Bobby Eaton Passes Away At 62
It is with great sadness that I share the news of the loss of a legend in the pro wrestling industry. Bobby Eaton, best known for his work as a member of the Midnight Express tag team, has died at the age of 62. He reportedly suffered a fall earlier this week and was hospitalised, passing away in his sleep.
Eaton had a long and storied career, spanning from 1976 to as recently as 2015. Perhaps one of the more prolific wrestlers to never step inside a WWE ring, his history includes run in promotions such as Mid South Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions and most notably World Championship Wrestling (WCW). As part of the Midnight Express, alongside Dennis Condrey and later Stan Lane, Bobby Eaton won a number of tag team championships across those various promotions. Being managed by Jim Cornette also gave the Midnight Express an added sense of notoriety.
Bobby Eaton also enjoyed some success as a singles star, defeating Arn Anderson to win the WCW Television Championship at Superbrawl I. His WCW career would wind down towards the latter part of the 90s, and he would spend the 2000s working the independent circuit, often reprising the Midnight Express tag team with Dennis Condrey.
My heartfelt condolences go out to Bobby Eaton's family, friends and fans at this time.
By Mick Robson