WWE NEWS: Bob Armstrong Has Bone Cancer, But Refusing Treatment

Bob ArmstrongWWE legend ‘Bullet’ Bob Armstrong is suffering from bone cancer in several parts of his body but is refusing treatment at the age of 80.

 

 

Scott Armstrong revealed that his father “Bullet” Bob Armstrong has been diagnosed with bone cancer in his ribs, shoulder and prostate. Scott stated that Bob won’t undergo treatment for the cancer before posting a photo of Bob working out.

Scott still works in WWE as a referee and producer while Bob was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. Bob wrestled his last match on May 11, 2019 for Continental Championship Wrestling in Dothan, Alabama, defeating The Assassin.

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WWE legend ‘Bullet’ Bob Armstrong suffering from bone cancer in several parts of body but refusing treatment aged 80

Bob Armstrong with son

WWE legend ‘Bullet’ Bob Armstrong is suffering from bone cancer in several parts of his body but is refusing treatment at the age of 80.

Armstrong’s eldest son Scott – best known for being a WWE referee – posted the news online, with a picture of his dad on a weight machine.

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Scott wrote: “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!!!”

Armstrong’s other sons Robert Bradley, Steve and Brian also had careers in the WWE.

But their dad made his name on the independent scene for two decades reigning as the NWA heavyweight champion.

Bob Armstrong with team

He got the ring name Bullet after he wore a mask to cover his face which was severely disfigured after a set of 180lb weights fell on to it while his exercise bench broke.

After his successful surgeries – which cost £30,000 in total – were completed Armstrong no longer wore a mask but continued to go by the name Bullet until his 1982 retirement.

During semi-retirement the ring veteran would make TV appearances for WWE’s rivals TNA.

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But in 2011 Armstrong was inducted into the WWE.

Armstrong still continued to compete in occasional matches around the local circuit in Georgia, and last May wrestled his last match for Continental Championship Wrestling in Dothan, Alabama, where he beat The Assassin.

Wrestling News Plus would like to extend its best wishes to “Bullet” Bob.