Bobby Eaton Biography – Bobby Eaton Wiki
Bobby Eaton (born Robert Lee Eaton) was an American professional wrestler. Eaton rose to fame in pro wrestling in the ’70s and ’80s, as a singles competitor and as part of the tag team Midnight Express. He wrestled through multiple territories in the National Wrestling Alliance in the ‘70s and ‘80s before gaining nationwide exposure with World Championship Wrestling. He teamed with multiple partners, including Dennis Condrey and Stan Lane, to form the Midnight Express over the years. The group was “managed” by wrestling legends Jim Cornette and Paul “Paul E. Dangerously” Heyman in different stints. Eaton won multiple tag team and singles championships during his career, wrestling through the 2010s with several promotions.
Eaton and the Midnight Express were inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 2009. As a member of the duo, Eaton was voted as tag team of the year at the Wrestling Observer awards in 1986, 1987, and 1988. He continued his professional wrestling career for years until retiring in 2015.
Bobby Eaton Age
Robert Lee Eaton was born on August 14, 1958, in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. He died on August 4, 2021. He was 62.
Bobby Eaton Wife
Bobby Eaton’s wife, Donna Dundee Eaton, died on June 26, 2021, at the age of 57. Donna was the daughter of Bill Dundee (born William Cruickshanks), a Scottish-born Australian professional wrestler and author.
Bobby Eaton Children
The wrestler and his wife, Donna Dundee Eaton, had three children: Dustin, Dylan, and Taryn. Dylan is a professional wrestler.
Bobby Eaton Death
Legendary pro wrestler “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton passed away on August 4, 2021, at the age of 62. His sister, Debbie Eaton Lewis, confirmed his death in a Facebook post. “I never wanted to have to post this, but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night. When I find out all the details I will post them,” she wrote on Facebook alongside a photo of the two.
“Bobby was the kindest, loving person you would ever meet. I loved him so much and going to miss him. Please say a prayer for my niece Taryn. She found him and she just lost her mom a little over a month ago,” she added.
Numerous wrestlers shared their condolences on social media. Wrestling legend Ric Flair tweeted: “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!”
Samoa Joe wrote on Twitter: “Bobby Eaton is a man with a professional reputation you aspire to build & a personal reputation you hope those you care for have about you. A MASTER of our craft and one of the nicest men I’ve had the pleasure to meet. My condolences to his family, my gratitude for the memories.”
The National Wrestling Alliance said it “is Saddened to hear about the passing of the legendary ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton. We send our love to his friends and family. His impact & legacy will always be remembered.”
Bobby Eaton Cause of Death
Bobby Eaton’s cause of death was not revealed. While the cause of death is unknown, Eaton was hospitalized in late July after suffering a fall in which he injured his hip and broke multiple fingers. He had reportedly been treated in recent years for congestive heart failure.
Bobby Eaton Health
In June 2019, Eaton was reportedly rushed to the hospital due to health concerns regarding his heart. His manager throughout his time in the Midnight Express, Jim Cornette, provided an update on Bobby Eaton’s health via Twitter on June 20, 2019. Cornette wrote: “BOBBY EATON UPDATE: He did NOT have a heart “attack”, but congestive heart failure/fluid buildup in chest, legs, etc causing heart to work harder. Being treated with diuretics, changing meds, heart rate down, pacemaker is fine, situation improving. He thanks all who are worried!”
In September 2006, it was reported that Eaton was hospitalized after being diagnosed with high blood pressure with a hint of diabetes. From that time, he had suffered several health problems, especially cardiac issues which saw him hospitalized on numerous occasions. In June 2013, Eaton underwent successful surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.
Bobby Eaton Net Worth
Bobby Eaton’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.