• Ric Flair, Edge & More React To The Passing Of Bobby Eaton
We reported earlier that Old School WCW/NWA Legend ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton passed away last night at the age of 62.
Most of you Old Schoolers will remember him from his Tag Team days as one half of the legendary Midnight Express, managed by Jim Cornette.
It’s about time that WWE inducts them into their Hall of Fame, which they treat as an overall pro-wrestling Hall of Fame and is not just exclusively for former WWF/WWE Superstars.
The professional wrestling world is currently reacting to the passing of one of the most underrated workers of all time.
You can check out tweets from wrestling stars below:
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
My deepest condolences to Taryn, Dillon & Dustin and family of Bobby Eaton who has passed https://t.co/k9x6tbVLZm dear friend, partner, travel buddy, teacher, superbly skilled Pro who would make everyone who knew him feel happy inside, love you.x
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 5, 2021
If you’ve studied pro wrestling with any true attention, you’ve studied Bobby Eaton. And understand just how special he was in the ring. Every time I encountered him outside of it, he was an even better person. #RIPBobbyEaton
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) August 5, 2021
Just heard about Bobby Eaton’s passing. Bobby was a pioneer in the ring. He was one of the greatest wrestlers & people of all time. My thoughts are with his family & friends. #RIPBobbyEaton
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) 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.
— NWA (@nwa) August 5, 2021
I really hate doing these it's been a rough week, but we once again send out our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and the fans around the world as the legendary Beautiful Bobby Eaton has passed away at the age of 62. We thank you for the Memories. R.I.P. Bobby. pic.twitter.com/QfmJuzSPN5
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) August 5, 2021
Horrible news to wake up too. Rest In Peace to the LEGENDARY wrestler "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton. Thank you for your inspiration pic.twitter.com/6kfYFUXHvM
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) August 5, 2021
A message from AA on the passing of his dear friend Bobby Eaton pic.twitter.com/S4PFVt5RIc
— Arn Anderson (@TheArnShow) August 5, 2021
So sad this morning to hear of the passing of Beautiful Bobby Eaton. He was a wonderful person and I am so lucky I had a chance to know him and work with him. He was certainly one of the good guys I have met in this business. #RIPBobbyEaton pic.twitter.com/YUQTEhuT72
— Charles Robinson (@WWERobinson) August 5, 2021
So saddened by the loss of our beloved Beautiful Bobby Eaton. Not only was he a one of a kind wrestling talent but a truely generous and gentle soul. Prayers for his family. We will miss you Bobby and thanks for always having extra clean towels and stuff for all the boys 😊🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/6iR128mM1r
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) August 5, 2021
Todays episode of @BustedOpenRadio is dedicated to the life, career and memory of one of the greatest to ever step foot in a wrestling ring …
Condolences to his family, friends and the boys.
God Bless and RIP “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton. pic.twitter.com/MOH1GkrHV0
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) August 5, 2021
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 5, 1994) – SMW Night Of Legends
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 5, 1994, Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling hosted ‘SMW Night Of Legends’ at the City Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Here are the results:
Chris Walker defeated Richard Slinger
Doug Furnas defeated Killer Kyle
Bob Orton Jr. & Dick Slater wrestled Ronnie Garvin & The Mongolian Stomper to a Double-DQ
SMW Tag Team Championship: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated Brian Lee & Chris Candido (c)
Street Fight: The Thrillseekers defeated The Heavenly Bodies
SMW Heavyweight Championship: Dirty White Boy (c) defeated Terry Gordy by DQ
Coward Waves The Flag: Bob Armstrong, Road Warrior Hawk & Tracy Smothers defeated Bruiser Bedlam, Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk