The originator of the five-count pin has passed away late Monday night. The news broke on David Herro’s Facebook page. Herro was a longtime friend of Bundy. “

Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family. Rest in Peace Chris. We love you. Thank you for believing in me.”

From David Herro’s Facebook post
Bundy battles Hogan in a cage at WrestleMania II

Christopher Alan Pallies came up with his moniker by combining the name of a monster movie star with the surname of a famous serial killer. He was most famous for pinning his opponents for not a count of three, but demanding the referee count to five. During his tenure in the World Wrestling Federation, he was a member of the The Heenan Family. Feuding with the likes of Andre The Giant, The British Bulldogs, and most famously Hulk Hogan.

Bundy’s biggest profile matchup came in the main event of WrestleMania II against Hogan for the WWF Heavyweight Championship in a steel cage match.

No word at the time of this posting on the cause of Pallies death.

THS sends it’s condolences to the friends and family of King Kong Bundy.