80s Wrestling Legend Tom Zenk Passes Away at 59

Tom Zenk who wrestled in the AWA, WCW and WWE has passed away. He was 59.

Former WWE and WCW superstar Tom Zenk has died. Zenk was best known as Z-Man in WCW.  While in New York  he formed the Can-Am Connection with Rick Martel with much success.


Zenk, Thomas Erwin age 59, of Golden Valley, MN, passed away on Dec. 9, 2017 at the North Memorial Medical Center. Survived by parents, Robert J. and Lois Zenk; siblings, Robert Jr. (Beth), Kathryn Zenk James (Raymond) and James L. (Jo); 8 nieces and nephews, A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Saturday 1/13/18 at 11:00 AM at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. 8th St., Mpls. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Private family burial will take place at St. Nicholas Cemetery, in Carver, MN Washburn-McReavy.com Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333

Zenk jetted to All Japan Pro Wrestling in 1987. He was an All-Japan regular for two years. The high-flyer returned to America in 1989 as Z-Man in WCW. He was one of several wrestlers that went to the same high school. The group included  Curt Hennig, Rick Rude, Nikita Koloff, Barry Darsow,

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