Bob Armstrong

  • Born: October 3, 1939
  • Died: August 27, 2020
  • Location: Pensacola, Florida


WWE Hall of Fame wrestler…

"Bullet" Bob Armstrong, the WWE Hall of Fame wrestler whose career spanned from 1960 to 2009, died Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the age of 80. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Bob was a fantastic wrestler and had many accomplishments. To the family I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the many memories Bob leaves. Continued comfort to the family.

Posted by - MS   October 13, 2021

I was his "Tallahassee Lassie" back in the 70's in Tallahassee, Fla. Loved to watch him in action, he was my favorite. He was a great man and will be missed.

Posted by Brenda Shaw Peacock - Other   July 16, 2021

Was so sad to learn this! I used to see Bob wrestle in Columbus GA weekly during the 70s!! I learned from The Magnificent Adrian Street on 2018 that Bob resided in Pensacola.... My deepest condolences to you and your family and friends.

Posted by Sharon May-Short - Navarre, FL   July 05, 2021

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from heavy.Here I dwell with God above. Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal Love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I am with you every morning and noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me and said, I welcome you. It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest Family, they'll be here later on. There's so much that we have to do,to help our mortal man. God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight. God and I are closest to you.... in the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years. Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears of happiness. But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand. But one thing is for certain, though may life on earth is over I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb, But together we can do it by talking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.If you can help somebody who in sorrow and pain; Then you can say to God at night.... My Day was not in vain. And now I am contented... That my life was worthwhile. Know as I passed along the way I made somebody smile. So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low.Just lend a hand to pick him up or her up, as on your way you go.When you're walking or running down the street and you've got me on your mind, I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step Behind. And when it's time for you to go... From the body to be free.Remember You're not Going... You're Coming Here To Me.
Hello to the Armstrong Family's I deeply sorry to hear about the passing of your family members I received the new today of 2021 Here is a Prayer to you All.

This Prayer will give you Strength
And Comforted.

Posted by Brenda (Tooie Faye) Morgan - Geneva, AL - friend   June 03, 2021

Posted by Brenda Morgan - Geneva, AL - friend   June 03, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers to the family ..He was the greatest Wrestler of all time when his music started playing and he come out ..It just put you in awe... Again prayers send with love to the family

Posted by A friend   September 09, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Your loved one and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.

Posted by A friend   September 07, 2020

My condolences go out to the family of Bob. He will be missed by many.

Posted by LeeRoy    September 07, 2020

Sleep well, cousin!

Posted by Jerry Rhodes - Los Angeles, CA - family   September 06, 2020

Bob Armstrong now and recently Mr Wrestling 2, my all time favorites. RIP

Posted by Rober - Acquaintance   September 06, 2020

Heaven just got a new wrestler stepped into the ring.Kamala vs Bullet Armstrong.R.I.P. Brother.

Posted by Terry - Significant Other   September 05, 2020

A true icon of mine and many others. Thank you so much for the memories. Thinking of the family and his friends.

Posted by Dave Chinn    September 04, 2020

Friends for over 50 years and will treasure every memory. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Bobby Simmons - Jackson, GA - friend   September 03, 2020

Bullet Bob was my personal hero growing up. I tried to emulate everything he did, he handled everything so well and was so down to earth. He inspired me to reach for something more in life. I wouldn't be where I am today without his thoughtful guidance. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and many friends and wish to let them know I am praying for them.

Posted by Mark Lee - Chicago, IL   September 02, 2020

Posted by Mac McMurray - Del Rio,, TN - coworker   September 02, 2020

Thanx for the memories

Posted by Anthony jones - oklahoma city, OK - acquaintance   September 01, 2020

I've met Bullet Bob on several occasions, He was a great guy to talk to

Posted by Charlie &Sharon Robinson - Chatsworth, GA - friend   September 01, 2020

I sure loved knowing him and he was definitely a great man he will be missed. Love u bullet. Rip bullett

Posted by Bsrbara Madrie - Phenix City, AL - friend   September 01, 2020

RIP Bob you were a great man

Posted by Kenneth Easterwood - Rome, GA - acquaintance   September 01, 2020

Growing up in Pensacola as a boy, I absolutely loved Bullet Bob Armstrong. He was and will always be my wrestling hero. Bob once lost a "loser leave town match" and I was heartbroken. But alas, the very next week the Georgia Jawjacker came to town and all was well with me again. (That USMC tattoo gave you away, Bullet!)
As I grew to be a man, I tried to build my own "20 inch guns" but never even came close. Bob, to me you were bigger than life, but still down to earth. Your character was good, loyal, and true and in the ring served as a positive role model for many young fans growing up in the 80s. Thank you, Bob!
You were definitely loved! You will definitely be missed! Maybe someday "I'll see you in Mobile, if you will!" or heaven if I get there.

