WWE legend King Kong Bundy has passed on aged 61.

Bundy at one of his matches

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Alan Pallies, fought Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2 and had posted a message on social media just hours before his passing.

American wrestling promoter David Herro paid tribute to Bundy on social media.

He posted:
 “Today we lost a legend and a man I consider family. Rest in peace Chris. We love you. Thank you for believing in me.”

Bundy took part in one of the shortest matches in history when he defeated SD Jones at the first WrestleMania in just nine seconds.

He also took part in the first steel cage match at the next WrestleMania in 1986 when he faced Hogan.

Bundy retired from wrestling in 2007 after losing to Jim Duggan and moved into acting.

The start from New Jersey went on to take part in TV show  Married With Children and later went on to star in hit film Moving.