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Former WWE Announcer Jack "Reynolds" Rizzo Passes Away at 71



Before the great tandem of Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan ever took the stage for USA's Prime Time Wrestling, the first hosts of the show were Jack Reynolds and Jesse Ventura. Reynolds was a staple for the WWF for years before it really got mainstream and Vince Jr. took the company national.

Reynolds was with the company in the early 80's and assumed the role of play-by-play announcer for the then-All-Star Wrestling telecasts. On Thursday, Reynolds passed away in Cleveland at the age of 71.

Reynolds, real name Jack Rizzo, also worked at WHK and for a dozen years at WWWE 1100. He is the father of Fox 8 TV Sportscaster and personal good friend of mine Tony Rizzo.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Tony and his family, as well as the family and friends of Jack.

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He was a very special man...
A wonderful Father and Grandfather who is very missed.. He loved the sport of wresltling and enjoyed covering it for years. I know if there is wrestling in heaven he is right there in the middle of it.
I thank God everyday for giving me the best Dad I could have ever had..

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