Posted by Christopher Abramowitz    September 01, 2020

My sincere condolence for the family of Bob Armstrong so sorry for your loss as WWE and rest of world cherish many wonderful mmemories ,may you find comfort in God of all tender mercies during this difficult time

Posted by Cas    September 01, 2020

I watched Bob Armstrong through my childhood in the NWA. I saw him get inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. My son and I took a picture with him. He was a great wrestler and will be missed. Lots of love to the family.
Sandra Adams and son, Wilbert

Posted by Sandra Adams - COLUMBUS, GA   August 31, 2020



Posted by maelynn stanley - pt st lucie, FL   August 31, 2020

I send sincere condolences to the family and admirers of Bob Armstrong. God cares for you and will comfort you during these sad times.

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   August 31, 2020

Love the Armstrong's seen them many times here in Knoxville tn.. They were like second family.. R.i.p. bullet bob. Parayers to family

Posted by Lisa Huxhux - Knoxville, TN - friend   August 31, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to the Armstrong /James family

Posted by Gary Blackwood - Marietta, GA - friend   August 31, 2020


BEFORE , I BECAME A FATHER TO MY SON ANDREW JR I , LOVED WATCHING WRESTLING MY , WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE ............ SHALOM , TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! SIR MATTHEW 26:05-26:75 ............. & PSALMS 23:01-23:50 .............


Wow so sorry for your loss. I love to go see Bob Armstrong at the boutwell auditorium in Birmingham ever Monday night. Rest In Peace Mr Bob Armstrong. You were the BEST!!!!

Posted by Joseph Brown    August 31, 2020


Posted by Alishia - SC   August 31, 2020


Heartfelt condolences to the family in your loss of Bob. I grew up watching Bob! I have met him in person a few times many years ago, he seemed to be a really good individual in person. He will truly be missed, what a wrestling legend he will always be to me. ❤ I am ordinarily from Jefferson and Wakler County, Alabama.
Jenna R.

Posted by Jenna Reed - Phoenix, AZ - acquaintance   August 31, 2020

I cannot express my sympathy enough to the Family. Bullet Bob you were a gentleman and a class act. Thank you for the memories and kind words. Godspeed.

Posted by John Saxon - Biloxi, MS - friend   August 31, 2020

To the family and fans of Bob Armstrong. Very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   August 31, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the family in your loss of Bob. May the God of All comfort, comfort you with his tender mercy during this time.

Posted by RH - MS   August 30, 2020

So sorry for your loss sending Prayers for the family

Posted by Pamela Canada - Talladega, AL   August 30, 2020


Posted by Pamela Canada - Talladega, AL   August 30, 2020

God takes the best and on his time. RIP Bullet Bob we are going to miss you. But knowing you are no longer hurting and in heaven with Mrs. Gail and Brad brings tears of joy.

Posted by Jackie Lawler - Opelika, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

I can't say enough about how much Bob helped me throughout the years. He treated me like family, as he does everyone he meets. I have never met a more honorable man in the wrestling business. I am a better person for knowing him. Scott, Steve, and Brian Im praying for your family. Love y'all.

Posted by Joe Kane - Kenner, LA - friend   August 30, 2020

I am crushed to hear of Bobs passing. As a young man breaking into the wrestling business He and his sons taught me a lot. Bob was not only a great wrestler but a great man. My heart goes out to the family. Rest easy Bullet. You will be forever remembered.

Posted by John French - Friend   August 30, 2020

to the james family sorry for your loss and may god watch over you

Posted by jeff gillis - simpson, PA   August 30, 2020

RIP my brother we will meet again in the ring of life.

