Bobby Eaton
Semi-retired professional wrestler
Bobby Eaton
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.
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Red Cross experiencing shortfall in blood donations
Roanoke.com - over 4 years
The American Red Cross is pleading for blood donations as its supply dips to unexpected lows. Nationally, the blood supply shortfall means the Red Cross has half the amount of available blood products on hand than it did a year ago. Locally for the Appalachian Blood Services Region the situation mirrors the nationwide shortage, said spokesman Bob Lutjen. “We’re not getting a whole lot of response,” Lutjen said, of attempts to attract donors to blood drives. A June promotion to attract donors has fallen flat, he added. The promotion, which is ongoing, included a weekly drawing for a $500 gas card. “So far it has not made any significant change,” he said, adding that the drawing was held at the division level, meaning that the donors from the Appalachian region were combined with those from four other regions. Only about 5 percent of the population donates blood and donations typically drop during the warmer months when schools are on summer break and people take vacations. ...
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How can Canada develop its energy riches to build a great future?
Financial Post - almost 5 years
Making the most of Canada’s energy riches has been tough work of late: the U.S. recently delayed permits for the Keystone pipeline which is planned to bring oil from Alberta to the United States; there are multiple permitting processes in place to decide on pipelines that would bring oil from Alberta through British Columbia to the West Coast and on to Asia; and competing proposals are being developed for LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminals which would enable the export of shale gas to Asia. These processes can divide us more than we would like. Canada is not a large country in terms of population, at only 34 million, but we are the 5th largest energy producer in the world – behind only Russia, the United States, China and Saudi Arabia. Major decisions around energy are needed all the time. Accordingly, you would expect a coherent energy policy to be in place to help frame those decisions – but you would be disappointed. One reason for that is our constitution – energy jurisdict ...
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WWE Raw in San Diego (correspondents needed), Rey Mysterio to challenge for ... - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 5 years
-Legendary tag team wrestler Bobby Eaton turned 53 on Sunday. The Midnight Express member was born on August 14, 1958. Eaton also took worked the JCW pay-per-view in a brief losing effort to arch rivals The Rock-n-Roll Express
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Ronda de noticias de WWE - SoloWrestling
Google News - over 5 years
Bobby Eaton cumple 53. - Se rumorea que WWE tiene la intención de traer a vuelta a antiguas superestrellas como Chris Jericho, Batista o Mick Foley. Además, también podrían llegar ex mid-carters conocidos. - Alberto Del Rio comentó lo siguiente en una
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RADICAN'S JCW "LEGENDS & ICONS" IPPV RESULTS 8/12 - DX vs. NWO, Funk vs. Piper ... - Pro Wrestling Torch
Google News - over 5 years
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condry) Rock N' Roll Express hit double dropkicks on Condry right away and got the three count. Foley said this possibly wouldn't be added to their list of classic matches. Condry popped right up after the pin
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My Top 10 Greatest Tag Teams of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
But the formation which I will focus on and the most successful version of the team was the pairing of Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton. Being managed by Jim Cornette and still strongly favored by the guy nowadays, the Midnight Express was notable
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Back to School Bash takes over Marvin Vinson Center - Russellville Courier
Google News - over 5 years
“He was on WWE for many years and I'm really excited about bringing him in. He's a good friend of mine, just a really nice guy.” Other wrestlers appearing will be “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers, “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, Prince Al Farat, Jeff Jett and Tim
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The Latest On Averno To WWE, ROH Star Injured? - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
Also appearing are Butch Reed and "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton. Go to http://facebook.com/midstateswrestling for additional info about the event. -- In an update on Averno possibly coming to WWE, he is still working for CMLL in Mexico
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Forward Into The Past: McNEILL previews TNA Impact Wrestling's Destination X ... - Pro Wrestling Torch
Google News - over 5 years
This is the one with Bobby Eaton and "The Rapmaster" PN News facing "Stunning" Steve Austin and Terry Taylor in a scaffold match. Yes, Lady Blossom was hot. Also, as a special bonus, here's the main event of last week's episode of TNA Xplosion
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Various News: Nash Video, Christian Hypes SD!, Gowen - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
