WWE star King Kong Bundy passes away at 61

WWE star King Kong Bundy passes away at 61

WWE star King Kong Bundy passes away at 61

WWE icon King Kong Bundy, who memorably battled Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 2, died Monday. "Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family". "Rest In Peace my friend".

We invite you to share condolences for King Kong Bundy in our Guest Book. The cause of death was not revealed.

Bundy would continue to wrestle in the WWF for two more years, often teaming with fellow behemoth Big John Studd, before leaving the circuit in 1988.

Legendary wrestling personality Gorilla Monsoon would regularly refer to Bundy as the "walking condominium" due to his listed size of 6-foot-4, 458 pounds.

However, he made history by winning a match against SD Jones in only nine seconds during the first Wrestlemania. Bundy was so confident in his dominance as a wrestler, that he famously asked referees to count to five, rather than three, when he pinned an opponent.

He left WWE shortly after but would return in 1994 as part of Ted DiBiase's stable The Million Dollar Corporation alongside Bam Bam Bigelow, Irwin R. Schyster and Tatanka. The event would nevertheless go down as one of wrestling's most iconic moments.

Bundy also was in the national spotlight as he starred on several commercials and on the hit TV series "Married... with Children".

WWE fans are in mourning after legend King Kong Bundy died aged 61 just hours aftert tweeting about an upcoming autograph-signing.

He was planning to appear at the WrestleCon event in New York City next month.

Gregory Helms, also known as Hurricane Helms in WWE, posted a picture of him shaking hands with Bundy.

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