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Chris Pallies

Christopher Allan Pallies was an American professional wrestler, stand-up comedian and actor, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. Bundy achieved mainstream recognition in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in the 1980s and 1990s: he headlined WrestleMania 2 in 1986 against Hulk Hogan in a steel cage match for the WWF Championship, and at WrestleMania XI in 1995 he was also the fourth victim in The Undertaker's now 21-match undefeated WrestleMania streak. Late WWF play-by-play commentator Gorilla Monsoon dubbed Bundy as the "Walking Condominium" in reference to his imposing size and weight. After leaving the WWF in late 1995, Bundy wrestled for several independent promotions in the United States. In April 1997, he resurfaced in magazines when he joined a faction managed by Kenny Casanova called "Camp Casanova" along with "Danger" Dave DeJohn and the Masked Maniac at times in USWF, NBW, and USA Power Pro Wrestling. In a match against "the Seven Foot Tall" Primo Canera III, Bundy knee-dropped his opponent and then "Bundy-splashed" him. The impact actually broke the ring, leaving the two grapplers in a pit in the center of the squared circle. This independent footage was picked up by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. His feuds against "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, Doink the Clown, and Tom Brandi are among many main events in the northeast independent circuit. In 1999, at the Kolf Arena in Oshkosh, Wisconsin he won the AWA Superstars of Wrestling Heavyweight Championship from Jonnie Stewart. Later that same year, Bundy the reigning AWA heavyweight champion wrestled again headlining an AWA "Super Event" at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Utah. That night ended differently for Bundy, losing a "bodyslam match" to Koszmar Polski who was managed by Ken Patera. Bundy still wrestled across the country, primarily in the Southern and Eastern United States. He continued to be a headliner and a crowd favorite at all events he attended. King Kong Bundy's last match is thought to have been at the Legends of Wrestling Show at the Pulaski County Fair in Somerset, Kentucky in 2007. Bundy lost to "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan in the main event. Acting career In 1986, Bundy appeared in television commercials and print advertisements for the Vendex HeadStart personal computer. Bundy had two guest spots and one bit part on Married... with Children, as the creators had named the lead characters "Bundy" as an homage to him.[28] In 1987, he played Uncle Irwin, the brother of Peggy Bundy. In 1995, he appeared again as the King Kong Bundy character, teaching Bud how to wrestle. Born in Woodbury, New Jersey on November 7, 1955, Pallies attended Washington Township High School in Sewell, New Jersey, graduating in 1973. In July 2016, Pallies joined a class action lawsuit filed against WWE which alleged that wrestlers incurred "long term neurological injuries" and that the company "routinely failed to care" for them and "fraudulently misrepresented and concealed" the nature and extent of those injuries. The suit was litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number of other lawsuits against WWE. The case was dismissed by US District Judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant in September 2018. Pallies was fond of cats, and had “about 10” as pets at the time of his death.Their names included Stewie, Paige, Gio, and Pat

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Nov 7, 1957 In Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Supercard: King Kong Bundy Re-experiences WM2
Latest Project:
Movie The Firefly Funhouse Match 2020-04-05
Known For
Poster of Heroes of Wrestling
Poster of ECW November to Remember 1993
Poster of WWE Raw
Poster of WCCW Star Wars (August 1982)
Movie Supercard: King Kong Bundy Re-experiences WM2 Himself 2024
Movie The Firefly Funhouse Match King Kong Bundy (archive footage) 2020-04-05
Movie Undertaker: The Streak 21-1 Himself 2014-05-09
Movie WWE Greatest Wrestling Factions King Kong Bundy 2014-05-27
Movie WWE: Undertaker 20-0 - The Streak King Kong Bundy (archive footage) 2012-07-23
Movie The True Story of WrestleMania King Kong Bundy (archive footage) 2011-03-13
Series Hubert und Staller King Kong Bundy 2011-11-02
Series Yokoyama Hideo Suspense King Kong Bundy 2010-03-14
Movie WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event King Kong Bundy 2009-02-10
Movie Ring Roasts II: A Comical Tribute to Terry Funk 2009-10-23
Movie Ring Roasts I: A Comedic Tribute to The Iron Sheik King Kong Bundy 2008-10-08
Movie The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling King Kong Bundy 2007-12-11
Movie Mid-South Wrestling Giants, Midgets, Heroes & Villains 2007-07-31
Movie Heroes of World Class King Kong Bundy 2006-12-26
Movie Grand Masters of Wrestling: First Blood Vol. 2 2006-06-01
Movie WWE: The History Of The WWE Championship King Kong Bundy 2006-09-05
Movie WWE: Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology King Kong Bundy 2006-10-17
Movie Hollywood Hulk Hogan: Hulk Still Rules Himself 2002-08-20
Movie WWE: Hollywood Hulk Hogan - Hulk Still Rules Unknown 2002-08-19
Movie Heroes of Wrestling King Kong Bundy 1999-10-10
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1995 King Kong Bundy 1995-01-22
Movie WWE WrestleMania XI King Kong Bundy 1995-04-02
Movie WWE Brawl in the Family King Kong Bundy 1995-05-23
Movie WWF Mega Matches '95 King Kong Bundy 1995-12-01
Movie The Life And Times of Paul Boesch King Kong Bundy (archive footage) 1994-04-01
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1994 King Kong Bundy 1994-11-23
Series WWE Raw King Kong Bundy 1993-01-11
Movie ECW November to Remember 1993 King Kong Bundy 1993-11-13
Movie Moving Gorgo 1988-03-04
Movie Bob Uecker's Wacky World of Sports King Kong Bundy 1987-01-01
Movie The WWF's Even More Unusual Matches King Kong Bundy 1987-02-01
Movie WWE Villains of The Squared Circle King Kong Bundy 1986-06-06
Movie WrestleMania II King Kong Bundy 1986-04-07
Movie WWE The Big Event King Kong Bundy 1986-08-27
Movie The British Bulldogs King Kong Bundy 1986-10-15
Movie WWE's Inside the Steel Cage King Kong Bundy 1986-12-11
Movie WWF's Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest King Kong Bundy 1985-01-01
Movie WrestleMania King Kong Bundy 1985-03-31
Movie NWA Night of Champions King Kong Bundy 1984-05-30
Movie WCCW Star Wars (June 1983) King Kong Bundy 1983-06-17
Movie WCCW Christmas Star Wars '82 King Kong Bundy 1982-12-25
Movie WCCW Fritz Von Erich Retirement Show Big Daddy Bundy 1982-06-04
Movie WCCW Star Wars (August 1982) Big Daddy Bundy 1982-08-15
Movie WCCW Christmas Star Wars '81 Big Daddy Bundy 1981-12-25