Due to injuries he suffered as a passenger in a car accident that happened on April 11th outside of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Legendary Chicago Sportscaster & WrestleMania 2 Ring Announcer Chet Coppock recently passed away. He was 70 years of age.
Coppock was nicknamed “The Godfather Of Sports Talk Radio,” and he also co-hosted Radio WWF with WWE Hall Of Famer Gorilla Monsoon at WrestleMania X. While Coppock was critical of WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon at a certain point in time, he would often post wrestling-related posts on social media. WWE also acknowledged his 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
— Chet Coppock (@ChetCoppock) November 17, 2016
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
— Chet Coppock (@ChetCoppock) November 4, 2017
— Chet Coppock (@ChetCoppock) September 27, 2018
— Chet Coppock (@ChetCoppock) January 9, 2017
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