WWE Star King Kong Bundy Dead at 61

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Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy has passed away at the age of 61.

"According to WWE, Bundy was called the "walking condominium," at 6'4" and 458 lbs.

He broke into the WWE ranks in the '80s and dominated the inaugural WrestleMania.

Bundy played the role of a heel, and he would regularly destroy overmatched opponents in squash matches.

Bundy was known as one of the true outgoing and nice guys in the wrestling business who loved to tell jokes and make friends and fans laugh.

Bundy got his start in the wrestling business in 1981 and trained at Larry Share's "Monster Factory" in New Jersey. Herro posted on Facebook, "Today we lost a legend and a man I consider family".

The wrestling legend, whose real name was Christopher Alan Pallies, took on Hulk Hogan in the iconic steel cage match at WrestleMania 2 in 1986. "Rest in Peace Chris", Herro wrote.

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 star added that in his retirement, he really didn't miss wrestling all that much. "R.I.P. big man until we meet again".

Out of the ring, he enjoyed a brief acting career, appearing in two episodes of the sitcom Married... "Very sad news, he was a kind soul".

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