In 1982, Pallies relocated to Texas, where he joined theWorld Class Wrestling Association.3Bundy was developed by theVon Erich familyas Big Daddy Bundy (a combination ofShirley CrabtreesBig Daddy moniker9and the surname ofpsychopathicserial killer,Ted Bundy).citation neededHe wore blue jeans with a rope belt and was a fan favorite. After a dispute with the Von Erich family, Bundy was recruited byFritz Von Erichand dramatically reintroduced as King Kong Bundy, with the Big Daddy portion of his moniker replaced by the name of cinematic monster,King Kong, wearing the black singlet for the first time to signify his change. He lost his hair during the feud, adding to his signature look.
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In July 2016, Pallies was named part of aclass actionlawsuit filed against WWE which alleged that wrestlers incurred long term neurological injuries and that the company routinely failed to care for them and fraudulently misrepresented and concealed the nature and extent of those injuries. The suit is litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number of other lawsuits against WWE.32
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He also competed in various territories such as theAmerican Wrestling AssociationandNational Wrestling Alliance. He also had a tendency to demand a five count (as opposed to the usual three count) forpinfallswhenever he dominated his opponent in asquashmatch, agimmickhe began while wrestling forMid-South Wrestling. During this time Bundy also wrestled in Memphis often teaming withRick RudeandJim Neidhartagainst the various faces includingJerry Lawler.
In September 1985, Hart traded Bundy to managerBobby Heenanin exchange forAdrian AdonisandThe Missing Link.12After joiningthe Heenan Family, Bundy feuded extensively withAndr the Giant, a feud which started during ananglewhere Bundy interfered in one of Andrs matches and delivered several splashes, giving the Giant akayfabebrokensternum.12They feuded for several months, including a pair of tag team matches onSaturday Nights Main Eventin late 1985, where Bundy, and Andrs other nemesis,Big John Studd, first faced Andr andTony Atlasand then Andr and.1516On September 23, 1985, Bundy faced Andr the Giant atMadison Square Gardenin a match billed as the Colossal Jostle. Andr dominated the match (it was one of the few times in his career that Bundy was actually the smaller of the two wrestlers in the ring), with the match ending after Big John Studd came from the locker rooms to Bundys aid and attacked the Giant, causing a disqualification.17
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Bundy also began targeting Hogan and the WWF World Championship in late 1985. Although they had at least one televised match (at theBoston Garden) and several house show contests (all with Hogan winning, either by pinfall or disqualification), it wasnt until a nationally televised match onSaturday Nights Main Event, that Bundy got his real push against Hogan. Hogan was dominating challengerthe Magnificent Muracowhen Bundy (with Heenan in tow) ran to ambush Hogan. With Muracos help, Bundy repeatedly gave Hoganavalanchesandbig splashes, which caused Hogan to have severely bruised ribs (kayfabe). Bundy demanded a match and claimed Hogan was afraid of him, setting up theirfeud.18Hogan demanded revenge and agreed to asteel cagematch for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship as the main event ofWrestleMania 2in theLos Angelesportion of the event, which Hogan won.19
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His feuds againstSuperfly Jimmy SnukaDoink the Clown, andTom Brandiare among many main events in the northeast independent circuit. In 1999, at theKolf ArenainOshkosh, Wisconsinhe won theAWA Superstars of Wrestling Heavyweight Championshipfrom Jonnie Stewart. Later that same year, Bundy the reigning AWA heavyweight champion wrestled again headlining an AWA Super Event at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Utah. That night ended differently for Bundy, losing a bodyslam match toKoszmar Polskiwho was managed byKen Patera. This brutal match was not without controversy. In a vicious move,the Honky Tonk Mandemanded Bundy throw Polski into the corner, so the Honky Tonk Man could hit him with his guitar. While the Honky Tonk Man taunted the crowd, Polski quickly reversed the hold and Bundy was thrown to the corner, meeting head on with HTMs loaded guitar. With Bundy knocked out and HTM stunned in disbelief, Polski aka the Polish Nightmare pinned the 470 pound wrestler. Bundy was last seen at the Legends of Wrestling Show at the Pulaski County Fair in Somerset, Kentucky in 2007. He lost toHacksaw Jim Dugganin the main event, then afterwards he quietly disappeared from the wrestling scene.
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After leaving the WWF in late 1995,25Bundy wrestled for several independent promotions in the United States. In April 1997, he resurfaced in magazines when he joined a faction managed byKenny Casanovacalled Camp Casanova along with Danger Dave DeJohn and the Masked Maniac at times in USWF, NBW, and USA Power Pro Wrestling. In a match against the Seven Foot Tall Primo Canera III, Bundy knee-dropped his opponent and then Bundy-splashed him. The impact actually broke the ring, leaving the two grapplers in a pit in the center of the squared circle. This independent footage was picked up byPro Wrestling Illustrated.
