Back in the day, when I was a kid in Grade 8, all the boys were fans of pro wrestling. And as much as we had the good guys to cheer for, it was more about the bad guys to cheer against. Big John Studd, the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkov, Paul Orndorff, Greg “the Hammer” Valentine– these were some of the bad guys. Then there was King Kong Bundy. There were plenty of ugly you-know-whats in pro wrestling. Billed at 6 foot 4 and 460 pounds, he had to be the biggest, ugliest so-and-so you loved to hate. Born on this day in 1957 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Chris Pallies grew up to become the world famous King Kong Bundy.
Note: Pro Wrestling was never again as good as it was in the early 80’s. Did it go downhill that much? Or did we just grow up? I hope it was more of the latter!