Wrestler “Bullet” Bob Armstrong has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Wrestling legend “Bullet” Bob Armstrong has passed away. He was 80.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. Brian James, who is WWE wrestler “Road Dogg” Jesse James, announced the passing on Twitter.

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“WWE is saddened to learn that “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, a WWE Hall of Famer and patriarch of the legendary Armstrong wrestling family, has passed away at age 80,” WWE said in a statement.

He was involved in several roles in the wrestling industry. He was mainly a singles competitor during his in-ring career.

Outside of competing, he was also a Booker, promoter, trainer, and On-Air official. The Marietta, Georgia native was also known as Bob Armstrong, Bullet, Georgia Jaw Cracker, Georgia Jaw Jacker, Jim Durango, and Super A.

His signature move was the Georgia Jawbreaker.

In the final match before his death, he defeated The Assassin at the CCW Fanfest on May 5, 2011 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds Building in Dothan, Alabama.

According to Cagematch.net, he won 773 matches of the 1,165 in his career. He lost 310 matches with 82 draws. His last loss as a wrestler came in 2009 when he lost a match with Steve Armstrong to The Moneymakers (JP Magnum and Teddy Tutwiler) for the GCW Tag Team Championship on December 26, 2009 in Pell City, Alabama.

He was a tag team with Robert Fuller in the NWA from 1973 through 1981. In 1978, he tag teamed with Fuller as The Georgia Jaw Jacker.

He was part of a Stable called Armstrongs with Bob Armstrong, Brad Armstrong, Brian Armstrong, Scott Armstrong, Steve Armstrong in NWA, WCW, SMW, and the Independent circuit.

Armstrong won numerous championships throughout his career.

Championships won in his career:

  • AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • CWF Heavyweight Championship
  • CWF Tag Team Championship
  • GASW Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Columbus Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Georgia Southeastern Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Georgia Southeastern Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Georgia Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Macon Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Macon Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA National Tag Team Championship
  • NWA National Television Championship
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Wrestle Birmingham Heavyweight Championship
  • USA Heavyweight Championship

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