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[King Kong Bundy Gallery]
[Heenan Family Gallery]
Wrestler: King Kong Bundy
Real Name: Christopher Pallies
Birthday: November 7, 1957
Hometown: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'2" - 400-450lbs
Trained by:
Debut: 1981
Previous Gimmicks: Big Daddy Bundy (WCCW)
Boom Boom Bundy (AWA)
Finishing Move: The Avalanche
The Splash
Favorite Moves: The Body Slam
The Body Block
The Elbow
Notable Feuds: Fritz Von Erich
Paul Ellering
The Road Warriors
Andre The Giant
Hulk Hogan
Hillbilly Jim
Junk Yard Dog
Jake Roberts
Blackjack Mulligan
Hillbilly Jim
Paul Orndorff
Bam Bam Bigelow
The Undertaker
Official Website: http://www.kingkongbundy.com

  • NWA (Dallas) American Heavyweight title;
  • NWA American Tag Team titles;
  • NWA National Tag Team titles;
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title;
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Rick Rude;
  • AWA Superstars World title;
  • ASWA Heavyweight title;
  • Maryland Championship Wrestling Heavyweight title (2);


  • World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas:
  • Christopher Pallies began his career as a face in Fritz von Erich's World Class Championship Wrestling as Big Daddy Bundy..
  • ~~~WCCW Promotor, Fritz Von Erich, turned him heel and gave him the name "King Kong" Bundy..
  • 1982: King Kong Bundy held the World Class Championship Wrestling American Heavyweight title in Texas..
  • 1982: King Kong Bundy wrestled in Fritz Von Erich's retirement match, losing the American Heavyweight title..

  • 1984: King Kong Bundy and the Masked Superstar held the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • 1984: King Kong Bundy held the AWA Southern Tag Team titles with "Ravishing" Rick Rude..

    Mid-South Wrestling:
  • Bill Watts (who ran Mid-South Wrestling) came up with the 5-count gimmick..
  • ~~~Bundy would insist the referee count FIVE instead of the traditional THREE, a gimmick he would use later in the WWF..

    World Wrestling Federation - Managed by Jimmy Hart:
  • King Kong Bundy was working for New Japan Pro Wrestling when he visited Minnesoda and met Hulk Hogan..
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan suggested King Kong Bundy call Vince McMahon - Soon Bundy was in the World Wrestling Federation!
  • February 1, 1985 - WWF Show: Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy by DQ to retain the WWF title..
  • March 5, 1985: King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart defeated Mario Mancini (Bundy's WWF TV debut)..
  • March 10, 1985: Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd by DQ when King Kong Bundy interfered..
  • Wrestlemania I: King Kong Bundy (managed by Jimmy Hart) defeated S.D. Jones from Madison Square Garden in a record 9 seconds..
  • April 1985: King Kong Bundy defeated Serge Jodoin & Brian Mackney in a handicap match..
  • April 21, 1985: King Kong Bundy defeated Tony Garea & Swede Hanson in a handicap match..
  • June 21, 1985: King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart) defeated Tony Garea after the Avalanche..
  • August 3, 1985: Andre the Giant & Angelo Mosca & Steve Collins defeated King Kong Bundy & Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan..
  • August 18, 1985 - Toronto: Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd by DQ when King Kong Bundy interfered..
  • ~~~Andre was beaten down by Bundy & Studd, sustaining a splash from Bundy that "broke" Andre's sternum..
  • September 7, 1985: Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy by DQ to retain the WWF title..

