As noted, award winning TV host and media broadcast legend Larry King has tragically passed away today at the age of 87. King, who has had a longstanding association with the wrestling industry, and WWE.com issued a statement on his passing today.
In 2012, King appeared as a special guest on Raw in 2012 after the launch of his new show on Ora.TV in 2012. King has interviewed a number of wrestlers and wrestling stars over the years, including WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, late WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, The Miz & Maryse, and many more.
You can read WWE’s statement on Larry King, along with some clips of his recent wrestler interviews and past WWE appearances, below:
Larry King passes away
WWE is saddened to learn that Larry King passed away at the age of 87.
The talk show titan reimagined possibilities in the world of television with his iconic “The Larry King Show.” Prominent figures from the entertainment, sports and political worlds graced his show nightly, but King made a special impact on the national coverage of wrestling.
“They are incredible athletes, their fan following is amazing, but their results are never in the paper… To me, if someone is interesting, then I am curious. And wrestlers—and wrestling—are interesting,” King once told Sports Illustrated.
When “The Larry King Show” debuted on Ora.TV in 2012, King featured a special WWE Superstars episode that included John Cena, The Miz & Maryse, Big Show and more. After being named Social Media Ambassador for Raw, King would bring his legendary show to the red brand in 2012. It was an eventful night for two-time Peabody Award winner, as the A-Lister memorably couldn’t help but crash his set and King also provided some life advice to Daniel Bryan.
WWE extends its condolences to King’s family and friends.