WWE Legend King Kong Bundy Has Passed Away at the Age of 61
Former WWE legend King Kong Bundy has died. The wrestling company announced that he has passed on at the age of 61.
King Kong Bundy was a New Jersey native whose real name is Christopher Pallies. He was known for his enormous stature as he towered over his opponents at 6-foot-4 and 458 pounds.
Earlier today the WWE released a statement announcing that the legend had passed on. He was only sixty-one years old.
Damn.— Colt Cabana (@ColtCabana) March 5, 2019
RIP King Kong Bundy.
I was barely 19 when I wrestled him. pic.twitter.com/0u8EXVpxiq
Tributes to the former wrestler have flooded social media. He was well known for his wrestling and personality.
One of his most remembered moments in WWE was wrestling Hulk Hogan for the WWE title at Wrestlemania 2. He left WWE in the 1980s only to return in 1994.
A monster in the ring, hilariously entertaining every single time he crossed over into pop culture, and one of my favorite LJN Figures as a kid.— Jonny Loquasto (@JQuasto) March 5, 2019
RIP King Kong Bundy. A five count salute to you. pic.twitter.com/YSpPHQX79w
In 2016, Bundy was part of a class action lawsuit filed against WWE. The lawsuit accused the company of failing to care for the wrestlers as they were suffering head injuries. The case was eventually dismissed by a U.S. district judge in September 2018.