Reggie Parks, a famed beltmaker who constructed some of the sport’s most memorable belts, died at the age of 87, leaving the pro wrestling community without a legendary ring technician.
Reggie Parks’ retirement did not signal the end of his career as an in-house performer. It was not over yet.
He slowly rose to prominence as one of the most well-known belt designers in the wrestling community.
Reggie Parks is credited for creating some of the most recognizable designs in history.
One of the many notable championship belts designed by Reggie Parks was particularly the WWE World Heavyweight Championship’s winged eagle design.
Between February 1988 and March 1998, this WWE Championship belt was worn by everyone, specifically from known figures like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage to Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin.
Who Was Reggie Parks?
Reggie Parks’ was born in August in the year 1934. The icon lived up for 87 years and left a memorable legacy.
As for his body measurements stood 6 feet 2 inches tall (188 cm) and weighed 224 lbs.
Similarly, he was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
As for his debut, in one of the interviews, Park mentioned how he started wrestling in one of the clubs in his hometown. Parks got his start in Stampede Wrestling, where he worked for Stu Hart.
Park stood out for winning the greatest number of championships belts.
Parks’ reputation was partly built on his physical appearance, power, and ‘cast-iron stomach.’
To demonstrate his toughness, he was once driven over by a Volkswagen Bug. As a result, he was dubbed the “Quiet Superman” by some.
Reggie Parks officially retired in the year 1986 after a wrestling battle in Arizona. Parks then worked as a referee for the WWF throughout the Southwest from the early to mid-1980
Likewise, Parks put his heart and soul into creating handmade, extraordinary belts.
Reggie Parks: How did he pass away? His Death Cause Revealed
Reggie Parks’ cause of death is yet to be revealed.
However, numerous causes have been theorized. Some sources believe that it may be due to COVID-19. However, it is unfair to agree to the speculation as none of the primary sources have confirmed yet.
The other theories were due to old age, and the legendary Reggie Parks was 87 years old. His fans have expressed their condolences and wished the legend to rest in paradise.