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WWE Legend King Kong Bundy Has Passed Away at Age 61

There is some sad news to report because WWE legend and WrestleMania 2 headliner King Kong Bundy has passed away at the age of 61. His real name was Chris Pallies.

Here is what WWE wrote about Bundy’s death:

WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Legend King Kong Bundy has passed away.

Bundy was appropriately called the “walking condominium,” standing at an impressive 6-foot-4 and weighing 458 pounds. The sight of Bundy stepping between the ropes was intimidating enough, but his crushing offense proved that he was every bit as destructive as advertised. In fact, Bundy was so dominant that he demanded referees count to five when he pinned his opponents to show that there was no way they were getting up.

The Atlantic City, N.J., native broke into WWE in the 1980s, dominating at the first WrestleMania and memorably challenging Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship inside a Steel Cage at WrestleMania 2.

Although Bundy left WWE in the late ’80s, he returned in 1994 as part of The Million Dollar Corporation, once again destroying rivals with the Avalanche Splash and proving that he was one of the greatest and most eye-catching big men to lace up a set of boots.

WWE extends its condolences to Bundy’s family, friends and fans.

It’s worth noting that Bundy is not in the WWE Hall of Fame although he probably should be.

David Herro, who is a promoter and a close friend of Bundy’s, shared the news on social media on Monday night.

On behalf of everybody associated with TJRWrestling, we send our condolences to Bundy’s family, friends and millions of fans around the world.