Legendary wrestler Bobby Eaton has passed away at age 62.
Eaton passed away on Wednesday; his passing was announced by his sister, Deborah, on her Facebook page.
I never wanted to have to post this ,but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night . When i find out all the details i will post them . Bobby was the kindest ,loving person you would ever meet . I loved him so much and going to miss him . Please say a prayer for my Neice Taryn she found him . And she just lost her Mom a little over a Month ago .
Bobby Eaton is best known for his work as one-half of the legendary Midnight Express tag team. He was a six-time NWA Tag Team Champion and a one-time WCW Television Champion; he was also inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2019.
Eaton is survived by his three children, Dustin, Dylan and Taryn. His wife, Donna Dundee Eaton, passed away on June 26, 2021.
Several of his peers and fans in the wrestling business shared memories of Bobby Eaton, noting that while he played a bad guy on TV, he was one of the nicest men in wrestling and one of the best to step inside a ring.
The National Wrestling Alliance is Saddened to hear about the passing of the legendary 'Beautiful' Bobby Eaton.
We send our love to his friends and family.
His impact & legacy will always be remembered. #NWAFam pic.twitter.com/8jaqErv2bc
— NWA (@nwa) August 5, 2021
“There will never be another…” always gets said, but this is absolutely true; “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton was literally one of a kind.
Rest In Peace, Bobby. The wrestling Business did not deserve you, but I’m glad we got you.#RIPBobbyEaton
*clips on my Instagram* pic.twitter.com/XLoH3P22f1
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) August 5, 2021
Bobby Eaton is a man with a professional reputation you aspire to build & a personal reputation you hope those you care for have about you. A MASTER of our craft and one of the nicest men I’ve had the pleasure to meet. My condolences to his family, my gratitude for the memories
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) August 5, 2021
So Sad And Sorry To Hear About My Close Friend And One Of The All Time Greats, Bobby Eaton! Beautiful Bobby And The Midnight Express Were One Of The Greatest Tag Teams In The History Of The Business! Rest In Peace! ?????? pic.twitter.com/DWTKeeL7wz
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 5, 2021
If you’ve studied pro wrestling with any true attention, you’ve studied Bobby Eaton. And understand just how special he was in the ring. Every time I encountered him outside of it, he was an even better person. #RIPBobbyEaton
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) August 5, 2021
I really hate doing these it's been a rough week, but we once again send out our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and the fans around the world as the legendary Beautiful Bobby Eaton has passed away at the age of 62. We thank you for the Memories. R.I.P. Bobby. pic.twitter.com/QfmJuzSPN5
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) August 5, 2021
My deepest condolences to Taryn, Dillon & Dustin and family of Bobby Eaton who has passed https://t.co/k9x6tbVLZm dear friend, partner, travel buddy, teacher, superbly skilled Pro who would make everyone who knew him feel happy inside, love you.x
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 5, 2021
More tears shed this morning with the passing of one of the greatest "workers" our industry has ever seen. "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton has passed way too soon at age 62. Go with God my dear friend as your legend will live in our stories & hearts with much Love & respect!?❤️
— Les Thatcher (@LesThatcher) August 5, 2021