    World Wrestling Federation - Heenan Family:
  • September 10, 1985: Bobby Heenan announced that King Kong Bundy was the newest member of his Heenan Family on Piper's Pit..
  • September 12, 1985: King Kong Bundy won a $50,000 battle royal at the Meadowlands in New Jersey..
  • September 23, 1985: Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy by DQ when Big John Studd interfered..
  • September 29, 1985: Andre the Giant & Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy..
  • October 3, 1985: Andre the Giant & Tony Atlas w/Lou Albano defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd w/Heenan by DQ..
  • October 6, 1985: Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy to retain the WWF title..
  • October 17, 1985: Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy in Quebec..
  • October 21, 1985 - MSG: Andre the Giant & Hillbilly Jim vs Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy ended in a DOUBLE DQ..
  • October 31, 1985: Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant w/Lou Albano defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd by DQ..
  • November 9, 1985: Andre the Giant & Hillbilly Jim & Lou Albano beat King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan..
  • November 14, 1985: Andre The Giant & Tito Santana defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd..
  • November 24, 1985: Andre the Giant & Hillbilly Jim defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd in a Texas Tornado match..
  • December 7, 1985: Andre the Giant & Junk Yard Dog beat King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan in a handicap match..
  • December 1985: King Kong Bundy (helped by Heenan & Don Muraco) destroyed the ribs of Hulk Hogan, on Sat Night's Main Event..
  • Early 1986: Junk Yard Dog & Hillbilly Jim defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd by COUNT OUT..
  • January 12, 1986 - Toronto: Andre The Giant defeated King Kong Bundy in a Steel Cage Match..
  • February 22, 1986: Hulk Hogan & Ricky Steamboat defeated King Kong Bundy & Bobby Heenan..
  • April 7, 1986 - Wrestlemania II: Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy to retain the WWF title in a Steel Cage..
  • April 1986: Hulk Hogan & Junk Yard Dog defeated King Kong Bundy & Hoss Funk..
  • April 1986: The British Bulldogs defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd by DQ to retain..
  • May 10, 1986: Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Don Muraco & King Kong Bundy..
  • June 24, 1986: Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd w/Bobby Heenan by DQ..
  • ~~~After the match, Paul Orndorff turned on Hulk Hogan and joined the Heenan Family..
  • July 27, 1986: Junk Yard Dog defeated King Kong Bundy when Bobby Heenan interfered..
  • Early 1987: King Kong Bundy had short meaningless feuds with Jake Roberts, Blackjack Mulligan and Kamala..
  • February 25, 1987: Blackjack Mulligan defeated King Kong Bundy in a Bullrope Match..
  • February 26, 1987: Billy Jack Haynes & Blackjack Mulligan defeated King Kong Bundy & Hercules..
  • Wrestlemania III: King Kong Bundy shocked the world by giving his patented "Bundy Splash" to Little Beaver in a mixed tag match..
  • ~~~As a result, Hillbilly Jim/Haiti Kid/Little Beaver defeated King Kong Bundy/Lord Littlebrook/Little Tokyo by DQ..
  • June 1987: King Kong Bundy defeated Hillbilly Jim by DQ when Little Beaver interfered..
  • August 21, 1987: Billy Jack Haynes (sub. for Ken Patera) defeated King Kong Bundy in a Whipping Matc..
  • ~~~After the match, Ken Patera & Billy Jack Haynes took turns whipping Bobby Heenan!
  • August 29, 1987: Hulk Hogan & Bruno Sammartino defeated King Kong Bundy & One Man Gang..
  • September 4, 1987 - KotR: Bundy beat One Man Gang (1st), beat SD Jones (2nd) but lost to Randy Savage in the finals..
  • September 18, 1987: Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy in an Old Fasioned Whipping Match..
  • ~~~Bobby Heenan was handcuffed to Ken Patera for the duration of the match..
  • October 10, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow w/Oliver Humperdink defeated King Kong Bundy..
  • October 25, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow & Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy & Rick Rude w/Andre the Giant..
  • October 26, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow & Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy & Hercules..
  • November 10, 1987: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage & Jim Duggan defeated King Kong Bundy & Rick Rude & Harley Race..
  • November 17, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeated King Kong Bundy (w/Bobby Heenan)..
  • December 5, 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow (w/Hulk Hogan) defeated King Kong Bundy (w/Andre the Giant)..
  • December 27, 1987 - Afternoon: Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & King Kong Bundy..
  • December 27, 1987 - Night: Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Ted Dibiase & King Kong Bundy..
  • December 28, 1987: Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & King Kong Bundy..
  • February 22, 1988: Don Muraco & the Ultimate Warrior defeated King Kong Bundy & Butch Reed w/Slick..

