Legendary athlete who wrestled for NWA and WWF
The Wrestling Movement are saddened to learn about the passing of Johnny Walker, better known as Mr Wrestling II at age 85. His cause of death is unavailable at this time.
Bill Apter broke the news on Twitter, saying;
“Horrible way to start any day. Johnny ‘Mr. Wrestling II’ Walker has died.”
Walker began his career in 1956, and became a two-time NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion. He also picked up a host of titles in Georgia Championship Wrestling as well as several other territories.
At one point, Mr. Wrestling II was signed to Vince McMahon’s WWF in 1984, but was mainly used as an enhancement talent before departing WWF in 1986. Mr Wrestling II was also inducted into the WCW Hall Of Fame in 1993.
The Wrestling Movement offers their condolences to Walker’s family, friends and loved ones.