King Kong Bundy, WWE Legend, Dies at 61

King Kong Bundy, WWE Legend, Dies at 61
Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy, real name Christopher Alan Pallies, has died. He was 61.

“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Legend King Kong Bundy has passed away,” WWE said in a statement. “WWE extends its condolences to Bundy’s family, friends and fans.” The cause of death is not yet known.

The New Jersey native, who stood at 6-foot-4 and weighed in at 458 pounds, had a dominant wrestling career, and chalked up a record-fast win versus S.D. “Special Delivery” Jones at the very first WrestleMania. Bundy main-evented WrestleMania 2, losing to Hulk Hogan in a steel cage match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship.

In addition to pro-wrestling, Pallies played two different roles on TV’s “Married With Children” — first as Peggy’s brother and then as his wrestling
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