Posted by Donald Osborne - Crestview, FL - friend   August 30, 2020

I grew up watching Bob! One of my all-time favorites!

Posted by Stan Barrett - Nettleton, MS - friend   August 30, 2020

Thanks for the memories Bullet!!! U were more than a friend or wrestler. U were an inspiration to alot of people.

Posted by Barbara Wise - Kinston, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

Bullet, One Of The Greatest Of All Time" !! Im so sorry to Scott, Bryan and Steve and Family , as I have experienced with my own loss, theres an old saying, time is the great healer, its something that you think of each day and will never forget but as time goes on it gets a little easier to live with, I had the Privilege of working with Bullet many times in which im proud of and I won't forget, learned so much from him. He was truly a Master Craftsmen Of Professional Wrestling, Alot of good times. Go Now and Rest My Friend, Your In Good Hands Now and Won't be Forgotten.
Marcel Pringle

Posted by Marcel Pringle - Mobile,, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

Sending prayers, hugs, love , condolences, sympothy, thought . Mr. Bullet will be loved and missed. He eas an awesome wrestler. He will be loved and missed.

Posted by Becky Austin - acquaintance   August 30, 2020


Thank you for the memories. May The Lord wrap his arms around your family, friends, fellow wrestlers & your fans and give comfort to all. You will always be bad to the bone. I will always remember watching you from Georgia Championship Wrestling all the way through the territories you was in.

Posted by Lois Damron - Virgie, KY   August 30, 2020

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My heartfelt condolences to the family's..


Posted by A friend   August 30, 2020

Praying for the family. He will be missed not forgotten

Posted by Billy and jerri Camp - Haleyville, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

A Geat Wrestler and a Great man.He. will be missed.

Posted by KATHLEEN STEVENS - ENTERPRISE, AL - friend   August 30, 2020


May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   August 30, 2020


Godspeed Bob, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the memories.

Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.

Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Marine Corps.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   August 30, 2020

Sorry for your lost.

Posted by Shanon Josey - Marianna, FL - friend   August 30, 2020

Joan.McCarley worked at Dillard.s .Music Park Rome Georgia Prays for family

Posted by A friend   August 30, 2020

I was introduced to wrestling by my niece (8 yrs younger!). This was at a time when the arenas
We're mostly men, with a scattering of ladies/girls. Must say, the men were all courteous. The women were just as boisterous as the men
Cheering for your favorite.
Bullet received a lot of love. I was a big fan. Young, impressionable and in awe. At one show, had excellent seats, way.up front. Yelling LOUD, telling slam him!. He turned around gave a smile and wink. Of course my niece and I thought it was directed to us. To this day I say it was. Their was many hundreds of people
present to see Bullet. His eyes were for everyone.

Posted by A friend   August 30, 2020


Rest well sir. My condolences to your family and loved ones. Thank you for so many wrestling memories.

Posted by Jayn Adkins - El Paso, TX - friend   August 30, 2020

I had the honor of meeting Bob Armstrong at many matches in Dothan Alabama during his CCW wrestling years there. I was also in the Armed forces . He was Marines as I was Army. He was great person and will be missed. Condolences and prayers to the family . God bless

Posted by Michael Barr - Slocomb, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

Great guy loved watching him

Posted by Michael Stobert - Maplesville, AL   August 30, 2020

RIP my friend condolences to the family Our prayers for the family are offered up

Posted by Robert Rosser - Euharlee, GA - acquaintance   August 30, 2020

Prayers so sorry for your loss

Posted by Olin Fields - Chatsworth, GA   August 30, 2020

R I P Bullitt Bob

Posted by Justion Edwards - Holly Pond, AL - acquaintance   August 30, 2020

He was a great person and man

Posted by Steve Starr - friend   August 30, 2020

My idol and hero growing up. Glad I got to meet him and his family on several occasions. The wrestling world will now truly never be the same.

