WWE Corridor of Famer Bullet Bob Armstrong died Thursday on the age of 80.
Two of Armstrong’s sons—WWE 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:
Scott Armstrong @WWEArmstrong
Right this moment my 80yr outdated Dad, @WWE Corridor of Famer Bullet Bob, requested if he might come over to get a exercise! He’s bought bone most cancers in his ribs, shoulder and prostate and selected to not undergo any remedy (his alternative)! I put 30lbs on there and he stated, “Gimme 100lbs!!! #Motivation 😎 https://t.co/yhfda0AGqA
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:
David Bixenspan @davidbix
RIP Bullet Bob Armstrong, one of many hardest human beings ever to stroll the face of the planet and a real legend of the rasslin enterprise. Could his reminiscence be a blessing. https://t.co/wDGv2POMgM
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:
Bullet Bob. All the time so good to me. I’d prefer to assume he noticed how thrilled I used to be at any time when I bought to talk with him, which fortuitously for me was usually. Here’s a uncommon image of him with sleeves on his shirt. Condolences to your loved ones @WWEArmstrong. Your father is a legend. https://t.co/Un9Yn7Rle6
Triple H @TripleH
[email protected] and I are pondering of the whole Armstrong household at this troublesome time as they mourn the dying of @WWE Corridor of Famer and patriarch of the Armstrong household, “Bullet” Bob Armstrong.
Mick Foley @RealMickFoley
I’m so sorry to listen to of the passing of your father, Brian. I used to be so lucky to have recognized “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, and watch him work his magic contained in the ring.
My deepest condolences to you and your loved ones. https://t.co/1nvXN0KnbA
All Elite Wrestling @AEWrestling
AEW and the wrestling world mourn the passing of the legendary “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, our ideas are together with his household, his pals and his followers.
Armstrong is survived by Scott, Brian and his two different sons, Steve and Robert. His spouse, Vida Gail James, handed away in June.