King Kong Bundy is no longer with us. He passed away yesterday and the pro wrestling world is reacting in sadness. He was only 61-years-old and an absolutely wonderful person to be around.

George “The Animal” Steele was an American professional wrestler, school teacher, author, and actor. He is also no longer with us as he passed away on February 16th, 2017. However, during his life, Steele was able to make a big impression on Enzo Amore even though Real1 apparently doesn’t remember The Animal’s name.

Enzo Amore sent out a heartfelt message for the late King Kong Bundy, but somehow he mistook King Kong Bundy for George “The Animal” Steele.

“🙏🏼 #RIPKingKongBuddy the epitome of prowrestlin i recall goin 2 shows @ MSG w/ my grandparents, my Grandma Raphaela loved em & hyped em up the whole ride in, plenty of wrestlers risked it all that night, but I never forgot the guy w/ the green tongue who ate the turnbuckle 💪🏼”


Of course, the Internet Wrestling Community is ruthless which is one of the reasons why we love it so much. They were quick to remind Enzo Amore of this case of mistaken identity and some of them went out of their way to make an excellent point in the process.

Popular IWC YouTuber Grim from Grim’s Toy Show even got in on the fun. After all, Enzo even spelled Bundy’s name wrong.

Then again, maybe Enzo Amore’s nickname for George Steele was “King Kong Buddy” and he’s just now getting around to sending out a tweet about him on a very unfortunate day.

RIP King Kong Bundy and George “The Animal” Steele. They were amazing entertainers and two completely different people.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton is a seasoned writer with over 30 years of experience. He began his career writing advertisements for local newspapers in New York before transitioning to publishing news for Ringside News. His expertise includes writing, editing, research, photo editing, and video editing. In his free time, he enjoys bungee jumping and learning extinct languages.

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