Bundy, whose real name is Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City and spent much of his life in South Jersey.
Today we lost a Legend of a performer and someone that I considered family.
In addition to the WWE, Bundy was a presence in promotions such as World Class Championship Wrestling, the AWA and the NWA. "We love you. Thank you for believing in me".
At 6-foot-4-inches tall and weighing 458 pounds, he was aptly nicknamed the "walking condominium", according to the WWE.Читайте также: Stunning poll shows how many voters thought Michael Cohen's testimony was credible
He broke into the WWE ranks in the '80s and dominated the inaugural WrestleMania.
The New Jersey native returned again the next year, facing off against, and ultimately losing to, Hulk Hogan in a steel cage. The event would nevertheless go down as one of wrestling's most iconic moments. He would make a brief return in 1994 as part of the Million Dollar Corporation run by Ted DiBiase and finished his career wrestling on independent circuits.
Wrestling stars have expressed their shock over the news. Hulk Hogan wrote on Twitter: "Overwhelmed by King Kong Bundy's passing, only great memories".
WWE also acknowledged Bundy's passing, remembering his impact on the wrestling business in the 1980s.
He was planning to appear at the WrestleCon event in New York City next month.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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