Other superstars already signed for the event are: *DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE *FIT FINLAY *HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN *TERRY FUNK *SUNNY *DUTCH MANTELL *TULLY BLANCHARD & BABY DOLL *CW ANDERSON *MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton) *MULKEY BROTHERS (Randy
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Upcoming WWE Raw feuds, Kevin Nash and Finlay returning to the ring, NWA ... - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 5 years
Plus, Terry Funk, Tully Blanchard, Bobby Eaton, Sunny, Baby Doll, Gorgeous George, and CW Anderson will also appear. For more information, visit AwesomeWrestlingEntertainment.com. -Dot Net Members will be listening to Chris Shore Q&A audio show later
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AWESOME WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT UPDATES IN VIRGINIA - Pro Wrestling Insider - Xtra
Google News - over 5 years
Already announced for the Night of the Legends are Terry Funk, Diamond Dallas Page, Tully Blanchard and Baby Doll, Beautiful Bobby Eaton, CW Anderson, Eugene, Johnny Ringo, Bill Apter and Gorgeous George. Two matches have been set for the show - WWE
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WWE Vintage Matches, UFC 131, New Wrestling Organization, Legends In VA - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
Scheduled to appear are "Diamond" Dallas Page, Terry Funk, Fit Finlay, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Eugene, Tully Blanchard, Bobby Eaton, and many others. Tickets are on sale now at awesomewrestlingentertainment.com. -- As noted yesterday, Facebook is slowly
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NWA ANARCHY NORTH AMERICAN TITLE TOURNAMENT FINALS UPDATE - Pro Wrestling Insider - Xtra
Google News - over 5 years
Tank, Iceberg, The late Big Boss Man, "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, Ricky Morton, Kory Chavis, Murder One, Ray Gordy and tag teams like Jay Fury & Justin Ramey and Hardcore Productions just to name a few, were some of the competitors they were tested
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Pro Wrestling: 10 Greatest Managers of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Cornette was the mouthpiece of Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey's rise to serious tag team success in Mid South and World Class Championship Wrestling. However, their most famous run was in WCW where they were multiple-time tag team champions
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Throwdown in the Downtown 6 Set to Thrill Wrestling Fans - PRLog.Org (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
The International Title Match will pit Champion Jeff Jett against Golden Boy Greg Anthony with Bobby Eaton & Brian Thompson in a bout that will use Texas Bullrope Rules. Main Event #2 has VH1 Reality Star Matt Riviera going up against Prince Al Farat
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Traditional Championship Wresting Gathers 'Top Talent' for June 11 event - Fort Smith Times Record
Google News - almost 6 years
Traditional Championship Wrestling's "Throwdown in the Downtown VI" event will begin at 7 pm June 11 at the Fort Smith Event Center, 12 N. 11th St., and will feature the moves and skills of Jeff Jett, Golden Boy Greg Anthony, Bobby Eaton,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Eaton
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 57
    On August 5, 2016, Eaton was reportedly missing by his sister Debbie.
    More Details Hide Details According to Tommy Dreamer, he was last seen in Atlanta, where a photo which has since been deleted, showed him eating at the airport, and has no phone and was confused. A day later, Eaton was found safe. Pro wrestler Matt Sigmon posted a photo on his Twitter showing Bobby Eaton alongside himself.
  • 2013
    Age 54
    In June 2013, Eaton underwent successful surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 47
    On September 6, 2006 Dave Meltzer reported that Eaton was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.
    More Details Hide Details Two days later, after being released from the hospital, Eaton released a statement through the Wrestling Observer website saying that he did not have a heart attack but was diagnosed with high blood pressure with a hint of diabetes. Since then, he has suffered with several health issues, especially cardiac problems which have seen him hospitalized on several occasions.
  • 2003
    Age 44
    Eaton made a one night only appearance for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on August 13, 2003, as a part of a Kid Kash storyline where Kash faced off against a series of 1980s wrestling stars such as Larry Zbyszko and Ricky Morton.
    More Details Hide Details Eaton lost to Kid Kash in his only TNA appearance to date. On October 23, 2015, Eaton wrestled his last match of his nearly 40-year career, losing to Ricky Morton, also ending the 30-plus year feud between The Rock 'n' Roll Express and The Midnight Express. Eaton is often regarded as one of the nicest guys in the wrestling business, even though he wrestled as a heel for a majority of his career. In his 1999 book Have a Nice Day, Mick Foley praised Eaton as being one of the most underrated superstars in the business, and its nicest, commenting that "it was damn near impossible to pay for anything with Bobby around, though I will confess to not trying that hard". This opinion was supported in The Stone Cold Truth by Steve Austin. In addition to his personality, he is also popular with other wrestlers due to his wrestling style. Wrestling Eaton is known as "a night off", because Eaton is so skilled that the action looks very convincing but does not hurt the opponent.
