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1[[quoteright:350:]] ²²²->"''No, no, no, FIVE FIVE FIVE!''"²-->--'''King Kong Bundy'''²²Christopher Pallies (November 7, 1957 – March 4, 2019) was a American {{professional wrestl|ing}}er, actor and stand-up comedian from Atlantic City, UsefulNotes/NewJersey best known for his work in the 1980s as King Kong Bundy. He started his career in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in 1981 as a {{Jobber}} under the name Chris Canyon[[note]]No connection to [[Wrestling/{{Kanyon}} a later wrestler with a similar name]].[[/note]] He then went to World Class where he changed his name to Big Daddy Bundy. He started using the King Kong Bundy name in Dallas in 1982, though he was also known in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] as Boom Boom Bundy. He also competed in Memphis and Georgia. He made his [=PPV=] debut at, appropriately, the first wrestling [=PPV=], ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' on March 31, 1985, where he had his legendary squash of SD "Special Delivery" Jones. In his last WWE [=PPV=] match, at ''[=WrestleMania=] XI'' in 1995, he was Wrestling/TheUndertaker's fourth victim. He has also competed for various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling and many independent promotions. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[ Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Champion]], a former 1x [[ Southern (Memphis) Tag Team Champion]] with Wrestling/RickRude, a former [[ NWA National Tag Team Champion]] with the Masked Superstar (Bill "Super Machine"/"Demolition Ax" Eadie), and a 2x [[ NWA American (Dallas) Heavyweight Champion]]. ²²As usual, you can find the basics at [[ The Other Wiki]]. ²²Despite the page quote, he has no connection to FiveFiveFive.²----²!! "These tropes have taken the five count from the great Bundy.":²* UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}}: Billed from Nome when he was in World Class.²* AlliterativeName: As '''C'''hris '''C'''anyon and '''B'''oom '''B'''oom '''B'''undy²* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/JerryLawler²* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Awesome [=McCool=] Name]][=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast²* BaldOfEvil: Completely hairless, though he actually did have hair earlier in his career.²* BashBrothers: With Wrestling/BigJohnStudd, Wrestling/BamBamBigelow, Wrestling/RickRude²* BoringButPractical: His offense was very basic, a lot of clotheslines, chops, slams and splashes, but it was very effective.²* TheCameo: Was [[ NWA ECW Television Champion]] Wrestling/TerryFunk's surprise partner against [[ NWA ECW Heavyweight Champion]] Wrestling/{{Sabu}} and [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors Road Warrior Hawk]] in the main event of ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} November to Remember 93'', November 13, 1993, which Sabu and Hawk won, with Sabu pinning Funk for the TV Title, after Bundy turned on Funk.²* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Guy]]: He was fond of cats; at the time of his death, he had about 10 cats as pets.²* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His [=Squash=] of SD Jones at the first ''[=WrestleMania=]''.²* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Billed from UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} at the start of his career as Chris Canyon.²* [[FatAndSkinny Fat And Ripped]]: With Rick Rude in Memphis.²* FatBastard: During the introductions for the Bundy-SD Jones match at ''[=WrestleMania=]'', commentator Wrestling/JesseVentura said, "You could use his back for the west screen at the drive-in."²* FinishingMove: The Atlantic City Avalanche (running splash in the corner), Big Splash²* TheGiant: 6'6, 458 lbs.²* {{Jerkass}}: Almost always a heel, with a mouth that's every bit as big as the rest of him. ²* {{Joisey}}: His finisher is named for Atlantic City, after all.²* LegacyCharacter: King Kong Jr. Bundy, who has competed in Vancouver and Manitoba since the mid-1980s.²* LeotardOfPower: As pictured above.²* MightyGlacier: An archetypical slow and plodding but monstrously strong superheavyweight heel.²* NoIndoorVoice: Another good example of the kind of loud promos that were common during the 1980s.²* PowerStable:²** (in World Class) [[Wrestling/GeneralSkandorAkbar Devastation Inc.]] (also in Mid-South/UWF) and H & H Limited²** (in Georgia): [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors The Legion of Doom]]²** (in Memphis): [[Wrestling/JimmyHart The First Family]]²** (in WWE): [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan The Heenan Family]] and [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase The Million Dollar Corporation]].²* RedBaron: "The Walking Condominium," "The Master of the Five-Count"²* RingOldies: Started in 1981, competed into the mid-2000s.²* ShoutOut: To ''Film/KingKong'', of course.²** While in Georgia, he once cut a promo where he said, "You've heard of ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the Wrath of Khan]]''? Well this is the wrath of Kong!"²* {{Sitcom}}: Played himself on the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "Flight of the Bumblebee," and also played one of Peggy's relatives, which runs into CelebrityParadox territory.²** AsHimself: On the ''Series/WeirdScience'' ProWrestlingEpisode "Men in Tights."²* SquashMatch: A lot, starting with the match with SD Jones.²* StartMyOwn: The Devastation Wrestling Federation and his wrestling school Devastation University.²* StoutStrength: In his match with SD Jones, Jesse Ventura said, "Awesome strength, King Kong Bundy, awesome strength, I've never seen a guy like this guy."²* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and UpToEleven: He would demand the ref count to five when he was pinning his opponents, often jobbers, all to create the impression he was an unstoppable monster heel.²* WrestlingMonster: His general appearance, the five-count gimmick, and the fact that he was the rare wrestler who was ''not'' intimidated by [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]]' snake Damien.


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