Del Wilkes was an American professional wrestler and well known as a WWE star “The Patriot” had died on Thursday 1st July 2021. The cause of the death was a massive heart attack. After his death, WWE has issued the following statement “WWE is saddened to learn that Del Wilkes, known to WWE fans as The Patriot, has passed away at the age of 59. Before making a name for himself in the squared circle, Wilkes was a standout on the football field for the University of South Carolina, where he earned the distinction of being voted a consensus All-American. After making the switch to sports entertainment, Wilkes competed all over the world before arriving in WWE in 1997 as The Patriot. A Superstar quickly on the rise, The Patriot proudly donned the red, white, and blue of America amid a rivalry with The Hart Foundation, leading to a memorable match against Bret Hart for the WWE Championship at In Your House: Ground Zero just two months after his WWE debut. WWE extends its condolences to Wilkes’ family and friends.”
Following the news of ‘The Patriot’ Del Wilkes’s death, tributes began pouring in online for the WWE star, with fans offering their condolences to his friends and family. Riggs tweeted “Saddened to see the passing of Del Wilkes, The Patriot.. rest well brother #RIP.” One user tweeted “Saddened by the loss of Del Wilkes. One of four consensuses All Americans in USC history. A man who gained wisdom through experience and it… blessed those around him. Praying for his family.” Another tweeted “Tonight’s Observer from @davemeltzerWON has news on the WWE releases, the passing of Del Wilkes, TripleMania, all the rating news, and wrestling getting ready to return on the road plus so much more.” While another user said “Very sad to hear about the passing of “The Patriot” Del Wilkes. One half of the final AWA Tag Team Champions, WCW Tag Champion, and someone I always enjoyed in the ring, including his brief 97 WWF run. #RIP.”
What is the Del Wilkes Net Worth?
Del Wilkes Net Worth
$1 Million USD
Del Wilkes was born on December 21, 1961, in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, he was 59 years old at the time of his death. He was an American professional wrestler and college football player, better known by his ring names, The Patriot and The Trooper. He has been over 9 years in his career, wrestled for the American Wrestling Association, World Wrestling Federation, the Global Wrestling Federation, World Championship Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling. In 1984 he was also selected as an All-American starter by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC), and Associated Press (AP). On August 11, 1990, The Trooper won the AWA World Tag Team Championship with D.J. In 1994, Wilkes signed with World Championship Wrestling to form a team with Marcus Alexander Bagwell called Stars and Stripes. On November 1, 1997, Wilkes competed in his final televised WWF match episode of WWF Shotgun Saturday Night where he lost to Jim Neidhart by disqualification.
The estimated Net Worth of Del Wilkes was around $1 Million USD.
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