    In 2003, Eaton worked for NWA Mid-Atlantic, forming a new version of the Midnight Express with Ricky Nelson.
    More Details Hide Details This Midnight Express version was very short lived, and Eaton instead began touring with Dennis Condrey (and sometimes Stan Lane) as the Midnight Express. This version of the Midnight Express still performs together on select independent wrestling cards in the United States.
  • 2000
    Age 41
    In July 2000, Eaton made a surprise appearance in ECW, some time before Heat Wave.
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    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The duo was later joined by "Squire" David Taylor, with all three alternating in the ring under the name of the Blue Bloods. Originally, The Blue Bloods was supposed to be a tag team consisting of Regal and Jean-Paul Levesque, with Sherri Martel as their valet, but Martel had since been placed as the manager of Harlem Heat while Levesque had left for the WWF, where he would first gain fame as Hunter Hearst Helmsley. The Blue Bloods initially feuded with the Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags), their complete opposites in terms of "sophistication" and presentation. They also feuded with Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) over the WCW World Tag Team Championship, but never took the belts, and engaged in a short "Snobs versus Rednecks" program with the Stud Stable (Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater). In all of 1996 the team members made only one pay-per-view (PPV) appearance, as individuals in the "Lethal Lottery" during May's Slamboree. The next year, Regal became WCW World Television Champion, but the team only appeared on PPV once together, when Regal and Taylor lost to the Steiner Brothers at World War 3 in November. Not long after, Eaton was moved out of the group, turning on and feuding with his partners after finally rejecting the snob nature of the gimmick.
  • 1994
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After Bad Attitude quietly ended, Eaton was placed with British snob "Lord" Steven Regal. A series of vignettes followed, in which Regal educated Eaton on how to be a man of class and sophistication.
  • 1991
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At SuperBrawl I, Eaton defeated Arn Anderson to win the WCW World Television Championship. Eaton's highest profile match as a singles wrestler came when he faced off against WCW World Champion "Nature Boy" Ric Flair at Clash of the Champions XV in a two-out-of-three falls match. Eaton pinned Flair in the first fall, but ultimately lost to Flair two falls to one. His TV Title reign was short-lived, as he came face to face with newcomer "Stunning" Steve Austin, who cheated his way to win the title from Eaton. After dropping out of the Television Title picture, Eaton went on to feud with The York Foundation until Paul E. Dangerously reappeared in WCW. Late in 1991, Paul E. Dangerously formed the faction The Dangerous Alliance. Eaton joined the group when he assisted Rick Rude, whom Dangerously had (kayfabe) brought into WCW, in defeating Sting for the United States Championship. In joining the group, Eaton became allies with Rude, Larry Zbyszko, and his two former rivals for the World Television Championship in Arn Anderson and Steve Austin. Shortly after the group was formed, Anderson and Eaton became its tag team specialists. This seemed to make sense, as both men had been successful tag team wrestlers in their careers; Anderson himself had been a two-time world champion teaming with Tully Blanchard in the Four Horsemen and had also won the belts with Zbyszko earlier in the year.
  • 1990
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details For the first time in almost a decade, there was no Midnight Express. For the first time since 1979, Eaton was a singles competitor, and he faced an uphill struggle to establish himself.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 28
    In May 1987, after teaming for only a few months, Eaton and Lane became champions when they won the NWA United States Tag team title for the first time, a title they would win three times during their time together.
    More Details Hide Details A year later the team was cheered on despite being heels, as the Midnight Express won the NWA World Tag Team Title from Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard on September 10, 1988. This feud was cut short when Anderson & Blanchard signed with the WWF over money issues. The Midnight Express' run with the title lasted a little over a month-and-a-half before the Road Warriors took the gold from them in a brutal match up, which saw the heel Road Warriors brutalize the now-popular Midnight Express. Now the fan favorites, the Midnight Express had to contend with a team thought to be disbanded forever: the Original Midnight Express, which consisted of Condrey and Randy Rose, who joined JCP after a brief run in the AWA. The duo was led by long-time Jim Cornette nemesis Paul E. Dangerously, in a storyline that saw them trying to prove the originals were better than the new version. The surprise appearance of the Original Midnight Express gave Dangerously's team the initial momentum in the feud, but soon after, Condrey left the promotion once more. This forced the bookers to bring in Jack Victory as a replacement as Condrey's disappearance cut the promising feud short.
