WWE and AEW have paid tribute to the legendary Dominic DeNucci.

As noted, the former WWE Tag Team Champion passed away this week at the age of 89, according to The Cauliflower Alley Club.

WWE remembered DeNucci for his in-ring work and his contributions as a trainer. You can read their full statement below.

AEW tweeted, “AEW joins the wrestling world in mourning the passing of a true legend, Dominic DeNucci. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans.”

DeNucci trained wrestlers such as Shane Douglas and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley. WWE creative writer Dewey Foley took to Twitter with comments on DeNucci training his father.

“Rest In Peace Dominic DeNucci. A wealth of knowledge passed down to ones like my dad. Life’s crazy. Think about the domino effect. If Dominic doesn’t train my dad, my life probably doesn’t exist. Life’s moments are unique. My condolences to Mr. DeNucci’s family and loved ones,” Dewey wrote.

Below are the full statements from WWE, AEW and Dewey, along with comments from WLW, Black Label Pro, IGNITE, Cody Deaner, Adam Pearce, Scott D’Amore, and The Blue Meanie:

Dominic DeNucci passes away

WWE is saddened to learn that Dominic DeNucci passed away at the age of 89.

Born in Venice, Italy, DeNucci blazed a trail in wrestling that spanned the globe. From early career beginnings in Canada, Australia, Japan and the midwestern United States, DeNucci debuted in New York City for WWE in 1967. A formidable pairing with Bruno Sammartino saw the two Italian-born wrestlers capture the WWE International Tag Team Championship in 1971. DeNucci would later win the WWE World Tag Team Championship alongside both Victor Rivera and Dino Bravo. He would go on to challenge inaugural Intercontinental Champion Pat Patterson multiple times before the end of his 15-year run with WWE.

After retiring from competition, DeNucci transitioned into a role as a well-renowned trainer. DeNucci notably trained Mick Foley, Moondog Spot, Shane Douglas and others.

WWE extends its condolences to DeNucci’s family, friends and fans.

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