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King Kong Bundy

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Title History

  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Bugsy McGraw defeating Kerry Von Erich & Al Madril (April 11, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Kerry Von Erich (May 5, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title Awarded (June 15, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Bill Irwin defeating Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (September 12, 1982);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Tag Team titles w/Masked Superstar defeating Road Warriors (May 6, 1984);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Tommy Rich (July 30, 1984);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Rick Rude defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn [Tournament Final] (October 8, 1984);
  • NWA New York Heavyweight title defeating Magic (August 8, 1998);
  • MCW (Maryland Championship Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Romeo Valentino (December 3, 1998);
  • AWA Superstars Heavyweight title defeating Jonnie Stewart (March 31, 1999);
  • ASWA Heavyweight title defeating ?????? ();

King Kong Bundy Career Highlights

World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas:

  • Christopher Pallies began his career as a face in Fritz von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling as Big Daddy Bundy..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Famous WCCW promoter, Fritz Von Erich, turned him heel and gave him the name “King Kong” Bundy..
  • 1982: King Kong Bundy held the World Class Championship Wrestling American Heavyweight title in Texas..
  • March 15, 1982–WCCW: Kevin & Kerry von Erich vs Gary Hart & King Kong Bundy in a Texas Death Cage match (No Contest).
  • June 4, 1982: King Kong Bundy wrestled in Fritz Von Erich’s retirement match, losing the American Heavyweight title..
  • June 4, 1982–WCCW: Fritz Von Erich beat Bundy in a Falls Count Anywhere match to win the WCCW American title.
  • August 15, 1982–World Class Championship Wrestling: Bundy vs Harley Race ended in a DOUBLE DQ.
  • December 25, 1982–WCCW: Kevin von Erich defeated Bundy by DQ to retain the WCCW American title.
  • June 17, 1983–World Class Championship Wrestling: Giant Baba defeated Bundy to retain the All-Japan PWF title.

King Kong Bundy:

Mid-South Wrestling:

  • Bill Watts (who ran Mid-South Wrestling) came up with the 5-count gimmick..
  • ~~~Bundy would insist the referee count FIVE instead of the traditional THREE, a gimmick he would use later in the WWF..

World Wrestling Federation – Managed by Jimmy Hart:

  • King Kong Bundy was working for New Japan Pro Wrestling when he visited Minnesota and met Hulk Hogan..
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan suggested that he call Vince McMahon – Soon Bundy was in the World Wrestling Federation!
  • February 1, 1985 – WWF Show: Hulk Hogan defeated Bundy by DQ to retain the WWF title..
  • March 5, 1985: King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart defeated Mario Mancini (Bundy’s WWF TV debut)..
  • March 10, 1985: Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd by DQ when King Kong Bundy interfered..
  • Wrestlemania I: King Kong Bundy (managed by Jimmy Hart) defeated S.D. Jones from Madison Square Garden in a record 9 seconds..
  • April 1985: King Kong Bundy defeated Serge Jodoin & Brian Mackney in a handicap match..
  • April 21, 1985: King Kong Bundy defeated Tony Garea & Swede Hanson in a handicap match..
  • June 21, 1985: King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart) defeated Tony Garea after the Avalanche..
  • August 3, 1985: Andre the Giant & Angelo Mosca & Steve Collins defeated King Kong Bundy & Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan..
  • August 18, 1985 – Toronto: Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd by DQ when King Kong Bundy interfered..
  • ~~~Andre was beaten down by Bundy & Studd, sustaining a splash from Bundy that “broke” Andre’s sternum..
  • September 7, 1985: Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy by DQ to retain the WWF title..

