Friday, August 28, 2020

Bob Armstrong Passes Away

Bob Armstrong with his son Brad
Georgia Championship Wrestling 1982

Our heartlfelt condolences to our friend Jillian on the death of her grandfather, and to all the family and friends of "Bullet" Bob Armstrong. Rest in peace.


My first vivid memories of Bob Armstrong were from the Knoxville territory in the mid-1970s under a mask as the Georgia Jaw-Jacker. 
My fondest memories though, are of him as the foil to Roddy Piper in early 1982 on Georgia Championship Wrestling, including an angle with his son Brad. They brought that feud simultaneously to the Mid-Atlantic area, too, and it headlined several Mid-Atlantic towns off the exposure it had on the Superstation.
Another cool moment was Bob appearing as the surprise partner of his son Brad against Jimmy Garvin and Bill Dundee on WTBS World Championship Wrestling the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 1986. 
Those are just three small memories of what was nearly five decades of wonderful memories Bob Armstrong gave to his many fans. Rest in peace. - DB