The wrestling world lost another great today as “Dirty” Dick Slater has passed away at the age of 67. Slater worked for promotions such as Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, WCW and a brief run in WWE. Cause of death is unknown at this time.
WWE posted the following….
WWE is saddened to learn that Dick Slater has passed away at age 67.
Slater was a prolific competitor during the 1970s and 1980s in Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, where he teamed with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton and had a memorable rivalry with WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Slater competed in WWE from 1986 to 1987 before moving to Japan and finishing his in-ring career in WCW.
WWE extends its condolences to Slater’s family, friends and fans.
We here at WrestleFix would like to send out condolences to Slater’s family.