After working in the pro wrestling industry for 59 years, WWE Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob Armstrong passed away on Thursday at the age of 80.
Armstrong’s two sons, Brian Armstrong (Road Dogg) and Scott Armstrong broke the news on Twitter. Funeral arrangements will be given at a later date.
Armstrong suffered from bone cancer that spread to his ribs, shoulder, and prostate. Yet, he refused to undergo treatment and continued to work out until the very end.
WWE issued the following statement on Armstrong:
“Armstrong, however, didn’t rest on his laurels when he was between the ropes. He handled himself well in the rough-and-tumble southeastern territories by employing an assortment of holds and moves, including his feared sleeper and Georgia Jawbreaker. He also possessed the gift of grappling gab, giving him the uncanny ability to wear down a rival with his words as well as with his strength.”
Armstrong debuted in 1960 and wrestled his last match in 2019. In these six decades, he won a plethora of titles across various promotions.
Armstrong was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class Of 2011, with his sons introducing him.
Armstrong’s wife, Vida Gail James, passed away this past June. The legendary wrestler is survived by Brian, Brad, Steve, and Scott.