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.

Helloween Fest - 2014-05-15 03:01:29

Looking to book Mr Bundy here for a convention in October. Anyone know how to get ahold of him?

laurentdowell - 2014-06-02 20:28:06

King Kong bundyshouldhaveremainaprowrestlerthatswhatheisgoodat

Dennis Rasmussen - 2014-06-05 21:30:18

I had the pleasure to sell insurance to Mr. Ralph and his family, A wonderful and kind hearted man. I know he was the original King Kong Bundy.

sam blue - 2014-07-25 13:08:15

yes he was original i know his ex wife

sam blue - 2014-07-26 12:43:16

i know rich west lives in nashville he knew jerry well good man he knows carrol too she don t trust justin acording to his brother jailbird jerry had stock was found in jp morgan chase by a private investigater hired by carrol says justin erased his files on jerry s computer for 14 hrs on the day of his death it is in probate with both parties she thinks justin knows were money is thinks he is like his dad dont want her to have her half she has since re married byt she is entitled too her part she has papers to prove the money was or still there .investigater is still looking on contengentsy so they will stay on it long as needed she seen proof when they were married for 4 years papers of stock so the facts are straight she dont trust you so thats were its at her lawyer is still on the job. sam blue .

Greg Pratt - 2014-09-13 23:29:34

I knew Jerry Ralph when we both worked in Food Service at the old Tennessee State Prison Prison in Nashville, TN. At one Point a big burly Inmate at the Prison attacked him. Jerry picked him up and set him in hot soapy Water in the Pot Sink. That Guy steered clear of Jerry after that. I do know that at one Time he was Part of the Tag Team the Infernos with Tony Perkins. The Last I knew Tony was a Correctional Officer at Riverbend Prison in Nashvile. He worked there in Unit four at the Prison. The last Time I saw Jerry, he was working Food Service at Shoneys. If Memory serves correctly, it was the Shoneys on Murfreesboro Road in Nashville. He told me that his Father was at one Time a Police Officer in Lakewood, TN which is close to Old Hickory. I met his Wife years ago before they were diviorced.

roman reigns fan - 2014-09-30 18:56:34

King kong bundy will be remembred as one of the best competaters ever

Ray Ray. from Fontana,ca 92335 - 2014-12-03 13:12:45

King Kong Bundy was my idol growing up..And we came on the Bundys best day ever..I amazed how some people comment personel stuff for him but don't know him..? I'm really not sure if MR Bundy Is Alive Or Not,But i wanna add I truly respect his family feelings..By that note I wanna say i grew up watching him eating cereal playing work my action ring.I think kids are missing that now wish everything would slow down and go back to having fun with your kids..me and my dad did all the time..I wish him the best,Good bless .you can email me at rayrod2413@aol.com ..please put him in the hall of fame...