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    Posted: 05/March/2019 at 19:46
Quote https://twitter.com/DavidHerro/status/1102800850597101568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Today we lost a Legend of a performer and someone that I considered family. @RealKKBundy Rest In Peace my friend. Thank you for believing in me. #KingKongBundypic.twitter.com/b53l4xjhGi

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Very sad to hear about this. Bundy was one of the top heels when I began to watch wrestling in 1987. He was just a classic 80s WWF character with a memorable look, the equally memorable 5 count gimmick, and a great ring name. I immediately bought into him as a big deal simply because he was. He was in the main event of the previous WrestleMania opposite Hulk Hogan. Instant credibility. A year later, he squashed a midget at WrestleMania III and a few months after that, he became the first wrestler I ever saw beat Hogan. By countout, but still! Yeah, I was definitely a big Bundy fan back in the day.

Then he left for about six years. During that time he appeared on a few Married With Children episodes, only adding to his legend as far as I was concerned. Fun Fact: The show creators are on record admitting they named the Bundy family after King Kong. 

I was hyped for his 1994 comeback. I'm thinking "oh yeah, dudes are gonna start getting squashed now!" Only it didn't pan out the way I was expecting. The business had changed. Slow, lumbering, shouty big men like Bundy were no longer in vogue. I lost interest pretty quickly. And I think that run is what led to many souring on Bundy, but in his younger days, he was surprisingly nimble and was also a great talker.

He shall be missed.
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Quote While full details are not known at this time, former WWE wrestler King Kong Bundy passed away sometime on Monday. He was 61. Bundy was most famous for battling Hulk Hogan in the main event of WrestleMania II.

Today we lost a Legend of a performer and someone that I considered family. @RealKKBundy Rest In Peace my friend. Thank you for believing in me. #KingKongBundy pic.twitter.com/b53l4xjhGi

— David Herro (@DavidHerro) March 5, 2019

 
For someone vastly overweight for most of his life he did well to reach his 60s.
 
I liked his run with the Million Dollar Corporation which was a good push late on in his career.
 
He seemed happy enough in his role of being jobber fodder for top babyfaces.
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sad news.

it appears nZo has taken over from Michael Cole with fucking up over deaths in the industry...

https://twitter.com/real1/status/1102974130171899905?s=20https://twitter.com/real1/status/1102974130171899905?s=20
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