King Kong Bundy (Alive)
Chris Pallies [1957 - Present]
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Weighing in at 450+ pounds, King Kong Bundy was discovered by the Von Erich family, first wrestled as "Big Daddy Bundy" and then was recruited by manager Gary Hart. He had now adopted the name King Kong Bundy along with a new look: completely hairless with pale skin and a black singlet. Bundy engaged in legendary feuds with Ric Flair, Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan during the mid-1980s. He also won the shortest match in WrestleMania history by defeating S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones in just 9 seconds in 1985. Bundy wrestled sporadically during the 1990s and even made a couple of appearances on "Married . . . with Children." Although he occasionally still wrestles, Bundy has recently embarked on a new career as a stand-up comedian.

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TR - 2008-10-17 12:36:13

I thought Uncle Elmer eclipsed King Kong Bundys speediest match record when they were giving him a push. I thought the man he beat was Swede Hanson.

SS - 2008-12-20 11:44:46

It said the shortest match in WrestleMania history and not the quickest match in the history of the company, But your right about Uncle Elma as having the quickest match but i' not who it was against

Christopher Chipps - 2009-06-05 18:29:15

I doubt if King Kong Bundy really weighed 450 pounds. I know they exaggerate a wrestler's height and weight. I believe Bundy only weighed about 400 to 410 pounds.

anonymous - 2009-08-06 01:46:58

he couldnt wrestle so it doesn't matter what he weighed

richard west - 2010-05-13 03:43:43

i heard they were 2 king kong bundy s first one name is jerry ralph from nashville he got in bad health and cris took over is this true

michael lee sorrells - 2010-07-27 14:40:47

like the way he is big 450ib know good wrestler may have move some don,t have and do

Ernie - 2010-08-24 13:37:15

OK - we need subtitles for that last comment!

mike - 2010-11-02 03:55:31

In the AWA he was known as Boom Boom Bundy

Rick Stinnett - 2011-01-29 14:20:24

King Kong Bundy ( Jerry Ralph ) is a legend in the world of pro wrestling and should be in the Hall of Fame. I urge all wrestling fans to flood the WWE office with letters on getting this man what is due to him. I have personally known King Kong Bundy for a number of years and you can not ask for a better gentleman. So join me in getting this man into the wrestling Hall of Fame. Thank You.

Met KKB - 2012-10-07 06:19:04

A year or so ago I was at an IHOP (location removed to preserve his anonymity) and I noticed this massive guy sit down at a table over from me. It was around 2am, so there was only one waitress on staff, and only one section open to be seated. I noticed him, but didn't pay much attention--except that I noticed a massive roll of fat at the base of the back of his neck. It triggered some distant memory that I couldn't place, and the girl I was with was more interesting at the time. It was about the time I remember having a rubber doll of some wrestler (with a roll of neck fat) as a child, that I heard this beast of a man order four entrees...a couple minutes later I turned to him and apologized, saying he looked familiar. He asked me if I watched wrestling...after stumbling over my response he recounted tales of his career: most notably was his time when he tag teamed with Van Vader and went on a Iraqi tour, only to wind up in prison, making a desperate call to Vince McMahon to get them out. I write this account of my interaction with KKB for one purpose: To dispel the myth of the dumb wrestlers who have no choice but to go in to wrestling. KKB was very articulate, charming, and was at IHOP to study for a test, working on his fourth masters degree. May he be granted continued success and longevity.

Rich west - 2012-12-18 04:29:07

Heard the original King Kong buddy. Aka. Jerry lee Ralph just passed away 12/07/12 sold his rights 1994 lived in old hickory tn

Joshua McCullough - 2013-02-07 16:45:56

Some where between 2004 and 2005 , there was a man that claimed to be King Kong Bundy working for Dynamic Security in Nashville TN , I met the guy. I was very skeptical about it however I was told his references checked out by management. I worked for Dynamic for a while and I only met the guy once. Just wanted to know if anyone could confirm this?? Did I actually meet King Kong Bundy?

Rich west - 2013-02-11 12:06:50

Yes you did his real name was jerry lee Ralph the original King Kong bundy sold his rights 1994 he was married to Carolyn ralph

Unknown - 2013-06-08 23:21:01

Jerry Lee Ralph was NEVER King Kong Bundy...it was just bull crap he made up...Chris is and has always been King Kong Bundy

Richard west - 2013-12-23 02:10:22

Original King Kong bundy s name was jerry Ralph. Died 2012. Married to Carolyn Ralph from Virginia. His son Justin was a wrestler his brother was a wrestler they both told he was the original sold all his rights to cris palas public never knew 2 King Kong bundy need to meet somebody else that knows the real jerry Ralph his wife and son is in probate over his estate under oath. He lived in old hickory owned stock in catipillar other investments if u can help email fastforwardmando@yahoo.com thanks

Rich west - 2014-01-28 09:55:36

His wife for 13 years confirmed and his brother Jeff jailbird his son Justin is trying to hide his money he had stock money he and Carolyn are in probate he died at 53 was gona get his cash at 55 but did not live that long talk to personal friends sold his rights to cris pales 1994 had cancer from steroids thought he was gona dye why he sold his rights carol talk to cris manager he confirmed he sold his rights 2 King Kong bundy s jerry Ralph was original got stock money hid in probate for years til the money shows up

Justin Ralph, Sr. - 2014-03-20 13:16:06

Mr. West Before you publish anything in public, please check out your facts. Yes, my father was a Pro wrestler. Yes, he did work as King Kong Bundy. No, when he died he was almost broke. I have received official notice from the stated companies that my father told his wife he had stock in. She and I both now know that there are no stocks. Yes Carolyn and myself are in probate, jointly. I am an exact copy of my father in attitude and business. Again please get you facts true and accurate before you post something on a public forum. If you have any problems with me, you can reach me on facebook. Or both my uncle and stepmother have my address. I am a straight forward adult. I expect respect from those who use my name for public or private issues. If you or anyone else can not do this, leave me out of the drama. This is my one and only polite request. Slander is an illegal act punishable by local, state and federal laws.