Legendary tag team wrestler Bobby Fulton is going under the knife this morning. He posted a photo to his Twitter of the pre-op preparations. He’s been battling throat cancer since 2019.

Bobby asked fans for prayers and optimism in his post. The veteran grappler finally retired from wrestling in 2020 after a 43 year career in professional wrestling. Several wrestling personalities, including Brian Pillman Jr. wished him well in the replies. Fulton tagged Pillman, Chris Jericho, and Jim Cornette among others in the post.

“Having surgery today on my throat! Please pray for wisdom for the surgeons and that all goes well! Thank you!”

Fulton was one-half of the legendary Fantastics tag team along with Tommy Rogers. Together, the duo worked for Vince McMahon, Sr. as well as Stu Hart’s Calgary Stampede Wrestling territory. His journey took him through every major American territory throughout the 80s.


The high point of the team’s run came when Fulton and Rodgers captured the NWA North American tag team championship on two occasions. They also held the World Class titles in Fritz Von Erich’s territory twice. Their feud with the Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter feud of the year in 1988.

Everybody here at Ringside News sends our best wishes to Bobby Fulton and his family. We wish him a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Bobby Fulton is truly one of the legends of professional wrestling’s territory era.

What’s your favorite Bobby Fulton memory? Share and leave your best wishes for this wrestling legend in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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