Posted by Brad Williams - Daleville, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

Posted by Brad Williams - Daleville, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

Rip.peace Bob we love you

Posted by Kerry Creamer - Apalachicola, FL - acquaintance   August 30, 2020

I saw him when I was younger. Great man. He will be missed but I know he is not hurting anymore but he is rejoicing in Heaven. R.I.P. Bullet

Posted by James Smitherman - Randolph, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

Mr. Armstrong was a mainstay in my childhood watching him wrestle on tv. Had the opportunity to meet in person when I became an adult and a nicer man you would never find.

Posted by Ronald Baldwin - Trenton, GA - acquaintance   August 30, 2020

He was my child hood hero watched him since I was about 4 R.I.P and God bless and comfort this great family

Posted by Lester Bailey - Spanish Fort, AL   August 30, 2020

I had the honor of meeting Bullet Bob and his sweet wife quite a few times. Once they knew you, they treated you like family. My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to the family.

Posted by Vanessa Ojala - Lynn Haven, FL - friend   August 30, 2020

He will be missed very much in this world. Take care my friend.

Posted by Gene Branam - Corryton, TN - friend   August 30, 2020

May you rest in peace Bullet!
What a kind sould you were, lighting up arenas all around just by your presence! You will truly be missed!

Posted by Christopher Stolze - Colquitt, GA - friend   August 30, 2020

Thank you for everything . I always loved you and your family. Until we meet. Sending love , prayers , and hugs. Lisa Crowe

Posted by Lisa Crowe - Chattanooga, TN - acquaintance   August 30, 2020

10 memorial chimes of the ring bell in honor of a true legend and icon of the squared circle, "Bullet" Bob Armstrong.

Posted by Les Breese    August 30, 2020

He was a great wrestler

Posted by Frank Dewayne Fain    August 30, 2020


Greatest wrestler of all time. You could feel the excitement in the air every time he stepped into that ring when he came to Macon Georgia. We are the lucky ones to have been able to witness the absolute greatest times in wrestling history. Thank you Bob Armstrong.

Posted by Dee - Macon, GA   August 30, 2020

Thank you for the many wrestling moments. RIP.

Posted by Fred G. - Friend   August 30, 2020

Posted by Jelina Peck - Falkville, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

What a great man and thank you sir for your service to our country

Posted by Jeffery Allen - Fort Oglethorpe, GA   August 30, 2020

Bob Armstrong Was One Of My All-Time Favorite Wrestlers, My Deepest Sympathy To The Armstrong Family, Thank You Bob For The Many Years Of Entertainment You Gave To Wrestling Fans Everywhere

Posted by Jeff Wolfe - CHATTANOOGA, TN   August 30, 2020

You honored me with your presence of many of my shows as far back as Continental Wrestling through my last one for a little girl with cancer. You never disappointed anyone. You was the best and I'm honored to be able to call you my friend! May God look over your family and God bless you ❤

Posted by Larry Patterson - Ashland, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

Bob was a great man Husband and Father and a fighter whether he was fighting fires as a fireman or in the ring with someone who thought they were hot I will miss him as much as I miss my own father who is heaven with the Bullet there will never be anyone like Bob he was one special man who will be missed

Posted by Bonnie Sue (Denson) Hill - 2226 Brownsville Rd, GA - friend   August 30, 2020

I met Bob Armstrong @ Fred Ward's Wrestling in Columbus, Ga. when I was just a young girl. He is what made me fall in love with wrestling. Thank you so much, Bob!!!!!

Posted by SHIRLEY MYRICK - SHELBY, AL - friend   August 29, 2020

Sir thank you for all ways taking the time to talk to me in the dressing room. It was a honor to have knew you.

Posted by Thomas Cochran - carrollton, GA - friend   August 29, 2020

Met the Bullet in 1979, 1986, and 2000. He was extremely kind man. He loved his fans. He told me in 2000 that if it wasn't for the fans that came to see him - he wouldn't have a job.

Posted by Tony BrakeField - Delmar, AL - acquaintance   August 29, 2020

I grew up on the gulf coast watching Bob wrestle when I was a kid. He was and still is my favorite wrestler of all time. Prayers for the family! He was a great man!

Posted by Neal Taylor - Walhalla, SC - friend   August 29, 2020

Father,granfather,marine,wrestler, firefighter, friend and fan favorite. You will be missed.

