Bobby Eaton Passes Away At 62 Years Of Age

Bobby Eaton

Bobby Eaton, a stalwart of the wrestling world throughout the eighties and nineties has tragically passed away at the age of 62.

‘Beautiful’ Bobby is probably best known for his run as one half of the legendary Midnight Express tag team alongside both ‘Lover Boy’ Dennis Condrey and ‘Sweet’ Stan Lane, with the team being managed by legendary ‘Louisville Lip’ Jim Cornette.

The news of Eaton’s passing was announced by his sister on social media, Debbie Eaton Lewis sent out the following message:

“I never wanted to have to post this ,but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night .When i find out all the details i will post them . Bobby was the kindest ,loving person you would ever meet . I loved him so much and going to miss him . Please say a prayer for my Niece Taryn she found him . And she just lost her Mom a little over a Month ago .”

Eaton was hospitalised in July according to reports after an apparent fall that damaged his hip as well as breaking some of Eaton’s fingers. His wife Donna had passed away only in June also at the age of 62.
Figures from the world of wrestling have taken to social media to share their thoughts on Bobby Eaton and pay tribute to the legendary competitor.

Bobby Eaton began his wrestling career, wrestling for both NWA Mid-America before moving onto the Continental Wrestling Association based out of Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1983 Bobby Eaton joined Mid South Wrestling where he immediately joined a new iteration of The Midnight Express managed by Jom Cornette. ‘Beautiful’ Bobby and ‘Lover Boy’ Dennis captured the Mid South Tag Team Championship and it was here that The Midnights began their legendary rivalry with The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express.

Two years after joining Mid South, Eaton, Condrey, and Cornette signed with Jim Crockett Promotions where they continued their feud with The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express. Early in 1986, The Midnight Express captured their first NWA World Tag Team Championship – the first of three reigns of Bobby Eaton’s career and his only one with Condrey.

After Condrey left the promotion Bobby Eaton was joined by ‘Sweet’ Stan Lane as The Midnights continued to achieve success in the tag team division. During this run, Eaton and Lane went up against a team calling themselves ‘The Original Midnight Express’ comprised of Condrey and Randy Rose under the leadership of Paul E. Dangerously. In 1990 The Midnight Express came to an end with Eaton remaining the sole member in what now had become World Championship Wrestling.

During his time in WCW Eaton joined Dangerously in the Dangerous Alliance where he won another tag team title with Arn Anderson. Although Bobby Eaton never hit his previous heights he remained with World Championship Wrestling until the year 2000.

All at TJR Wrestling send their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton at this sad time.