After Vader’s passing Monday night following a hard-fought battle with pneumonia, countless WWE Superstars, Hall of Famers and members of the WWE Universe took to social media to share their thoughts and memories in honor of the masked powerhouse. Here’s what the sports-entertainment world had to say about The Mastodon.
Leon White entertained (and intimidated) audiences all over the world with his size, strength, and agility. Saddened to hear of his passing and our thoughts are with his family at this time. #RIPVader pic.twitter.com/5jtryoSvpI— Triple H (@TripleH) June 20, 2018
RIP Vader— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) June 20, 2018
I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Leon “Baby Bull” White aka “Big” Van Vader! My prayers of strength go out to his family at this time, I’m sorry for your loss. #RIPVADER— Brian G. James (@BrianRDJames) June 20, 2018
My prayers and thoughts go out to the family Of truly one of the greatest big men to step foot in the ring. Vader my friend May you R.I.P— D-von Dudley HOF (@TestifyDVon) June 20, 2018
Maaaaan...Vader was my guy as a child and was a sweetheart when he came down to FCW to help train us. I’m forever grateful for the conversations I was able to share with him. Condolences to Leon’s son, Jesse, and the rest of his family.— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) June 20, 2018
Thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Leon White after his passing. @itsvadertime made an ENORMOUS impact on our industry. Godspeed, Big Van Vader.— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) June 20, 2018
Rest In Peace Vader🙏🏽 https://t.co/oEDRknKVoW— Lina Fanene (@LinaFanene) June 20, 2018