers. Danhausen credited a Pee-wee Herman segment for taking his own career to the next level, while City credited Reubens for his friendship and mentorship.

AEW's Nyla Rose also took to social media to praise Reubens. In her tweet, she shared a gif of Herman riding a bicycle and referenced the "secret word" segments from "Pee-wee's Playhouse." 

Elsewhere, WWE announcer Corey Graves shared a heartfelt story about his experiences with Reubens. Like many, he grew up a fan of the performer's work, but he eventually had the honor and pleasure of calling the actor a friend. Adam "Edge" Copeland had similar experiences with Reubens, and he opened up about them on his own social media after the news of his death came to light.

ROH and AEW announcer Ian Riccaboni was also a big fan of Reubens. So much so that he even shared a photo of him impersonating the entertainer during his childhood years, revealing that he idolized him back then. 

More tributes for Reubens will undoubtedly continue to pour in. The team at Wrestling Inc. also sends its condolences to the actor's friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones.