Former WCW/WWF Star Tom Zenk Passes Away

Tom Zenk

Bill Apter made the official announcement earlier today.

Former WWE and WCW star Tom Zenk passed away on Saturday, December 9th at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. The duo came into the company with a big push, but Zenk left the WWF in 1987. Zenk performed for World Championship Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association, and the World Wrestling Federation in his decade-plus career.

Zenk's most notable run was with Rick Martel as the Can-Am Connection in the WWF/WWE.

My condolences to Zenk's friends and family. Together, they won a tournament to capture the NWA United States Tag Team Championship. He'd work several dates for the American Wrestling Federation, before wrapping up his career at only 37 years old.

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After parting ways with WCW in 1994, Zenk returned to All Japan Pro Wrestling for a brief stint.

The pro wrestling world is saddened by the news of Thomas Erwin Zenk's passing, better known as Z-Man Tom Zenk. He was a NWA United States Tag Team Champion, a WCW TV Champion, a WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Champion and a NWA United States Tag Team Champion.

Cause of death is not reported at this time, but the Star Tribune mentions that a public celebration of Zenk's life will be held next month in Minneapolis.


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