World Wrestling Federation – Heenan Family:

  • September 10, 1985: Bobby Heenan announced that King Kong Bundy was the newest member of his Heenan Family on Piper’s Pit..
  • September 12, 1985: King Kong Bundy won a $50,000 battle royal at the Meadowlands in New Jersey..
  • September 23, 1985: Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy by DQ when Big John Studd interfered..
  • September 29, 1985: Andre the Giant & Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy..
  • October 3, 1985: Andre the Giant & Tony Atlas w/Lou Albano defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd w/Heenan by DQ..
  • October 6, 1985: Hulk Hogan defeated Bundy to retain the WWF title..
  • October 17, 1985: Andre the Giant defeated Bundy in Quebec..
  • October 21, 1985 – MSG: Andre the Giant & Hillbilly Jim vs Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy ended in a DOUBLE DQ..
  • October 31, 1985: Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant w/Lou Albano defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd by DQ..
  • November 9, 1985: Andre the Giant & Hillbilly Jim & Lou Albano beat King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan..
  • November 14, 1985: Andre The Giant & Tito Santana defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd..
  • November 24, 1985: Andre the Giant & Hillbilly Jim defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd in a Texas Tornado match..
  • December 7, 1985: Andre the Giant & Junk Yard Dog beat King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan in a handicap match..
  • December 1985: King Kong Bundy (helped by Heenan & Don Muraco) destroyed the ribs of Hulk Hogan, on Sat Night’s Main Event..
  • Early 1986: Junk Yard Dog & Hillbilly Jim defeated Bundy & Big John Studd by COUNT OUT..
  • January 12, 1986 – Toronto: Andre The Giant defeated Bundy in a Steel Cage Match..
  • February 22, 1986: Hulk Hogan & Ricky Steamboat defeated Bundy & Bobby Heenan..
  • April 7, 1986 – Wrestlemania II: Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy to retain the WWF title in a Steel Cage..
  • April 1986: Hulk Hogan & Junk Yard Dog defeated Bundy & Hoss Funk..
  • April 1986: The British Bulldogs defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd by DQ to retain..
  • May 10, 1986: Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Don Muraco & King Kong Bundy..
  • June 24, 1986: Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd w/Bobby Heenan by DQ..
  • ~~~After the match, Paul Orndorff turned on Hulk Hogan and joined the Heenan Family..
  • July 27, 1986: Junk Yard Dog defeated King Kong Bundy when Bobby Heenan interfered..
  • Early 1987: King Kong Bundy had short meaningless feuds with Jake Roberts, Blackjack Mulligan and Kamala..
  • February 25, 1987: Blackjack Mulligan defeated King Kong Bundy in a Bullrope Match..
  • February 26, 1987: Billy Jack Haynes & Blackjack Mulligan defeated King Kong Bundy & Hercules..
  • Wrestlemania III: King Kong Bundy shocked the world by giving his patented “Bundy Splash” to Little Beaver in a mixed tag match..
  • ~~~As a result, Hillbilly Jim/Haiti Kid/Little Beaver defeated King Kong Bundy/Lord Littlebrook/Little Tokyo by DQ..
  • June 1987: King Kong Bundy defeated Hillbilly Jim by DQ when Little Beaver interfered..
  • August 21, 1987: Billy Jack Haynes (sub. for Ken Patera) defeated King Kong Bundy in a Whipping Matc..
  • ~~~After the match, Ken Patera & Billy Jack Haynes took turns whipping Bobby Heenan!
  • August 29, 1987: Hulk Hogan & Bruno Sammartino defeated King Kong Bundy & One Man Gang..
  • September 4, 1987 – KotR: Bundy beat One Man Gang (1st), beat SD Jones (2nd) but lost to Randy Savage in the finals..
  • September 18, 1987: Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy in an Old Fasioned Whipping Match..
  • ~~~Bobby Heenan was handcuffed to Ken Patera for the duration of the match..
  • October 10, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow w/Oliver Humperdink defeated King Kong Bundy..
  • October 25, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow & Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy & Rick Rude w/Andre the Giant..
  • October 26, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow & Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy & Hercules..
  • November 10, 1987: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage & Jim Duggan defeated King Kong Bundy & Rick Rude & Harley Race..
  • November 17, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeated King Kong Bundy (w/Bobby Heenan)..
  • December 5, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow (w/Hulk Hogan) defeated King Kong Bundy (w/Andre the Giant)..
  • December 27, 1987 – Afternoon: Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & King Kong Bundy..
  • December 27, 1987 – Night: Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Ted Dibiase & King Kong Bundy..
  • December 28, 1987: Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & King Kong Bundy..
  • February 22, 1988: Don Muraco & the Ultimate Warrior defeated King Kong Bundy & Butch Reed w/Slick..

