Former WWF and WCW Wrestler Tom “Z-Man” Zenk Passes Away

Former WWF and WCW wrestler Tom Zenk has passed away at age 59. The Minneapolis Star Tribune posted his obituary, saying that he passed away (by unknown reasons) on December 9, 2017.

Thomas Erwin Zenk

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 Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333

Zenk wrestled in the WWF in 1987-1986 as part of a tag team with Rick Martel, known as “The Can-Am Connection.”

Zenk later went to WCW in 1989 and wrestled as “Z-Man,” teaming with Brian Pillman and winning the United States Tag Team Championship. He later feuded with Arn Anderson and won the WCW World Television Championship, then the World Six-Man Tag Team Championship along with Dustin Rhodes and Big Josh. He was released from WCW in 1994.