More On: pro wrestling Legendary wrestler reportedly released by WWE WWE releases major star in stunning move AEW cuts from bloody pizza cutter incident to Domino’s commercial A simple Google search helped bring AEW to Arthur Ashe Stadium Legendary pro wrestler “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton passed away Wednesday at the age of 62.
Eaton’s sister, Debbie Eaton Lewis, confirmed the news in a Facebook post.While the cause of death is unknown, Eaton was hospitalized in late July after suffering a fall in which he injured his hip and broke multiple fingers.
Eaton gained fame in the wrestling world for his role in the Midnight Express, a dynamic tag-team duo alongside Dennis Condrey and later Stan Lane.
Throughout his four-decade career, Eaton won six NWA Mid-America tag team titles and three additional WCW tag-team titles.He was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2019.
Numerous wrestlers shared their condolences on social media.
“So Sad And Sorry To Hear About My Close Friend And One Of The All Time Greats, Bobby Eaton! Beautiful Bobby And The Midnight Express Were One Of The Greatest Tag Teams In The History Of The Business! Rest In Peace!,” Ric Flair tweeted .
So Sad And Sorry To Hear About My Close Friend And One Of The All Time Greats, Bobby Eaton! Beautiful Bobby And The Midnight Express Were One Of The Greatest Tag Teams In The History Of The Business! Rest In Peace! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/DWTKeeL7wz
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 5, 2021 “Bobby Eaton is a man with a professional reputation you aspire to build & a personal reputation you hope those you care for have about you.A MASTER of our craft and one of the nicest men I’ve had the pleasure to meet.My condolences to his family, my gratitude for the memories,” Samoa Joe tweeted .
“There will never be another…” always gets said, but this is absolutely true; “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton was literally one of a kind.
Rest In Peace, Bobby.The wrestling Business did not deserve you, but I’m glad we got you.#RIPBobbyEaton
*clips on my Instagram* pic.twitter.com/XLoH3P22f1
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) August 5, 2021 “The National Wrestling Alliance is Saddened to hear about the passing of the legendary ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton.
We send our love to his friends and family.
His impact & legacy will always be remembered.#NWAFam ,” The National Wrestling Alliance wrote in a tweet..