WWE Hall of Famer Bullet Bob Armstrong died Thursday at the age of 80.
Armstrong suffered from bone cancer that had spread to his ribs, shoulder and prostate, per Scott.
That did not stop him from getting in a workout just five months ago:
Scott Armstrong @WWEArmstrong
Today my 80yr old Dad, @WWE Hall of Famer Bullet Bob, asked if he could come over to get a workout! He’s got bone cancer in his ribs, shoulder and prostate and chose not to go through any treatment (his choice)! I put 30lbs on there and he said, “Gimme 100lbs!!! #Motivation 😎 https://t.co/yhfda0AGqA
WWE.com also spread news of his passing and provided these words on his in-ring work:
"Armstrong, however, didn’t rest on his laurels when he was between the ropes. He handled himself well in the rough-and-tumble southeastern territories by employing an assortment of holds and moves, including his feared sleeper and Georgia Jawbreaker. He also possessed the gift of grappling gab, giving him the uncanny ability to wear down a rival with his words as well as with his strength."
Armstrong won a litany of titles in an era where professional wrestling was split into territories.
The United States Marine and former Cobb County (Georgia) firefighter made his name in the Southeastern U.S. Armstrong performed for the National Wrestling Alliance and its affiliates.
He also appeared in professional wrestling matches 59 years apart, with his first occurring in 1960 and his last taking place in 2019:
Armstrong had a great reputation in the business inside and out of the ring. David Bixenspan offered this remembrance that best encapsulated the man's legacy:
He was rightfully inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, with his sons introducing him:
"I think somebody up there likes me," Armstrong said during his speech. "I got to live my dream."
An outpouring of remembrances and support came through on Twitter following news of his death, including those from CM Punk, Triple H, Mick Foley and All Elite Wrestling:
Bullet Bob. Always so nice to me. I’d like to think he saw how thrilled I was whenever I got to speak with him, which fortunately for me was often. Here is a rare picture of him with sleeves on his shirt. Condolences to your family @WWEArmstrong. Your father is a legend. https://t.co/Un9Yn7Rle6
Armstrong is survived by Scott, Brian and his two other sons, Steve and Robert. His wife, Vida Gail James, passed away in June.