Hollywood:

  • 1988: King Kong Bundy co-starred in the Richard Pryor movie “Moving”..
  • King Kong Bundy appeared on TVs “Married With Children” on three separate occasions playing a character named Uncle Irwin..
  • November 13, 1993–November to Remember: Sabu & Road Warrior Hawk defeated Terry Funk & King Kong Bundy..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Match stipulation was that Sabu won Terry Funk’s ECW Television title.

Return to the World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1994: King Kong Bundy made a brief return as a member of the of the Million Dollar Corporation..
  • October 10, 1994–Monday Night RAW: King Kong Bundy defeated Mike Khoury.
  • November 23, 1994–Survivor Series: Million Dollar Team defeated Guts & Glory in a Survivor Series match..
  • ~~~Million Dollar = King Kong Bundy & Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka & Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard & w/Ted DiBiase..
  • ~~~Guts & Glory = Lex Luger & Adam Bomb & The Smoking Guns (Billy Gunn & Bart Gunn) & Mabel w/Oscar the Rapper..
  • December 12, 1994–Monday Night RAW: King Kong Bundy defeated Bob Knight.
  • January 22, 1995–Royal Rumble: King Kong Bundy entered at #15 and was elminited by Mabel.
  • January 30, 1995–Monday Night RAW: King Kong Bundy defeated Mabel.
  • February 6, 1995–RAW: King Kong Bundy & Irwin R. Schyster & Tatanka defeated Men on a Mission & Lex Luger.
  • March 20, 1995–RAW: King Kong Bundy defeated Adam Kroomes & Raven Clark in a handicap match.
  • April 2, 1995 – WrestleMania XI: The Undertaker defeated King Kong Bundy w/Ted DiBiase..
  • May 22, 1995–Monday Night RAW: Shawn Michaels defeated King Kong Bundy.
  • October 23, 1995–Monday Night RAW: King Kong Bundy defeated Marty Jannetty.

Semi-Retirement:

  • April 1997: Kenny Casanova brought King Kong Bundy back to the spotlight managing him in New Breed Wrestling..
  • ~~~King Kong Bundy battled Primo Canara III, to a no contest, in a best 2 out of 3 pinfall match-up..
  • ~~~When the pinfall score was even, at one a piece, Bundy hit the big splash on Primo, and the ring collapsed!
  • March 12, 2002–Border City Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated A-1.
  • May 2, 2002–Border City Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated 5 guys.
  • May 4, 2002–Border City Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated Geza Kalman Jr.
  • September 6, 2002–Border City Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated Dyson Pryce.
  • January 16, 2003–Border City Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated Dyson Pryce.

Devastation Wrestling Federation:

