Bobby Eaton

Semi-retired Professional Wrestler
Born Aug 14, 1958
Age 57
Hometown City of Huntsville
Height 6' 0'' (1.8m)
Weight 105688.8000000000...
Other Names Eaton, Robert Lee

Robert Lee "Bobby" Eaton is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, who made his debut in 1976. Eaton is most famous for his work in tag teams, especially his days as one-half of the team the Midnight Express. Under the management of Jim Cornette, Eaton originally teamed with Dennis Condrey and, later on, with Stan Lane. He has also worked with a number of other tag team partners, including Koko B. Ware, Steve Keirn, and "Lord" Steven Regal.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Eaton.


1958 Birth Born on August 14, 1958.


1976 17 Years Old In 1976, at the age of 17, Eaton made his debut in NWA Mid-America. … Read More
1978 19 Years Old In 1978, Eaton teamed with Leapin' Lanny Poffo (brother of the more well-known "Macho Man" Randy Savage), and together they won the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship from Gypsy Joe and Leroy Rochester. … Read More


In the spring of 1979, Eaton started a feud with Chris Colt, designed to establish Eaton as more than just a good tag team competitor. … Read More
1985 26 Years Old In 1985 Eaton, Condrey and Cornette signed with Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) and were given national exposure on JCP's televised programs on SuperStation TBS. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old The feud with the Road Warriors included a high profile Scaffold match at Starrcade 1986, which the Midnight Express lost.
1987 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1987, Condrey left JCP for undisclosed reasons, and "Sweet" Stan Lane took his place as part of the Midnight Express.


1990 31 Years Old …  After a loss at the WCW pay-per-view Halloween Havoc 1990, the Midnight Express split up, as Jim Cornette and Stan Lane left the federation, while Eaton chose to remain in WCW. … Read More
1991 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He wrestled his former opponents in tag team competition such as Brad Armstrong (whom he defeated at Wrestle War '91), Ricky Morton and "Z-Man" Tom Zenk (whom he defeated at Starrcade '90, but lost to at the Clash of the Champions XIV), but it was not until he turned face during the early parts of 1991 that he started to move up the rankings. … Read More
1994 35 Years Old During this time, Eaton also made a couple of appearances in ECW due to a talent trade arrangement between WCW and ECW. His most well known appearance was at the "When Worlds Collide" show on May 14, 1994, where he teamed with Sabu to beat Arn Anderson and Terry Funk. … Read More
1995 36 Years Old Eaton was then shown being knighted as "Earl Robert Eaton" by the (supposed) Queen of England on WCW Main Event, April 2, 1995. The team made their ring debut, dubbed The Blue Bloods, on WCW Saturday Night, April 8, 1995. … Read More


2000 41 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He also became a trainer at the WCW Power Plant and worked backstage for WCW as a road agent until he was released in early 2000, before the Eric Bischoff/Vince Russo reboot.
2003 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Eaton worked for NWA Mid-Atlantic, forming a new version of the Midnight Express with Ricky Nelson. … Read More
2006 47 Years Old On September 6, 2006 Dave Meltzer reported that Eaton was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. … Read More


2013 54 Years Old In June 2013, Eaton underwent successful surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.
2014 55 Years Old In January 2014 Eaton was hospitalized due to diabetes issues. 1This Mid-Atlantic promotion, while having revived some of the championships used by the previous Mid-Atlantic promotion, is not the same promotion once owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. and went on to be renamed World Championship Wrestling after it was sold to Ted Turner in November 1988.
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