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 Posted: Tue Mar 5th, 2019 04:36 am
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Reported but not confirmed yet, hopefully a hoax.




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Confirmed Now. RIP King Kong Bundy, I loved him as a monster heel from 1983-1987.


http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/king-kong-bundy-dead-dies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=king-kong-bundy-dead-dies



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Wow. I don't think he was that old. RIP.



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 Posted: Tue Mar 5th, 2019 12:07 pm
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Rest in peace King Kong Bundy 😞

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Another guy they waited too long on.  He should have already been in the HOF.

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Boz1515 wrote: Another guy they waited too long on.  He should have already been in the HOF.

Definitely. RIP big guy. 



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Bundy with hair
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 Posted: Tue Mar 5th, 2019 01:49 pm
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Earlier yesterday just before the announcement, I was reading an old newsletter that said Bundy, who was wrestling as Chris Canyon around 1981, had a brother who worked the Allentown and Hamburg TV tapings at the same time, wrestling as Jack Carson. I don't remember Carson showing up in results very often aside from this brief time. The blurb said that they owned a Tavern somewhere in New Jersey together. Perhaps Carson went back to that business and left wrestling. Something to look for in subsequent obituaries I guess.

EDIT- I just watched the first match on that Video Vault tribute where The Moondogs faced the team of Canyon and Carson and you can see a resemblance, Plus Carson is billed from Atlantic City.  Maybe Larry Sharpe gave a two-for-one special and trained the brothers at the same time.

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I loved the 5-count gimmick when I was a kid. I considered him the real deal when it came to monster big men, moreso than Studd, Kamala, Khan, and the host of heels who were fed to Hogan and Andre. The WMII main event wasn't exactly memorable, but some of the build up to it was pretty good.  And his guest starring spots as a member of the Bundy family on "Married...With Children" were great.   R.I.P.

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From my obit
"How I got into wrestling was by a fluke," Bundy explained in a 2003 interview with SLAM! Wrestling. "My brother was an elementary phys ed. teacher, and one of his students was the daughter of Dick Woehrle, who was a WWF referee. So my brother asked her if her father could get him some tickets to wrestling. Well somehow Dick got the message that my brother wanted to be a wrestler, picked up the phone book, and called me instead by mistake. I was around 23, just kind of drifting aimlessly at the time, and figured why not give it a shot."
The 6-foot-4, 460-pound beast trained with Larry Sharpe in his home state, before Sharpe had opened the Monster Factory gym; the success early of Paillies as Chris Canyon and Chris Cannon helped put Sharpe on the mat as a trainer.
So it could be his brother

One Fan Gang wrote: Earlier yesterday just before the announcement, I was reading an old newsletter that said Bundy, who was wrestling as Chris Canyon around 1981, had a brother who worked the Allentown and Hamburg TV tapings at the same time, wrestling as Jack Carson. I don't remember Carson showing up in results very often aside from this brief time. The blurb said that they owned a Tavern somewhere in New Jersey together. Perhaps Carson went back to that business and left wrestling. Something to look for in subsequent obituaries I guess.

EDIT- I just watched the first match on that Video Vault tribute where The Moondogs faced the team of Canyon and Carson and you can see a resemblance, Plus Carson is billed from Atlantic City.  Maybe Larry Sharpe gave a two-for-one special and trained the brothers at the same time.

Here's the link to my obit:http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2019/03/05/22793720.html

Last edited on Tue Mar 5th, 2019 02:50 pm by GregOliver

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Was surprised by this today, but in reality I'm not. I've seen a little bit of Bundy online the past five years or so, and he just didn't look healthy. I attributed it to aging, and carrying the extra lbs. But facially, he's looked even more gaunt and sick it seems every time I see photos or videos of an appearance. I'm not surprised he was 61, I was thinking he was closer to 70 as even though he was young when he fought Fritz in the Cotton Bowl, I never would have believed that Fritz would hitch his wagon to a guy that basically broke into the business a year earlier.

I hated Bundy. Which means he was one helluva talent - it was his job to make me hate him. Rest in Peace and I hope one of the current talents does a five count in his honor on maybe the PPV this weekend or possibly Raw on Monday.



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GregOliver wrote: From my obit
"How I got into wrestling was by a fluke," Bundy explained in a 2003 interview with SLAM! Wrestling. "My brother was an elementary phys ed. teacher, and one of his students was the daughter of Dick Woehrle, who was a WWF referee. So my brother asked her if her father could get him some tickets to wrestling. Well somehow Dick got the message that my brother wanted to be a wrestler, picked up the phone book, and called me instead by mistake. I was around 23, just kind of drifting aimlessly at the time, and figured why not give it a shot."
The 6-foot-4, 460-pound beast trained with Larry Sharpe in his home state, before Sharpe had opened the Monster Factory gym; the success early of Paillies as Chris Canyon and Chris Cannon helped put Sharpe on the mat as a trainer.
So it could be his brother

One Fan Gang wrote: Earlier yesterday just before the announcement, I was reading an old newsletter that said Bundy, who was wrestling as Chris Canyon around 1981, had a brother who worked the Allentown and Hamburg TV tapings at the same time, wrestling as Jack Carson. I don't remember Carson showing up in results very often aside from this brief time. The blurb said that they owned a Tavern somewhere in New Jersey together. Perhaps Carson went back to that business and left wrestling. Something to look for in subsequent obituaries I guess.

EDIT- I just watched the first match on that Video Vault tribute where The Moondogs faced the team of Canyon and Carson and you can see a resemblance, Plus Carson is billed from Atlantic City.  Maybe Larry Sharpe gave a two-for-one special and trained the brothers at the same time.

Here's the link to my obit:http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2019/03/05/22793720.html

My wife knows the daughter of Dick Woehrle, Kristin. She posted an RIP of Bundy on her facebook page. Bundy and his sister have had a car dealership called Pallies auto sales for at least 20 years about 15 minutes from my house.

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RIP: he got some big runs in the territories, and 2 programs with Hogan and 1 with Andre in the WWF.



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