Reactions to Bundy, Enzo Confuses For Steele, ROH TV Matches

It was reported last night that former pro wrestler King Kong Bundy passed away at the age of 61. Throughout the 80s and 90s, Bundy competed in the ring for several promotions, but most notably in the WWF. Bundy even faced Hulk Hogan in a Steel Cage match during the main event of WrestleMania 2. He is often regarded by wrestlers and fans alike as one of the industry’s greatest big men. WWE already released a statement commenting on Bundy’s passing, but given the legacy that he left in the business and on those who watched him while growing up, plenty of people have a lot to say about the “Walking Condominium.” Some wrestlers and industry members have reacted to the news on social media today.

Overwhelmed by King Kong Bundy’s passing, only great memories,R.I.P. big man until we meet again. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 5, 2019

Yes this my favorite Kong photo,Bundy laughed his head off when I first found out it was his favorite photo for his signings/appearances love u my brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 5, 2019

Wrestlers took the time today to post some kind words regarding King Kong Bundy’s life and career in the business. His former rival, Hulk Hogan, wished him well, and so did promotions such as WWE, the NWA, AEW, and ROH. Meanwhile, some wrestlers who grew up idolizing Bundy also paid tribute to the late wrestler online today. Colt Cabana talked about wrestling him while Justin Roberts and Shane Helms shared photos of them meeting Bundy. Also, Kevin Owens, Big E, Rusev, and more shared their thoughts on Bundy’s passing. Interestingly, former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore also posted a tweet talking about Bundy, but it appears that he actually may have him confused with George “The Animal” Steele.

Rest In Peace to the true master of the Five Count. Condolences to his loved ones. #KingKongBundy
— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) March 5, 2019

Hate to hear about the passing of King Kong Bundy. He was so cool to me when I walked in that @WWE dressing room as an absolute nobody in 1986.
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) March 5, 2019

We send our deepest condolence to the family, friends and fans of King Kong Bundy.
— NWA (@nwa) March 5, 2019

ROH is saddened to learn of the passing of King Kong Bundy. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and fans.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 5, 2019

AEW is saddened to learn of King Kong Bundy’s passing. We offer our condolences to his family and fans.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 5, 2019

RIP King Kong Bundy.
I was barely 19 when I wrestled him.
— Colt Cabana (@ColtCabana) March 5, 2019

RIP my friend. Thanks for your humor and kindness. #KingKongBundy
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) March 5, 2019

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King Kong Bundy was the first WWF Superstar(and also Married With Children star) that I got to work with when I started announcing wrestling in high school. He would take my calls, give wrestling-business advice, record promos for my school’s morning announcements, participate in my ridiculous school projects, and be overall such an amazing guy to my friends and I over the years. I am devastated to hear of his passing tonight and will always remember the impression he made in my childhood as a fan, and early on in my career. RIP Chris ????
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I met King Kong Bundy in 1999. I had just started training and was helping out backstage at the show he was on. I’ll always remember him being really funny and just such a great guy. I wish I had been lucky enough to cross paths with him again.
My thoughts go out to his family.
— Kejwhdbmwkiajdbsn (@FightOwensFight) March 5, 2019

Wow. King Kong Bundy was soooo good and ahead of his time. He was a machine and he never ran out of gas. @WWEBigE stole his 5 count in NXT too. #RIP
— All Might Big Rus (@RusevBUL) March 5, 2019

???? #RIPKingKongBuddy the epitome of prowrestlin i recall goin 2 shows @ MSG w/ my grandparents, my Grandma Raphaela loved em & hyped em up the whole ride in, plenty of wrestlers risked it all that night, but I never forgot the guy w/ the green tongue who ate the turnbuckle ????
— nZo (FKA Enzo Amore) (@real1) March 5, 2019

Ring of Honor will be hosting their 17th anniversary show very soon. Although that show is lined up with some unique and intriguing matches, the promotion has also just decided to announce some of the matches that will be featured during their upcoming TV tapings in Las Vegas, Nevada. These matches include interesting bouts such as RUSH vs. Mark Haskins, The Kingdom defending the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championships against Villain Enterprises, and The Briscoes taking on the team of Jeff Cobb and Willie Mack in a Crockett Cup qualifying match. It will all be going down in Las Vegas the night after the 17th anniversary show. The tapings will be held in Sam’s Town Live on March 16th.

JUST ANNOUNCED: #CrockettCup qualifier at #ROH17 TV Tapings!
The Briscoes (@jaybriscoe84 @SussexCoChicken) vs @RealJeffCobb @Willie_Mack
Sat Mar 16 – @samstownlv
Be there LIVE:
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 5, 2019

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