“Beautiful” Bobby Eaton Passes Away At Age 62

Pro wrestling legend "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton passed away at the age of 62 on Wednesday.

Debbie Eaton Lewis, the sister of Bobby, confirmed the news via Facebook. She did not reveal the cause of death.

Eaton was hospitalized in late July after suffering a bad fall. He reportedly broke several fingers and damaged his hip during the fall. It's unknown if his passing is related to the earlier accident.


Eaton was best known for his work as one half of The Midnight Express. Under the management of Jim Cornette, he originally teamed with Dennis Condrey and, later on, with Stan Lane.

A pioneer in the art of tag team wrestling, Eaton also tagged with the likes of Arn Anderson, Koko B. Ware, Steve Keirn, and William Regal.

Eaton wrestled for extended periods of time for various promotions such as Mid-America Wrestling, Continental Wrestling Association, Mid-South Wrestling, WCCW, Jim Crockett Promotions, WCW, and Smoky Mountain Wrestling. He also made brief guest appearances for ECW and TNA.

Wrestling Inc. sends its condolences to the family, friends and fans of Eaton.


Peter Bahi and Keith Goessl contributed to this article.