Bobby Eaton passes away

Aug 5, 2021 - by Steve Gerweck

The Cauliflower Alley Club Twitter account just broke the news that “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton has passed away at the age of 62. No cause of death was revealed.

“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,” the CAC account said.

Making his debut in 1976, Eaton found much success with the Jim Crockett Promotions and WCW as part of the legendary tag team The Midnight Express, teaming up with “Sweet” Stan Lane under the managerial duties of Jim Cornette. The duo had some of the best tag team feuds in history.

After spending several years in a tag team, Eaton went solo while in WCW and immediately won the World Television title and then later joined The Dangerous Alliance, spearheaded by Paul Heyman. After a short tour in Japan, Eaton returned to WCW from 1993 to 2000 where he tag teamed with Steven Regal to form The Blue Bloods.

In late 2006, Eaton was hospitalized with what he said was high blood pressure and diabetes and had made several trips to the hospital over the years due to his declining health. Eaton was also fitted with a pacemaker due to heart problems.

Eaton’s wife Donna Dundee Eaton passed away on June 26th.

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9 Responses

  1. art123guy says:

    One of the all time greatest. Cornette’s next podcast is gonna be a rough one.

  2. Luke says:

    This sucks. We’ll miss you, Bobby, you were the greatest tag team wrestler in history, bar none.

  3. NCW Promoter says:

    One Of The Greatest Respect And Prayers

  4. James says:

    This week is definitely not the best. RIP Bobby, you’re definitely going to be missed.

  5. Pisto75666 says:

    RIP Beautiful Bobby. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  6. Brad says:

    I’ve never heard one bad word said about Bobby Eaton. Not by fans or other wrestlers. And believe me that’s rare in the wrestling business.

  7. Mark says:

    RIP Bobby Eaton

  8. Taxx W. Hoodchicken says:

    Met him as a child in Columbus Ohio, and as an adult at a show called USWO in Tennessee.

    The rare breed, Beautiful Bobby…

    Earl Robert Of Eaton will never be forgotten

  9. fairfax says:

    He and wife Donna had been together since they were teenagers nearly…it’s like that old saying or situation where Grandma passes away and Grandpa soon follows. And what can be said of a Bobby that hasn’t already been mentioned….great guy, great wrestler, great teacher, great friend, great father, great husband, great example to follow in Wrestling and in life. Good Bless Bobby Eaton, Rest in Peace.

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