After wrestling under a number of promotions across the United States, eventually adopting his trademark shaved head and black singlet, he made his official World Wrestling Federation debut in March 1985.
After a semi-retirement from 1988-94, Bundy returned to WWE during its New Generation era as a member of Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Corporation.
Born Chris Pallies, he wrestled under other names during his early professional days, including Chris Canyon and Big Daddy Bundy. No cause of death was immediately given. Thank you for believing in me.
World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed Bundy's death on Tuesday morning. That same year, he appeared at the first WrestleMania, defeating Special Delivery Jones in less than 20 seconds.
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Despite his iconic stature and success, Bundy has yet to be inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame.
The Atlantic City native broke into WWE in the 1980s, dominating at the first WrestleMania and memorably challenging Hogan for the WWE Championship inside a cage at WrestleMania II.
Later in his career, King got one more run in WWE highlighted by a coveted match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania XI.
Bundy played a part on hit US TV show Married. with Children.
We all at WrestleZone would like to extend our deepest condolences to King Kong Bundy's family and friends during this time.