- WWE has stated the death of ex FMW and WWE and star Corporal Kirchner
We are disheartened to discover that Michael Penzel, also called Corporal Kirchner and dearest by fans from one side of the planet to the other, died at 64 years old. Our sincerest considerations are with his family, companions, and those impacted by his passing.
In the wake of filling in as a paratrooper in the U.S. Armed force, Kirchner would meet Hulk Hogan while working in an exercise center and start clearing the path for an extraordinary profession in sports amusement. In the wake of appearing as RT Reynolds, Penzel started contending as Corporal Kirchner and occupied a principal contention with Nikolai Volkoff. The fight finished with a Flag Match triumph for Kirchner at WrestleMania 2.
Cause Of Death:
The grappler’s reason for death stays obscure.
Penzel, a previous U.S. Army paratrooper, met famous grappler Hulk Hogan in an exercise center and was acquainted with the game, Wrestlinginc.com says.
Michael James Penzel was an American expert wrestler and United States Army paratrooper. He was most popular for appearances with the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Corporal Kirchner during the 1980s, just as his appearances in Japan for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, International Wrestling Association Japan, and W*ING, under the call name Leatherface.
Personal life of Star
Penzel was allegedly declared deceased on October 15, 2006, by a previous manager World Wrestling Entertainment. On October 21, it was declared that the star was as yet alive. This came because of disarray over Penzel’s genuine name, which was accepted to be Thomas Spear at that point. A Thomas Spear passed on in White Marsh, Maryland, yet he is detached from Star. Penzel’s mom found out about the WWE’s declaration of her child’s demise and quickly called her child to illuminate him. Penzel and his mother then, at that point, reached the WWE to tell that Penzel was as yet alive and healthy, prompting the WWE’s declaration on October 21. Penzel, who was filling in as a transporter at that point, later commented that he was regarded and astonished that individuals recalled that him 20 years later his short ascent to distinction in WWF/E.
He passed on in Siler City, North Carolina, at 64 years old on December 22, 2021,
The career of a Star
Kirchner began his profession in 1980, preparing under Verne Gagne, and initially began working in the World Wrestling Federation as a primer grappler. Kirchner before long took on the name Corporal Kirchner, featuring his experience as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army. He quarreled with Nikolai Volkoff in 1986, prompting a match at WrestleMania 2 where he crushed Volkoff in a banner match. Kirchner left the organization in 1987.
Later a visit to New Japan Pro Wrestling, Kirchner took on another trick, Leatherface (and later Super Leather), in view of the person from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film establishment. He would wrestle under the trick in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling through 2002 when FMW shut down.
Following the conclusion of FMW, Penzel showed up for International Wrestling Association Japan. He resigned from wrestling full-time in 2004. In 2007, he rekindled his Leatherface character for his first match starting around 2004. In his return match, he collaborated with Jayson Voorhees as The Serial Killers in a losing work to Mad Man Pondo and Necro Butcher on February 25, 2007, during the Insane Clown Posse’s Tempest Release Party. On March 2, the Serial Killers crushed K.J. Hellfire and Ricky during the Tempest Release Party. He wrestled his last match in Tokyo, Japan, on January 26, 2010, collaborating with Mr. Pogo and The W*inger in misfortune to Ricky Fuji, Tarzan Goto, and Hisakatsu Oya.
Kirchner was triumphant in a “Banner Match” against Nikolai Volkoff at Wrestlemania 2 every 1986.
At that point, Penzel acted in Japan under the contrivance Leatherface – a person dependent on the scoundrel from the 1970s blood and gore flick The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
In 2001, Penzel was booked to show up in a fight imperial match at Wrestlemania X-Seven, yet seven days before the significant occasion, he was pulled from the arrangement.
Titles And Achievements
- PWI positioned him #287 of the main 500 singles grapplers in the PWI 500 out of 1991
- Wilderness Martial-Arts Wrestling
- FMW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with The Headhunters
- FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jason the Terrible
- FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Master Wrestling Illustrated
- W*ING World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Freddy Krueger
WWE honored Kirchner and reviewed his WrestleMania 2 Flag Game dominant over WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff. They additionally noticed how he contended all over the planet for advancements like NJPW, Stampede, WING, and others. The entire assertion should be visible beneath.
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