King Kong Bundy Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

King Kong Bundy taking on Andre The Giant

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WWE legend King Kong Bundy has passed away at 61-years-old.

The wrestler – real name Christopher Alan Pallies – enjoyed success during the 80s and 90s is best-known for fighting against Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2 in 1986.

The cause of his death is unknown but the star was due to appear at the New York Hilton for the Wrestlecon event next month.

Here’s what you need to know about King Kong Bundy.

  1. 1.  He Had Planned To Partake In An Event Next Month

While the exact cause of Bundy’s death is still unknown, he had planned to take part in a Wrestlecon fans event at the New York Hilton hotel next month.

He tweeted about his upcoming appearance just hours before he passed away.

The Wrestlecon event is an annual convention designed to showcase WWE stars from the past and present to their adoring fanbase.

2. Tributes Flooded in Following The News of His Death

American wrestling promoter David Herro paid tribute to Bundy on social media.

Tributes have flooded in from across the wrestling world and beyond.

Wrestling legend Mick Foley paid tribute to Bundy’s kindness and support during the early days of his career.

Meanwhile, Shane ‘Hurricane’ Helms also paid tribute to Bundy’s ‘humor’.

3.  Bundy Once Challenged Hulk Hogan  During His Hey Day

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One of the most famous moments of Bundy’s career was when he challenged wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan to a match in the 1980s. The two WWE giants met as part of Wrestlemania 2 in 1986.

Unfortunately for Bundy he was beaten in a cage match against Hogan.

4.  He Was Part Of A Class Action Lawsuit Against WWE in 2016

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Bundy was part of a group of over 50 wrestlers who took a lawsuit against the WWE in 2016. During the case, the former WWE fighters claimed to suffer from long-term brain damage and the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, a neurodegenerative disease, similar to Alzheimer’s, which is often associated with repeated hits to the head.

According to the suit “…the head trauma that has resulted in injury is the accumulated effect of many impacts to the Plaintiffs’ heads that occurred on a regular, routine basis during their WWE career.”

At the time, the WWE branded the case as “ridiculous”.

“This is another ridiculous attempt by the same attorney who has previously filed class action lawsuits against WWE, both of which have been dismissed. A federal judge has already found that this lawyer made patently false allegations about WWE, and this is more of the same. We’re confident this lawsuit will suffer the same fate as his prior attempts and be dismissed,” the organization said in a statement.
The case was eventually dismissed by a US district judge in September 2018, according to reports in The Denver Post.


5. He Made a Guest Appearance on Hit TV Show Married…With Children

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Outside of the ring, Bundy made a number of guest appearances on Married…with Children. During this time, he played a number of key roles as Uncle Irwin, Peggy Bundy’s brother, and also as himself during the episode, entitled Flight of the Bumblebee.

However, these were not his only acting triumphs. According to IMDB, he scored as many as 39 acting credits during his life. These included roles in Fight The Panda Syndicate and Pororo, the Snow Fairy Village Adventure.



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