King Kong Bundy passes away at 61

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King Kong Bundy passes away at 61

Post by Big Boss Man » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:02 pm

KING KONG BUNDY PASSES AWAY AT 61 YEARS OLD
BY BRYAN ROSE | @BR26 | MAR 4, 2019 10:39 PM
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Christopher Pallies, best known as King Kong Bundy, has passed away at the age of 61.

No further details are currently known. David Herro was the first to report the news, with PWInsider later confirming he had passed away.

Bundy started his career in 1981, wrestling for WWE under the name Chris Canyon. He later relocated to Texas, where he soon adopted the moniker King Kong Bundy, facing Fritz Von Erich in his retirement match at Texas Stadium in 1982. He later went to Mid South Wrestling, adopting a gimmick where he would demand a five count instead of the normal three when pinning an opponent.

He joined the WWE in 1985 and was given a monster push upon arrival, His most memorable match during this run was a steel cage match against Hulk Hogan for the WWE title in the main event of WrestleMania 2 in 1986. Once that program ended, Bundy teamed with Big John Studd and had another program with Hogan before leaving the company in 1988.

He made one last run in the WWF in 1994, joining Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation. He left the following year and largely worked independents until 2007.

Bundy is also known for his acting roles, most notably playing the brother of Peggy Bundy on the television sitcom Married With Children. He also had a role in the 1988 Richard Pryor film Moving as an ex-con.
One of the best big men in wrestling history. RIP :(

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:52 pm

RIP King Kong Bundy

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Post by Bandit » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:36 pm

It's still surprising he walked away from wrestling in 1988 when so much money was still to be made until 1991 when the boom ended. And then he came back for two of the worst years of WWF business in 1994 and 1995 when he probably should have waited for Hogan to get him into WCW.

I think he said Vince was angry he signed an endorsement deal with Headstart Computers without going through the WWF so he quit on principle.


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Post by Bandit » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:19 pm



Yeah, I wonder why nobody wants this goof in the business.

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