Pro-Wrestling Legend ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton Passes Away, WWE and AEW Stars Pay Respects

Published 08/05/2021, 7:22 AM EDT


Wrestling Legend Bobby Eaton passed away at the age of 62. His sister Debbie Eaton Lewis confirmed the news on Facebook. As of now, the cause of his death remains unknown.

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Bobby Eaton was in the hospital in July when he broke several fingers and sustained damaged to his hips after suffering a bad fall. His passing could be related to this, but there is no confirmation about the same.

Several individuals have taken to social media to express their grief. Even though he wasn’t actively working, ‘Beautiful’ Eaton was an extremely important wrestler who paved the way for tag teams in more ways than one.

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Bobby Eaton was popular for his work with tag teams

A famous tag team that Eaton was a part of was The Midnight Express. The tag team was formed in 1983 and the members were Norvelle Austin, Randy Rose, and Dennis Condrey.

On the other hand, Jim Cornette recruited Eaton to team with Dennis Condrey. When Cornette and Eaton started working with Dennis Condrey, Rose and Austin left The Midnight Express. From then, Condrey and Eaton started working the faction as a 2-man tag team exclusively.

Moreover, Eaton started using the term “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton to compliment “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey.

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The duo secured their first gold against Magnum T.A. and Mr. Wrestling II. They won after Mr. Wrestling II turned on Magnum T.A. After their win, they didn’t have time to savor the moment because they were locked in the legendary feud against the Rock & Roll Express, Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton.

This feud, along with the way The Midnight Express worked, fetched a lot of attention from the wrestling industry. The duo worked a number of feuds and made a name for themselves in the industry.

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Bobby Eaton did not have many singles run. Even the ones he had were rather brief. However, he secured the WCW Television Championship in 1991 from Arn Anderson.

Undoubtedly, the wrestling industry will miss the pro-wrestling legend.

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The EssentiallySports team prays his soul Rests in Peace and sends condolences to his family and friends.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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