WWE Corridor of Famer Bob Armstrong Dies at Age 80

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WWE Corridor of Famer Bullet Bob Armstrong died Thursday on the age of 80.

Two of Armstrong’s sonsWWE producer Scott Armstrong and WWE Corridor of Famer Brian Armstrong (aka the Street Dogg)introduced his passing on Twitter. Funeral preparations will likely be given at a later time.

Armstrong suffered from bone most cancers that had unfold to his ribs, shoulder and prostate, per Scott.

That didn’t cease him from getting in a exercise simply 5 months in the past:

WWE.com additionally unfold information of his passing and offered these phrases on his in-ring work:

“Armstrong, nevertheless, didn’t relaxation on his laurels when he was between the ropes. He dealt with himself nicely within the rough-and-tumble southeastern territories by using an assortment of holds and strikes, together with his feared sleeper and Georgia Jawbreaker. He additionally possessed the reward of grappling gab, giving him the uncanny skill to put on down a rival together with his phrases in addition to together with his energy.”

Armstrong received a litany of titles in an period the place skilled wrestling was break up into territories.

America Marine and former Cobb County (Georgia) firefighter made his identify within the Southeastern U.S. Armstrong carried out for the Nationwide Wrestling Alliance and its associates.

He confronted off towards a few of the greatest names in professional wrestling historical past, together with Hulk Hogan, Ric Aptitude and Rowdy Roddy Piper.

He additionally appeared in skilled wrestling matches 59 years aside, together with his first occurring in 1960 and his final happening in 2019:

Armstrong had a terrific fame within the enterprise in and out of the ring. David Bixenspan supplied this remembrance that greatest encapsulated the person’s legacy:

He was rightfully inducted within the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2011, together with his sons introducing him:

“I believe any individual up there likes me,” Armstrong stated throughout his speech. I bought to dwell my dream.

An outpouring of remembrances and help got here by way of on Twitter following information of his dying, together with these from CM Punk, Triple H, Mick Foley and All Elite Wrestling:

Armstrong is survived by Scott, Brian and his two different sons, Steve and Robert. His spouse, Vida Gail James, handed away in June.

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