King Kong Bundy, real name Christopher Alan Pallies, was an American professional wrestler, actor, and stand-up comedian. Besides, he also goes by many ring names including Big Daddy Bundy, Chris Canyon, Boom Boom Bundy, and Man Mountaine Cannon, Jr. He started his career as a wrestler in the mid-1980s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Furthermore, In 1987, he also headlined the inaugural Survivor Series, as well as the first edition of the flagship show of Intense Championship Wrestling, in 1993 ‘November to Remember’. Apart from that, he joined a class-action lawsuit filed in July 2016 against WWE. The petition alleged that wrestlers incurred long term neurological injuries and many more. However, the case was dismissed by US District Judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant in September 2018.
Caption: The late retired professional wrestler, King Kong Bundy
Source: NBC News
King Kong Bundy: Bio, Family, Education
The late professional wrestler was born on 7 November 1955 as Christopher Alan Pallies in Woodbury, New Jersey. He has not provided information on her parents or early years. Pallies had two sisters and three brothers including brother Jeff. His brother was also a member of the wrestling team who had wrestled for Glassboro State (now as Rowan University).
Regarding his education, he attended Washington Township High School in Sewell, New Jersey. From the university, he had graduated in 1973. During his time in Washington Township, he joined the HWT on the wrestling team and won two Regional titles.
King Kong Bundy: Career & Life Achievements
Moving toward his professional life, he debuted his wrestling career in the World Wrestling Federation on 7 March 1981 with the ring name ‘Chris Canyon’. Following that, he traveled to Texas and joined the World Class Championship Wrestling and gain the stage name ‘Big Daddy Bundy’. In early 1985, he began to appear in the WWF Championship Wrestling after making a few appearances on New Japan Pro Wrestling/World Wrestling Federation.
After playing a handful of matches, he had semi-retired in 1988 from the WWF and returned in the fall of 1994 as a member of Ted DiBiase’s stable, The Million Dollar Corporation. During his break from WWF, he wrestled in the main event of Eastern Championship Wrestling’s inaugural November to Remember Supercard. Also, he made appearances for the United States Wrestling Association.
Big Daddy Bundy retired from his wrestling career in the year 2007 officially. After retirement, he started his career as a stand-up comedian and had performed regularly at various comedy clubs including Sea Isle City-based Coffee Dot Comedy. He had acted in some television as well as appeared in advertisements. His acting credit includes a guest role in ‘Married… with Children’, the 1988 film ‘Moving’, and the Norwegian TV show ‘Golden GOAL!’.
Caption: Match between King Kong Bundy and Hulk Hogan in 1986 for the title Heavyweight at Wrestlemania.
King Kong Bundy: Personal Life & Wife
The late retired wrestler was a divorcee and married to his ex-wife Marcy Russell. The couple tied a knot in 1994 and separated in the year 2002. However, he has not revealed many details of his married life publicly. Further, he has shared a son named David from his married life. In addition, he was an avid lover of cats and had pet about 10 cats at the time of his death.
The wrestler’s manager David Herro shared the news of his death through a Facebook post. Further, he passed away at the age of 63 on 4 March 2019, in Glassboro, New Jersey, due to complications from diabetes.
King Kong Bundy: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The Gaint has earned a good amount from his career as a comedian and professional wrestler. Further, his net worth has an estimation of around $5 million from his works at the time of his death. Previously, he had also worked in television commercials and print advertisements.
The retired wrestler still has an unverified Twitter account @RealKKBundy with 71.7k followers. Other than this, there is no information on her Instagram and Facebook accounts.
King Kong Bundy: Body Measurements
Before his demise, he had a heavy build that stands to a height of 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters. His body weighed 198 kg with unknown body measurements of chest, waist, or biceps. In addition, in his prime, the wrestler had weighed around 460 pounds. He had a bald head with hazel eyes color.