    In early 1987, Condrey left JCP for undisclosed reasons, and "Sweet" Stan Lane took his place as part of the Midnight Express.
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  • 1986
    Age 27
    The feud with the Road Warriors included a high-profile Scaffold match at Starrcade 1986, which the Midnight Express lost.
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  • 1985
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after joining JCP, the Midnight Express reignited their feud with the Rock 'n' Roll Express and won the NWA World Tag team title from them in February 1986. During the course of their heated angle, Eaton and Condrey re-lost the title to the Rock 'n' Roll Express six months later. Eaton and Condrey also had long running feuds with The New Breed (Chris Champion and Sean Royal) as well as The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk).
  • 1979
    Age 20
    At the end of 1979, Eaton turned heel (bad guy) for the first time in his career by joining Tojo Yamamoto's group of wrestlers, whom the fans hated.
    More Details Hide Details Although Eaton is now thought of mainly as a heel, his fans were surprised at the time. Eaton's heel run did not last long before he rescued his former Jet Set partner, George Gulas, from a two-on-one attack by The Blond Bombers (Larry Latham and Wayne Ferris) to return to the fan-favorite side once more. After reuniting the team, Eaton and Gulas had one final run with tag team champions and worked an intense feud with Latham and Ferris. When Nick Gulas' wrestling promotion closed due to dwindling ticket sales, Eaton briefly wrestled for a promotion in Georgia. Before long Eaton returned closer to home, working for promoter Jerry Jarrett's Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), which was centered in Memphis, Tennessee. During his early days in the promotion, Eaton faced Stan Lane several times in tag team competition. Eaton's most successful partnership in the CWA, in terms of title wins, was with Sweet Brown Sugar (later known as Koko B. Ware), nicknamed "the New Wave". The two wrestlers blended their athleticism and high flying abilities to form a very successful team. The New Wave held the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship three times (twice with manager Jimmy Hart in their corner). After achieving success as a tag team, it was decided that Eaton and Sugar should split up and feud with each other. This storyline resulted in Eaton "forcing" Sugar out of the promotion after he won a "Losers Leaves Town" match against Sugar.
    During 1979 and 1980, Eaton worked a series of singles matches against Dennis Condrey, a man he would later team up with to gain worldwide fame.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details The feud between the two was so heated that it saw Colt suspended for piledriving Eaton on the concrete floor, making it appear Eaton had been seriously injured. Eaton suffered no injuries, however. At that time, the piledriver was banned in most federations and treated as a move that could potentially paralyze a wrestler. This was done to give the move more "shock value". Eaton conclusively defeated Colt, earning a place as one of the top faces (good guys) in NWA Mid-America.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It was Eaton's first title win, and he and Poffo held it for a little over a month. Eaton went on to form a team, known as The Jet Set, with George Gulas, Nick Gulas's son. Together, Eaton and Gulas held the tag team title three times. During their time as a team, the two were involved in a storyline feud with Terry Gordy and Michael Hayes before Gordy and Hayes became famous under the name The Fabulous Freebirds.
  • 1976
    Age 17
    In May 1976, at the age of 17, Eaton made his debut in NWA Mid-America.
    More Details Hide Details He entered his first match, a loss to Bearcat Wright, as a last-minute substitute for Wright's absent opponent. He quickly became a regular in Mid-America and continued to train with the more experienced wrestlers. Before long, fans, as well as promoter Nick Gulas, noticed Eaton's athleticism and showmanship. Gulas decided to "promote" Eaton up the ranks of NWA Mid-America, giving him matches later in the show, closer to the main event. The angle that really helped elevate Eaton's name up the card in the promotion took place after the introduction of the tag team The Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts). Eaton fought the Blonds with a variety of partners, including his old trainer Yamamoto and "Pistol" Pez Whatley. When the Blonds decided to move to a different wrestling promotion, the storyline maintained that Eaton was responsible for driving them out of NWA Mid-America.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on August 14, 1958.
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