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Pallies was trained to wrestle byLarry Sharpeat the Monster Factory inBellmawr, New Jersey. He debuted on March 7, 1981, wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Chris Canyon.14In the early years of his career, he used the names Chris Canyon and Chris Cannon.3
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After making a few appearances onNew Japan Pro WrestlingWorld Wrestling Federationjoint shows in early 1985, Bundy officially debuted in the WWF as a heel on the March 16, 1985 airing ofWWF Championship Wrestling, defeatingMario Mancini.12First managed byJimmy Hart, he was immediatelypushedwith dominating victories over all of his opponents. Bundy also reprised his gimmick of demanding a five-count from the referee while pinning an opponent, to show how badly he had beaten his hapless opponent.12He defeatedS.D. Special Delivery Jonesin what was announced as only nine seconds at the firstWrestleManiaatMadison Square Garden(it was actually about 17 seconds).13This remained the shortest match inWrestleManiahistory until 2008 whenKanedefeatedChavo Guerrero a legitimate eight seconds atWrestleMania XXIV.14
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After leaving the WWF in 1988, Bundy went into semi-retirement, wrestling only a handful of matches. In 1993, he wrestled in the main event ofEastern Championship Wrestlingsinaugural, appearing as the mystery tag team partner ofTerry Funkin a losing effort againstRoad Warrior HawkandSabu.
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Later in 1986, Bundy reformed his tag-team partnership with Studd and began a feud withThe MachinesBill EadieandBlackjack Mulliganwrestling under masks (as the Super Machine and Big Machine, respectively) and often joined by Andre the Giant (as the Giant Machine). The storyline was that Bundy and Studd, along with Heenan, claimed that the Giant Machine was a masked Andre the Giant, and was competing under the mask and alias to circumvent an earlier suspension (due to no-showing for an event), but none of them ever proved that Andre and the Giant Machine were one and the same. Eventually, Bundy and Studd began teaming up with Heenan in a series of six-man tag team matches against the Machines (usually, Big and Super; as Andres health was starting to deteriorate at this time, the Giant Machine made occasional appearances, but more often than not, it was either CaptainLou Albanoor a number of popular facesoften, Hogan,Roddy Piperand otherswho teamed with the other Machines). Bundy and Studd were regularly beaten, but won their last match over the Super-Big version of the Machines at Madison Square Garden. Also in the latter half of 1986, Bundy and Studd received shots at the WWF Tag Team Championship againstThe British Bulldogs, but were unsuccessful, often losing by disqualification. Studd left the WWF shortly after their last match with the Machines, and Bundy went back to singles competition.
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(born November 7, 1957) is an American retiredprofessional wrestlerstand-up comedianandactor, better known by hisring name,. Bundy is best known for his appearances in theWorld Wrestling Federationin the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Bundy wrestled in the main event ofWrestleMania 2in 1986, facingHulk Hoganin asteel cage matchfor theWWF World Heavyweight Championship.
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AtWrestleMania III, Bundy was involved in a mixed six-man tag team match, teaming up withandLord LittlebrookagainstHillbilly Jim, theHaiti KidandLittle Beaver. During the match, after being pestered by Beaver (which included Beaver elbowing Bundy in the stomach, delivering a drop kick which had no effect, and later slapping Bundy in the face with hismoccasin(which Bundy later admitted stung like a son-of-a-bitch), Bundy finally caught him and body slammed Little Beaver and then delivered a big elbow causing his teams disqualification and his own tag partners to turn against him.2021Later, after Beavers death, in a 1998 interview Bundy said he hoped that he was not responsible for Beavers death, saying he would not want that on his conscience (though the cause of Beavers death in December 1995 was officially from the effects ofemphysema).22In November 1987, Bundy defeated Hulk Hogan via count-out on an episode ofSaturday Nights Main Event23but lost to Hogan in a rematch on the next episode of the series;24the match was best known for the referee becoming legitimately injured when he was accidentally caught between Hogan and a charging Bundy, and Andre the Giants post-match attack of Hogan shortly after Bundy left ringside. Although no longer appearing on the WWFs syndicated TV shows, Bundy continued to wrestle house shows in early 1988 (often losing toBam Bam Bigelow); his last match during his initial WWF run was a televised match at Madison Square Garden in February 1988, teaming up with One Man Gang in a loss toDon MuracoandThe Ultimate Warrior.
He had two guest spots onMarried… with Children, as the creators had named the lead characters Bundy as an homage to himcitation needed. In 1986 he appeared in commercials for a PC computer, Vendex. In 1987, he played Uncle Irwin, the brother ofPeggy Bundy. In 1995, he appeared again as the King Kong Bundy character.29and the 1988 Richard Pryor filmMovingas Gorgo,30part of a trio of ex-cons who are insolent and careless movers. In 1996, he appeared on an episode ofWeird Scienceas himself. He is on the cover of Belgian band Belgian Asocialitys 2009 albumKabaal. Bundy has also tried a career instand-up comedy.31On April 24, 2008, he was on aNorwegianTV show calledGolden GOAL!Bundy also starred as Otto Belmar in the 2011 independent filmFight the Panda Syndicate.
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Bundy returned to the WWF in the fall of 1994 as a member ofTed DiBiasestableThe Million Dollar Corporation.2526He had a successful pay-per-view return at theSurvivor Series, when he and fellow Million Dollar Team memberBam Bam Bigelowsurvived a match againstLex Lugers Guts and Glory team.25Bundy was then billed as a favorite in the1995 Royal Rumble, but lasted only three minutes before being eliminated by another big man,Mabel.27Bundy made his return to WrestleMania atWrestleMania XI, wherehe was defeatedbythe Undertaker,2528Bundy was later pushed down the card as a jobber to the stars before being released in October 1995 after participating in a 20-man battle royal onMonday Night Raw.