WWE has re-released Verne Gagne's 2006 Hall of Fame video package as a tribute to the recently passed Legend. It's a nice quick tribute to a man who's influence on the business and artform we obssess about here should not be underestimated.
The WWE Beyong the Ring documentary The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA is also highly recommended if you're interested in Gagne's background and impact (Network subscribers can check that out here).
Most of the major figures in pro graps have commented on Gagne's death in the hours since news broke:
RIP Verne Gagne,Verne said stay down and sell until u hear the crowd rumbling then Start shaking and Hulk up and don't sell anymore thx HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 28, 2015
Verne, I wouldn't be where I am without you. I owe my career to you. Thank you for making me. God bless you and your family #VerneGagne— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) April 28, 2015
Sad to hear of the passing of Verne Gagne.He was always very nice and complimentary to me when I met him in the '90's in WCW with son Greg.— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) April 28, 2015
Saddened to hear of the passing of Verne Gagne. #TrueLegend #Pioneer #HallofFamer #RIPVerne— Triple H (@TripleH) April 28, 2015
Sad to hear Verne Gagne passed away Great Wrestler & Promoter I enjoyed the AWA very much. RIP— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) April 28, 2015
Saw on Twitter & confirmed by @TheGeneOkerlund that the great Verne Gagne passed away today. Condolences to Verne's family & friends. RIP— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) April 28, 2015
On a plane and just heard the news about Verne Gagne. This one hits close and hurts. My thoughts, prayers and gratitude are with his family.— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) April 28, 2015
Our hearts go out to Verne Gagne's family and friends. pic.twitter.com/BLRko4RLO8— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 28, 2015