King Kong Bundy

King Kong Bundy (Wikimedia Commons)

(FOX Carolina) – Pro wrestling legend King Kong Bundy, real name Christopher Alan Pallies, has died at age 61.

WWE announced the wrestler’s passing on Tuesday.

Bundy, who hailed from Atlantic City, NJ, was one of the “giants of wrestling,” tipping the scales at 458 pounds in his heyday.

He joined the WWE roster in 1984 and main evented WrestleMania 2 when he faced Hulk Hogan in a steel cage for the heavyweight championship.

Bundy returned to the WWE in 1994 as part of the Million Dollar Man’s heel stable and went on to face the Undertaker in WrestleMania 11 before departing the company.

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