Bobby Eaton passes away


WWE is saddened to learn that Bobby Eaton has passed away at the age of 62.

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Eaton has earned a reputation as one of the greatest team fighters of all time in his nearly 40-year career. At 17, Eaton burst into the NWA Mid-America team and took his first league title in just two years, teaming up with Leapin ‘Lanny Poffo to claim the NWA Mid-America team titles.

After working for the Continental Wrestling Association, Eaton teamed up with Dennis Condrey to carry the torch of the unforgettable midnight express. “Handsome” Bobby and “Lover Boy” Dennis quickly rose to prominence in the Jim Crockett promotion and won the NWA World Tag Team titles from The Rock and Roll Express. Following Condrey’s departure, Midnight Express continued to work with “Sweet” Stan Lane, teaming up with Eaton for a memorable rivalry with the Samoan SWAT Team, The Fabulous Freebirds, The Steiner Brothers and others on their way to the USA Tag Team title.

Following Lane’s departure, Eaton achieved strong singles results and beat Arn Anderson to win the World Television Championship in SuperBrawl I. A follow-up race with Rick Rood, Larry Zbyszko, Steve Austin and Anderson of The Dangerous Alliance ended with a legendary double. ring War Games Match at WrestleWar 1992 against Squadron. After stopping at Smoky Mountain Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Eaton will return to WCW before competing in independent competitions until 2015.

Eaton has received countless accolades throughout his career, but perhaps none was more significant than the impact he made on his peers when Mick Foley, Steve Austin and others praised Eaton as one of the most underrated and nicest superstars in business.

WWE would like to express its condolences to Eaton’s family, friends and fans.


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