Tom Zenk dead at age 59

Lawrence Kim
December 18, 2017

Zenk, Thomas Erwin age 59, of Golden Valley, MN, passed away on December 9, 2017 at the North Memorial Medical Center.

1Wrestling's Bill Apter revealed the news on a video blog that he posted Sunday afternoon.

Zenk enjoyed a successful decade-plus-long career that stretched from 1984 through 1996, when he retired and mostly disappeared from the wrestling world. The information appeared in an obituary in Minnesota with little information attached. Early in his career, Zenk was befriended by Rick Martel, who would tag with him as a part of the Can-Am Connection.

On the same day as the 2017 Clash Of Champions, let's revisit Clash Of Champions XIII as Tom Zenk faced off against Prime Time Brian Lee in 1990. Zenk worked All-Japan tours following his WWF departure in addition to working in the AWA and as Z-Man in WCW.

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

Zenk caught another break in 1989 when he was hired by WCW, and met great success there. Together, they won a tournament to capture the NWA United States Tag Team Championship.

He was 59 years old. 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.

The cause of his death has not been confirmed.

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