Legendary Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock passed away on Wednesday due to injuries he suffered as a passenger in a car accident on April 11th outside of Hilton Head, S.C. He was 70 years old.
Coppock was nicknamed "The Godfather of Sports Talk Radio," and was the special guest ring announcer for the portion of WrestleMania 2 that took place in Chicago. He also co-hosted Radio WWF with WWE Hall of Famer Gorilla Monsoon at WrestleMania X.
While Coppock was later critical of Vince McMahon, he would often post wrestling-related posts on social media and reminisce about the characters of the past.
WWE also acknowledged Coppock's passing, stating, "WWE extends its condolences to Coppock's family, friends and fans."
You can check out some of Coppock's social media posts below:
Classy Freddie Blassie insisting I allow noted heel nicolia volkoff to sing the Russian national anthem during #wrestlemainia II. ?@RickKaempfer? ?@BruceMiles2112 ?@SLGreenberg? ?@stevedahl? pic.twitter.com/jlAApNDYHi— Chet Coppock (@ChetCoppock) September 15, 2018
From the kingdom of Uganda...weighing 365 pounds...he is attended by his manager the wizard and by his handler Kin Shee...he is Kamala the Ugandan Head Hunter..... the way back machine @BruceWolfChi @MLBBruceLevine @DannyMac670 Gotta love the mat world pic.twitter.com/K33HSxG8Wp— Chet Coppock (@ChetCoppock) March 19, 2019
#Ripj #KingKongBundy. I ring announced several bouts between the king and @Hulkhogan at the Rosemont Horizon/All State Arena back in the 80's. he was a silent, brooding man whose job was to make Hulk look good. #solidheel #GreatVillain @BruceWolfChi @BruceMiles2112 @DannyMac670 pic.twitter.com/BLEY9NnGVs— Chet Coppock (@ChetCoppock) March 5, 2019
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