Adnan Al-Kaissie, a notable name through the 1950s and throughout the 1980s, also once known as General Adnan, has passed away at the age of 84.
News of his passing came out on social media:
Al-Kaissie was born in Baghdad, Iraq and moved to the United States to play football for the The University of Houston in the 1950s, later transferring to Oklahoma State where he became a standout wrestler.
His pro wrestling career began in the late 1950s as Billy White Wolf, spending the 1960s into the first half of the 70s wrestling in territories like Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and even Australia.
Al-Kaissie would find himself in the WWWF in 1976, winning the company’s Tag Team Championship with Chief Jay Strongbow that December befoer a neck surgery for Adnan forced the team to vacate the titles.
From there, Adan’s journey in the business took him to the AWA in 1981 as Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie, spending eight years in the promotion and being in memorable feuds with Nick Bockwinkel and Sgt. Slaughter.
The latter would find himself aligned with Adnan when he returned to the Federation in 1990 as General Adnan, teaming with Slaughter and Colonel Mustafa (The Iron Sheik) as Triangle of Terror and competing against Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior in the main event of SummerSlam 1991.
Adnan would eventually leave the in 1992, and retired from wrestling altogether in 1998.
On behalf of Wrestleview, we wish the family, friends, and fans of Al-Kaissie all the best during this time.