New Japan Pro-Wrestling paid tribute to the legendary King Kong Bundy on Wednesday at their annual anniversary show in Tokyo, Japan. The WrestleMania II headliner passed away earlier this week at the age of 61.
While Bundy was best known for his work in the United States, in particular for his feud with Andre the Giant and WrestleMania II cage match against Hulk Hogan, the super heavyweight star actually worked more than 70 matches for New Japan in the mid-1980s, clashing with names like Antonio Inoki, Tatsumi Fujinami and even worked as a part of a tag team with Bruiser Brody.
New Japan paid tribute to King Kong Bundy during Wednesday’s show with a moment of silence and aa ten bell salute, while a portrait of him was held in the ring.
A solemn 10-Bell salute for wrestling great King Kong Bundy. Our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/AhOe8ZljDk
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) March 6, 2019