King Kong Bundy

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Real Name - Chris Pallies
Birthdate - ?/?/58
6'3" 425 lbs. - Atlantic City, NJ

Aliases - Crippler Canyon, Chris Cannon, Chris Canyon, Man Mountain Cannon Jr., Big Daddy Bundy, Boom Boom Bundy

Athletic background - n/a

Teachers - Larry Sharpe?

Professional background - ???(`80-`82), WCCW(`82), Mid-South(`83), Georgia(`84), AWA(`84), WWF(`84-`87), Indies(`87-`94) WWF(`94-`96), Indies(`96-)

Groups - Destruction Inc., Legion of Doom, Heenan Family, Million Dollar Corporation

Peak Years - `82-`86

Career Highlights -
- Defeats Kerry Von Erich to win his first of two NWA American Heavyweight titles
- Squashes S.D. Jones in under a minute at the first Wrestlemania
- Along with John Studd jumps and shaves the trademark afro of Andre "The Giant"
- Main events Wrestlemania II wrestling rival WWF champion Hulk Hogan in a Steel Cage match
- Wrestles The Undertaker at Wrestlemania XI

Finisher(s) -
- Avalanche

Favorites -
- Big Splash
- Bodyslam
- Kneedrop
- Bearhug
- Forearms

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 3
science - 0
aerial - 0
power - 5
strikes - 4

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 4
bumping - 4
carrying - 2
heat - 5
legacy - 4

Place in History - Bundy's wrestling success flared quite quickly, but died just as fast. Soon after being discovered, Bundy was in the ring. This explains for his lack of genuine ability, but he was a loud-mouth and massive human, so he was pushed. After a few unsuccessful attempts as a babyface, promoters realized Bundy was born to be a monster heel. He enjoyed heel runs in a few places, notably World Class, where he lost his mop haircut. The wide-framed and bald Bundy had a great early run with WWF. Like other charismatic big men in W/WWF history, Bundy immediately posed a threat. He transitioned from Jimmy Hart to Bobby Heenan and had a run with Hulk Hogan that culminated in the Wrestlemania II Steel Cage main event. After that however, Bundy proved to be the first in a long line of monster heels who were pushed hard and fast and sent down the toilet just as fast. Bundy did make a return however, but in a weak period and he did little more than job to top tier guys. He may not stand out as a great wrestler or even a great star, but King Kong Bundy is certainly a character that many people remember. He is still quite active, in spite of being around fifteen years out of his prime.

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