Looking Back At The Career Of “Big Van Vader” Leon White

Last week, the professional wrestling world was saddened to learn of the death of legend Leon White, known throughout his career as Big Van Vader and Vader.

Although pro wrestling is subjective entertainment, White is considered by many in the industry to be one of the greatest super heavyweight workers in the history of the business.

As we reflect on White’s life and career, I thought I would share a few clips of some cool moments from his career.

1. Ron Simmons defeats Vader to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.


2. Sting defeats Vader at Starrcade ’92


3. Vader defeats Undertaker in a casket match at Madison Square Garden


4. Vader’s eyeball pops out while wrestling against Stan Hansen at an NJPW versus AJPW supercard show…and he keeps wrestling.


5. Vader defeats Cactuc Jack and Mrs. Foley’s baby boy’s ear is ripped off.


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