I’d call it deserved. It is pretty rare to have someone be practically universally revered in wrestling. There are very few people who have almost nothing held against them and when you find someone who fits the description,, you know that they are something special. The wrestling world lost someone like that this week and now the world wants to say goodbye to him.

Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away earlier this week at the age of 62. Eaton was most famous as a tag team wrestler, mainly for his time as part of the Midnight Express with Stan Lane and Dennis Condrey with Jim Cornette as their manager. He was also known as one of the kindest wrestlers in history as well as incredibly skilled in the ring. The wrestling world has since begun to pay tribute, including a statement by WWE.

Eaton will be remembered because he was great. Check out some of his time in the ring:

Midnight Express vs. Rock N Roll Express - April 28, 1990

Midnight Express w/ Corny VS Lawler, Brad Armstrong & Mystery Partner

Bobby Eaton, Brown Sugar vs Jacques Rougeau, Terry Taylor (1-1-83) Memphis Wrestling

Opinion: This is a rough one as Eaton really was one of the best in-ring talents of all time. What makes things feel all the more special is how revered he is for his personality. You don’t get to hear something like that about too many people, either in the wrestling business or elsewhere. Eaton was an amazing wrestler both in and out of the ring and it is sad to see him gone.

What did you think of Eaton? What was your favorite match of his career? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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