    Hollywood:
  • 1988: King Kong Bundy co-starred in the Richard Pryor movie "Moving"..
  • King Kong Bundy appeared on TVs "Married With Children" on three seperate occasions playing a character named Uncle Irwin..

    Return to the World Wrestling Federation:
  • 1994: King Kong Bundy made a brief return as a member of the of the Million Dollar Corporation..
  • Wrestlemania XI: The Undertaker defeated King Kong Bundy..

    Semi-Retirement:
  • April 1997: Kenny Casanova brought King Kong Bundy to his highest career point ever, managing him in New Breed Wrestling..
  • ~~~King Kong Bundy battled Primo Canara III, to a no contest, in a best 2 out of 3 pinfall match-up..
  • ~~~When the pinfall score was even, at one a piece, Bundy hit the big splash on Primo, and the ring collapsed!
  • Christopher Pallies (King Kong Bundy) now operates a Wrestling training school..
  • Christopher Pallies (King Kong Bundy) runs shows in New Jersey with a promotion called Devastation Wrestling Federation..
  • October 2, 2004--NorthEast Wrestling--Renegades Rampage: Sgt. Slaughter defeated King Kong Bundy..
  • October 29, 2004--WWSA: King Kong Bundy defeated Leslie Leatherman..
  • November 13, 2004--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Vic D Vine..
  • November 20, 2004--Powerhouse Wrestling: King Kong Bundy & Maniac Maverick b Shalwin & Timothy Lyle & Magnum Conroy..
  • February 5, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Candido after a splash..
  • March 4, 2005--Mid-Ohio Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated T-Rantula..
  • April 16, 2005--CPW: King Kong Bundy defeated Drew Hankinson..
  • April 30, 2005--Northeast Wrestling: Jerry Lawler defeated King Kong Bundy with Mick Foley as referee..
  • May 20, 2005--World of Hurt Wrestling: King Kong Bundy & The Patriot beat Texas Outlaw & King Kahlua..
  • July 6, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Justin Cage w/Kevin Knight..
  • July 7, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy & Equalizer w/Tammy Sytch beat Kevin Knight & Justin Cage..
  • July 27, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy beat Z-Barr | Bundy & Damian Adams beat Kevin Knight & Z-Barr.
  • December 9, 2005--Great Lake Wrestling: King Kong Bundy & Adam Evans defeated Dinn T. Moore & Steve Stone..
  • March 11, 2006--Packerland Pro Wrestling: Tough Tom defeated Adrian Lynch and King Kong Bundy in a 3-WAY...
  • April 15, 2006--Big Time Wrestling: Fred Curry Jr. & King Kong Bundy beat The Brain Surgeons w/Nurse Traci..
  • April 22, 2006--New York Wrestling Connection: Spyder & Tito Santana defeated Stockade & King Kong Bundy..
  • May 13, 2006--FEW: King Kong Bundy defeated ????? (sub for Jim Neidhart) in Melbourne, Florida ...
  • May 18, 2006--All Out Mayhem: Demolition Ax defeated King Kong Bundy ....
  • May 20, 2006--Frank Goodman's UXW: King Kong Bundy defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts..
  • June 24, 2006--EWA (Day Show): King Kong Bundy vs The Patriot ended in a No Contest.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
  • June 24, 2006--EWA (Night Show): King Kong Bundy & The Patriot defeated Marcus Jordan & Stevie Riggs. .. ..
  • July 22, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Steele w/Johnny Candido .. ..
  • July 22, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars (Night Show): King Kong Bundy defeated Johnny Candido.. .. ..
  • July 27, 2006--Legends of Wrestling: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated King Kong Bundy in the main event.
  • August 23, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Steele in a 1-on-1 match..
  • August 23, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy & The Patriot beat Corvis Fear & Saddam Insane..
  • September 3, 2006--Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Cronus in the main event..
  • September 23, 2006--Powerhouse Wrestling: King Kong Bundy defeated The Outpatient....
  • September 29, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy w/Draven beat King Kaluha w/Sal Sincere
  • December 8, 2006--Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: King Kong Bundy w/Bobby "The Brain" Heenan beat Mason Quinn
  • December 9, 2006--Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: The Mississippi Militia defeated King Kong Bundy & Dave Hero