Posted by Harold - Oklahoma city, OK - acquaintance   August 29, 2020

Posted by Ref Chris Vick - Cartersville, GA - friend   August 29, 2020

I love u all. My thoughts in prayers are with whole family and friends and fans who love bob
I know i did. I love referee everyone of the Armstrong matches and share a locker room with. God bless u rest in peace mr bob Armstrong

Posted by Ref Chris Vick - Cartersville, GA - friend   August 29, 2020

R.I.P Bullet

Posted by Nell Branning - Alford, FL - friend   August 29, 2020

RIP to a Wonderful friend not only a Great Wrestler but a Wonderful husband and father one of the Best of Friends I was so Bless to know and Be Around.

Posted by Mike Headley - Chelsea, AL - friend   August 29, 2020

Bob was not only a great wrestler, he was much more he was a gentle person , he was a great friend to everyone he meet. Mr Bob was a leader in the business of professional wrestling, I remember one match I had with him , I was nervous because I was actually about to go against a legend! And he told me , he looked me in the eyes and he said " Stallion don't be nervous just get out there and give it all you got and I will take care of you and make you look good " and he reall took me under is wing and took care of me and taught me a lot and I will always be grateful to him . Mr. Bob may you Rest In Peace, and thank you for the memories.

Posted by BOBBY Brannon - Dothan, AB - friend   August 29, 2020

Thanks for all the memories Bullet, you were one bad dude and thanks for all the times we were able to watch you from the Dothan Farm center on Saturdays as a kid. I hope your resting in heaven with the other wrestlers that went before you

Posted by A friend   August 29, 2020

Thanks for being a childhood hero.

Posted by Tracy    August 29, 2020

Thanks for the memories love you Bullet

Posted by Frank Miller - Hixson, TN - friend   August 29, 2020

May he RIP. Great man, I will miss him. The Van Camp family.

Posted by A friend   August 29, 2020


BA: “Bullet” will be missed as an octogenarian with condolences to his inside or outside wrestling friends and family!

Posted by - IA   August 29, 2020

Posted by Tammy Castellow - Huntsville, AL   August 29, 2020

Posted by Tammy Castellow - Huntsville, AL   August 29, 2020

My thought's and prayers go out to the entire James/Armstrong family of the passing of Bullet Bob. I had the pleasure of seeing him wrestle several times and got to met him a couple of times and he was always so nice. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Rest In Peace Bullet Bob you'll always be BAD TO THE BONE....

Posted by Tammy Castellow - Huntsville, AL   August 29, 2020

Bob was one of the reasons I fell in love with wrestling and years later I got into the business myself. Rest In Peace Bob and many’s prayers to your family!

Posted by Charles Fredericks - Okeechobee, FL - friend   August 29, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Michele Akkouch - Birmingham, AL - friend   August 29, 2020

Bullet Bob Armstrong was a mainstay in our family home growing up ... he was our hero ... and forevermore will be a legend in our hearts ...

Posted by Jon Evan Stovall - Fayette, AL   August 29, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

Posted by A friend   August 29, 2020

To Scott, Brian, and Steve and their families: I am sorry for loss of your father and grandfather! He is now reunion with your beloved mom and your best brother Brad! Rest In Peace Bob Armstrong! My prayers are with all of you and your family for difficult time!

Posted by Bekky    August 29, 2020

Rest In Peace Bob!

Posted by Mike Thompson - Eastaboga, AL - friend   August 29, 2020

“Daddy Bob” will be missed. I loved him and respected him. He was a great man. I miss the years of traveling around the south working for him and other wrestlers. He and his sons were and always will be family. God be with them.

Posted by Tara McAbee - Hartselle, AL - friend   August 29, 2020

May the words of Jeremiah 29:11 bring comfort to family and friends during this time of sorrow. With many condolences.

Posted by A friend   August 29, 2020

I saw him at the Houston county farm center in Dothan ,Alabama in '83 he was the Southeastern heavyweight champion he was a heel at the time . The next time I sa him there he was a Babyface taking on Ric flair for the new title. Rest in peace Bullet Bob

Posted by Phillip white    August 29, 2020

Rest easy Bullet Bob Armstrong. You will never be forgotten. Condolences to his family.

Posted by Ginger Gunter - Fall River, MA   August 29, 2020

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