Bobby Eaton

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Bobby Eaton
Ring name(s) Beautiful Bobby
Bobby Eaton
Earl Robert Eaton
Robert Eaton
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight 233 lb (106 kg)
Born August 14, 1958 (1958-08-14) (age 56)
Huntsville, Alabama
Resides Charlotte, North Carolina
Billed from Huntsville, Alabama
Trained by Tojo Yamamoto
Debut May 1976

Robert Lee "Bobby" Eaton (born August 14, 1958 in Huntsville, Alabama) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for being part of the team the Midnight Express.

During his career, he competed in many different promotions. These include: Mid-America Wrestling, Continental Wrestling Association, Mid-South Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, Smoky Mountain Wrestling and made small guest appearances for Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

On September 6, 2006, it was reported that Eaton was in the hospital after he suffered a heart attack.[1] He was released from the hospital two days later and he released a statement through the Wrestling Observer website saying that he did not have a heart attack but was diagnosed with high blood pressure with a hint of diabetes. He has also suffered several health issues later on which include cardiac problems which have seen him hospitalized on several occasions.[2] In June 2013, he had a pacemaker inserted.[3]

Championships[change | change source]

  • Georgia Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Georgia Television Championship (one time)[4]
  • International Wrestling Cartel
    • IWC Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Dennis Condrey)[5]
  • Jim Crockett Promotions/World Championship Wrestling
    • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (three times) (with Stan Lane)[6]
    • NWA (Mid-Atlantic version)/WCW World Tag Team Championship (three times) (with Dennis Condrey (one), Stan Lane (one) and Arn Anderson (one))[7][8]
    • WCW World Television Championship (one time)[9]
  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Rikki Nelson)[10]
  • Continental Wrestling Association
    • AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (four times) (with Sweet Brown Sugar (two) and Duke Myers (two))[11]
    • CWA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)[12]
    • NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship (eleven times)[13]
    • NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship (six times) (with Lanny Poffo (one), George Gulas (three), Mexican Angel (one) and Great Togo (one))[14]
    • NWA Mid-America Television Championship (one time)[15]
    • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (four times) (with George Gulas and Jerry Barber (one), George Gulas and Arvil Hutto (one), George Gulos and The Mexican Angel (one), and Secret Weapon and Tojo Yamamoto (one))[16]
  • Mid-South Wrestling Association
    • Mid-South Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Dennis Condrey)[17]
  • NWA Bluegrass
    • NWA Bluegrass Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Dennis Condrey)[18]
  • NWA Rocky Top
    • NWA Rocky Top Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Dennis Condrey)[19]
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • He was ranked #27 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1992.[20]
    • He was ranked #91 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.[21]
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1987) (with Stan Lane)
  • World Class Championship Wrestling
    • NWA American Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Dennis Condrey)[23]
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Hall of Fame (Class of 2009) (with Dennis Condrey and Stan Lane as the Midnight Express)
    • Most Underrated Wrestler (1985, 1986, 1990, 1993)
    • Tag Team of the Year (1986) (with Dennis Condrey)
    • Tag Team of the Year (1987, 1988) (with Stan Lane)
    • Worst Worked Match of the Year (1991) (with P.N. News vs. Terrance Taylor and Steve Austin in a Scaffold match at The Great American Bash)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Health Update on Bobby Eaton". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=20145&p=1. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  2. "Report - Bobby Eaton of Midnight Express hospitalized for heart ailment". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2008/1208374817.shtml. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  3. "Update on Bobby Eaton, Undergoes Surgery on Monday". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/misc-news/42488-update-on-bobby-eaton-undergoes-surgery-on-monday. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  4. "NWA National Television Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ga/nwa/nat-tv.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  5. "IWC Tag Team Championship history". Solie's Title History. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ttiwc2.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  6. "NWA United States Tag Team Championship history". Solie's Title History. http://solie.org/titlehistories/usttnwa.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  7. "NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  8. "WCW World Tag Team Championship history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  9. "WCW World Television Championship history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  10. "NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/ma-t.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  11. "AWA Southern Tag Team Championship history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/cwa/awa-s-t.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  12. "CWA World Heavyweight Championship history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/nwa/midam-h.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  13. "NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship history"". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/nwa/midam-h.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  14. "NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/nwa/midam-t.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  15. "NWA Mid-America Television Championship history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/nwa/midam-tv.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  16. "NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-6.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  17. "UWF Tag Team Championship history". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ttmswa.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  18. "NWA Bluegrass Tag Team Championship history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ky/nwa-bluegrass/nwa-bg-t.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  19. "NWA Rocky Top Tag Team Championship". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/e/nwa-rt/nwa-rt-t.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  20. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 1992". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://web.archive.org/web/20010827120326/http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi50092.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  21. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://web.archive.org/web/20030412154857/http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi500yr.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  22. "SMW Television Championship history". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/tvsmw.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  23. "WCWA World Tag Team Championship history". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/attwccw.html. Retrieved 2013-12-21.

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