  • Christopher Pallies (King Kong Bundy) began operating a Wrestling training school..
  • Christopher Pallies (King Kong Bundy) runs shows in New Jersey with a promotion called Devastation Wrestling Federation..
  • October 2, 2004–NorthEast Wrestling–Renegades Rampage: Sgt. Slaughter defeated Bundy..
  • October 29, 2004–WWSA: King Kong Bundy defeated Leslie Leatherman..
  • November 13, 2004–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Vic D Vine..
  • November 20, 2004–Powerhouse Wrestling: Bundy & Maniac Maverick defeated Shalwin & Timothy Lyle & Magnum Conroy..
  • February 5, 2005–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Candido after a splash..
  • March 4, 2005–Mid-Ohio Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated T-Rantula..
  • April 16, 2005–CPW: King Kong Bundy defeated Drew Hankinson..
  • April 30, 2005–Northeast Wrestling: Jerry Lawler defeated Bundy with Mick Foley as referee..
  • May 20, 2005–World of Hurt Wrestling: King Kong Bundy & The Patriot beat Texas Outlaw & King Kahlua..
  • July 6, 2005–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Justin Cage w/Kevin Knight..
  • July 7, 2005–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy & Equalizer w/Tammy Sytch beat Kevin Knight & Justin Cage..
  • July 27, 2005–National Wrestling Superstars: Bundy beat Z-Barr | Bundy & Damian Adams beat Kevin Knight & Z-Barr.
  • December 9, 2005–Great Lake Wrestling: King Kong Bundy & Adam Evans defeated Dinn T. Moore & Steve Stone..
  • March 11, 2006–Packerland Pro Wrestling: Tough Tom defeated Adrian Lynch and Bundy in a 3-WAY…
  • April 15, 2006–Big Time Wrestling: Fred Curry Jr. & King Kong Bundy beat The Brain Surgeons w/Nurse Traci..
  • April 22, 2006–New York Wrestling Connection: Spyder & Tito Santana defeated Stockade & King Kong Bundy..
  • May 13, 2006–FEW: King Kong Bundy defeated ????? (sub for Jim Neidhart) in Melbourne, Florida …
  • May 18, 2006–All Out Mayhem: Demolition Ax defeated King Kong Bundy ….
  • May 20, 2006–Frank Goodman’s UXW: King Kong Bundy defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts..
  • June 24, 2006–EWA (Day Show): King Kong Bundy vs The Patriot ended in a No Contest.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
  • June 24, 2006–EWA (Night Show): King Kong Bundy & The Patriot defeated Marcus Jordan & Stevie Riggs. .. ..
  • July 22, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Steele w/Johnny Candido .. ..
  • July 22, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars (Night Show): King Kong Bundy defeated Johnny Candido.. .. ..
  • July 27, 2006–Legends of Wrestling: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated King Kong Bundy in the main event.
  • August 23, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Steele in a 1-on-1 match..
  • August 23, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy & The Patriot beat Corvis Fear & Saddam Insane..
  • September 3, 2006–Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Cronus in the main event..
  • September 23, 2006–Powerhouse Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated The Outpatient….
  • September 29, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy w/Draven beat King Kaluha w/Sal Sincere
  • December 8, 2006–Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: King Kong Bundy w/Bobby “The Brain” Heenan beat Mason Quinn
  • December 9, 2006–Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: The Mississippi Militia defeated King Kong Bundy & Dave Hero
  • March 3, 2007–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Sal Sincere and King Kaluha in a 3-WAY
  • March 31, 2007–New World Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated Pierre Vachon in Sandwich, Massachusetts ..
  • April 14, 2007–National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy & Seth Shuey beat King Kaluha & King Du I Stink
  • April 21, 2007–Big Time Wrestling: King Kong Bundy beat The Brain Surgeons (w/Mr. T.A. & Talia Madison)..
  • April 28, 2007–AWF: Legend, King Kong Bundy was inducted into the American Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame..
  • ~~~King Kong Bundy beat Corporal Punishment w/ Judd The Stud to win back the fundraiser money that Corp had stolen..
  • May 12, 2007–Big Time Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated Rich Byrne w/Mr. Johnny Fabulous
  • July 19, 2007–National Wrestling Superstars: Big Slam Vader w/ Bundy defeated The Equalizer (w/King Idu Stinq)..

PWR Hall of Fame

  • April 5, 2013–The Pro Wrestling Report announced the creation of the PWR Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony to be held in New York City.  Their first inductee was King Kong Bundy.