Robert Eaton

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Robert Eaton

Born

8/14/1958, Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Birth Name

Robert Lee Eaton

Gender

Male

Also Known As

The Sulton of Swing, Earl Robert Eaton, 'Beautiful' Bobby Eaton, Bobby Eaton, 'Beautiful' Bobby, Earl Of Eaton, Bobby Eaton
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  • Trivia

    • On 13 January 2006 Bobby's son Dillon Eaton, who is 17 years old made his in-ring debut in Kingston, Tennessee.

    • In 2006 Bobby & Dennis were back on the independent circuit where they appeared in the BTW, CCW, CWA, HVW, IRW, NGW, MACW, NGCW, OCW, PWW, SCW, TNT Pro Wrestling, UWA and in the WAE.

    • In 2004 he began a new tour with his original Midnight Express partner Dennis Condrey and they were managed briefly in 2005 by Terri Runnels (Terri Ann Boatwright) in SCW.

    • Beginning in 1998 Bobby began limiting his wrestling and worked backstage as a trainer for WCW and then for the WWF. In 2003 he wrestled in NWA Mid-Atlantic with Ricky Nelson as "The Midnight Express."

    • He wrestled with Sabu in ECW on 14 May 1994 at the "When Worlds Collide" pay-per view to beat Terry Funk & Arn Anderson. In 1995 he was back in WCW & joined "The Blue bloods" with 'Lord' Steve Regal & 'Squire' David Taylor.

    • On 16 January 1992 Arn & Bobby beat Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes to win the WCW World Tag Team titles. On 2 April 1993 Bobby teamed with Stan Lane & Tom Pritchard to beat Arn Anderson, Gibson & Morton in SMW.

    • In 1992 Bobby joined The Dangerous Alliance managed by Paul E. Dangerously with 'The Enforcer' Arn Anderson (Martin Lunde), Larry Zbyszko, 'Ravishing' Rick Rude (Richard Rood) & 'Stunning Steve Austin (Steve Williams).

    • In November 1990 The Midnight Express split up and wrestled solo and Bobby won the WCW Television title 1-time on 19 May 1991 at the annual "WCW Superbrawl" pay-per view when he beat 'The Enforcer' Arn Anderson.

    • In 1989 they had a feud with "The Original Midnight Express" of Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose who were managed by Paul E. Dangerously (Paul Heyman) over the legal right to use the name & who was the original.

    • This new pairing won the NWA United States Tag Team titles 3-times in 1987, 1988 & 1990, the NWA World Tag Team titles 1-time in 1988 & Bobby won the NWA Georgia National Television title 1-time.

    • In August Gibson & Morton won the belts back & The Midnight Express began a feud with The Road Warriors, Animal Joseph Laurinaitis & Hawk (Michael Hegstrand). In January 1997 Cornette fired Condrey & replaced him with 'Sweet' Stan Lane.

    • Cornette & The Midnight Express next went to the NWA in 1985 and in 1986 they renewed their long running feud with The Rock 'N Roll Express beating Gibson & Morton on 2 February to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles.

    • In December 1984 Cornette & The Midnight Express went to WCCW where in 1985 they beat The Fantastics who were Bobby Fulton (James Hines) & Tommy Rogers (Thomas Couch) to win the World Class Tag Team titles.

    • The Midnight Express wrestled, who they believed to be, Mr. Wrestling II & Mr. Wrestling III both wearing masks but after they beat the Express for the titles they removed their mask to reveal they were in fact Gibson & Morton.

    • They also feuded with Magnum T.A. (Terry Wayne Allen) & Mr. Wrestling II (John Walker) who had the Mid-South World Tag Team Titles and in the spring of 1984 The Midnight Express won the titles from them.

    • He moved to the Memphis area where he formed a tag-team with George Gulas calling themselves 'The Jet Set.' In 1984 he moved to MSW (Mid-South Wrestling) where he joined 'Loverboy' Dennis Condrey to form 'The Midnight Express.'

    • Tojo Yamamoto (Harry Watanabe) trained Bobby to be a wrestler & he made his in-ring debut at the age of 17 in 1976 losing to Bearcat Wright in a local independent promotion.

    • While attending Chapman Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama at the age of 13 Bobby worked part-time helping to set up wrestling rings.

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