"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)
Considered the greatest boxer ever to step between the ropes, Muhammad Ali will be missed dearly, not only for the legend he built as a pugilist or being one of the most quotable athletes of his generation, but the indelible mark he left on the world of professional wrestling.
Ali faced Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki in a cross-promotion match on June 26, 1976. While the match itself is mired in confusion and controversy and remains much-debated to this day, it paved the way for Inoki and Ali's fire-forged friendship and efforts towards peace through sportsmanship and athleticism.
Ali would also take part in the very first WrestleMania in WWE's history, acting as the special referee for the historical show's main event, a tag team grudge match with Hulk Hogan and Mr. T facing off against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr, Wonderful" Paul Orndorff.
To Muhammad Ali, may he forever float and sting, until the end of time...
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