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https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/03/triple-h-and-others-remember-wwe-legend-king-kong-bundy-651656/

I guess I only remember him from Wrestlemania 1 and 2, and he got overshadowed by bigger big men like Andre the Giant. I thought he had a unique look, with a neck as thick as his head, and a good name for the business.



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    I guess I only remember him from Wrestlemania 1 and 2, and he got overshadowed by bigger big men like Andre the Giant. I thought he had a unique look, with a neck as thick as his head, and a good name for the business.


I remember his name but not his face nor any of his story lines (if they had story lines back then). Looking at him now, though, I have to say, his name fits him beautifully. I can easily see him as a gorilla.

I imagine his opponents had some difficulty lifting him from the mat. Did any of them try? Probably. The sheer strength of these men has always impressed me. I watched wrestling for the bravado and the feats of strength. Also my younger daughter liked it, so it gave us something to share.

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Loved it when he appeared on married with children.

WrestleMania two was when he and hulk Hogan had the steel cage match after Bundy ambushed Hogan in a previous match and allegedly injured Hogan's rib cage with his avalanche attacks


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I was the opposite. I didn't know the name, but when I saw him, I was like "oh yeah!"

But I was never that into wrestling.




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King Kong Bundy was a great wrestling villain. He was never dynamic enough to be a champion(did he ever win a belt?) but his character was certainly mean and his size always guaranteed a tough bout. His gimmick of demanding a 5 count to show his domination over his opponents created some buzz when he showed up at the WWF.
According to wikipedia, Bundy set a record when he defeated S.D. Jones in 9 seconds! Poor S.D. I liked him when I was a kid but he was always clobbered by these first-string bad guys.


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If Hulk could body slam Andre the Giant (albeit somewhat sloppily) he could lift and slam Bundy. According to Wikipedia, he did so in their steel cage match at Wrestlemania 2. Most matches with big men usually had their weaker opponent try and fail to lift them or their strong opponent succeed in doing so.



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According to Wikipedia, Bundy won some NWA and other lesser regional championships, but nothing in WWF or WCW. He did win a couple of Slammy Awards, WWF/E's answer to the Emmys, but more of joke awards.

Did he demand that he had to pin his opponent for 5 seconds, because he was good enough to do so? I never heard of that gimmick.

I thought S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones was more of a permanent jobber, like the Brooklyn Brawler. But I never really saw him.



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    Did he demand that he had to pin his opponent for 5 seconds, because he was good enough to do so? I never heard of that gimmick.


Yup that was his gimmick. He’d slaughter some poor schlub. Then when he’d pin him, the ref would count three and Bundy would yell “Five!” and wouldn’t get up until the ref counted 2 more.


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    I thought S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones was more of a permanent jobber, like the Brooklyn Brawler. But I never really saw him.


Jones won very rarely but I thought he was great. He had great charisma and pretty good moves but, in the end, he’d get tripped or poked in the eye, and lose. Of course, this was when I first started watching wrestling (I still call it the WWF. I stopped watching regularly before it became the WWE) and liked the good guys more than the bad guys.

One of my favorite matches from childhood was a tag team match with George the Animal Steele and Killer Khan vs S.D. Jones and Curt Hennig. It was a brutal beating for the good guys.


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