Nature Boy Buddy Landel Dies At 53

Posted: Jun 24 2015, 6:23am CDT | by , in Latest Sports News


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Nature Boy Buddy Landel Dies at 53
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  • ‘Nature Boy’ Buddy Landel Pro WWE wrestler passes away at 53.

Buddy Landel was involved in a car accident on Sunday and passed away at his home in Chilhowie, Virginia on Monday.

The Pro Wrestler for WWE Buddy Landel known as ‘Nature Boy’ by his fans passed away on Monday at his home in Chilhowie, Virginia. Landel was 53 years old at the time of his death. The WWE wrestler was recently involved in a car accident on Sunday, according to Knoxville, Tennessee, news station WATE, and it is not velar whether the accident had a part in is death.

Buddy Landel was born with the name of William Andsor and started his professional career as a wrestler in 1979. However it wasn’t until 1995 that Landel joined the WWE (World Wrestling Federation).

Since news of Landel’s death became public WWE issued a statement on Monday remembering Landel and his career as a wrestler. In the statement WWE declares they are saddened to learn about the demise of ‘’Nature Boy’ and remembered the first time Landel made in his debut in the WWE ring in 1979.

Landel appeared in regional promotions until he officially signed with NWA’s Jim Crockett Promotions in 1985. The WWE statement further described Landel as a wrestler with flowing blond locks, glittery robes and WWE Hall of Fame recipient J.J. Dillon as his partner.

Before Landel the title of ‘Nature Boy’ used to belong to Ric Flair the then NWA World Champion, however Landel challenged him and left his markand also earned the title of ‘Nature Boy’.

In 1985 Landel defeated Terry Taylor to receive the NWA National Championship at Starrcade and afterwards only wrestled for promotion in various events at Tennessee and Alabama. Landel returned for one final face off with his long-time enemy Flair in 1990, which was dubbed as the ‘Battle of the Nature Boys’.

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