Since the news broke of Bobby Eaton’s passing away at the age of 62, the wrestling world has been reacting.
Eaton was best known from his time as a member of the Midnight Express who were managed by Jim Cornette. There were a few different versions of the tag team as Eaton first teamed with Dennis Condrey and then Stan Lane.
Eaton is widely credited for being someone who was an innovator of offense moves and well known for being a kind individual outside of the ring.
You can see some of those reactions below:
Just woke up to the horrible news of Beautiful Bobby Eaton passing
If you saw him in the ring you knew how great he was
If you met him in person you knew he was even greater
I will miss my friend very much#MidnightExpress pic.twitter.com/L4jzL92jPd
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) August 5, 2021
What a sad day yesterday. Lost two great friends and Wrestling Legends. Beautiful Bobby Eaton and Bert Prentice. No words…rest in peace my friends. pic.twitter.com/fzBFi9isNr
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) August 5, 2021
The National Wrestling Alliance is Saddened to hear about the passing of the legendary ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton.
We send our love to his friends and family.
— NWA (@nwa) August 5, 2021
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton – part of the legendary Midnight Express tag team. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/s7nxx3LIXh
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 5, 2021
God speed my friend! Absolutely one the best in and out of the ring! So sad ! RIP Bobby Eaton pic.twitter.com/lbUPU4iaMn
— GANGREL (@gangrel13) August 5, 2021
“There will never be another…” always gets said, but this is absolutely true; “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton was literally one of a kind.
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) August 5, 2021
So Sad And Sorry To Hear About My Close Friend And One Of The All Time Greats, Bobby Eaton! Beautiful Bobby And The Midnight Express Were One Of The Greatest Tag Teams In The History Of The Business! Rest In Peace! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/DWTKeeL7wz
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 5, 2021
RIP to one half of the midnight express and one of to he greatest workers of all time “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, condolences to his friends and family pic.twitter.com/0eEFVCN7yk
— “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 5, 2021
RIP Bobby Eaton. A friend, and an absolute master of the craft of professional wrestling. A man whom I hope will get the recognition that he undeniably deserves. It was my pleasure to know, watch and learn from you. Our industry is a better place because of you. Godspeed sir. 😔 pic.twitter.com/6VdcgBDcdt
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) August 5, 2021
Bobby Eaton is a man with a professional reputation you aspire to build & a personal reputation you hope those you care for have about you. A MASTER of our craft and one of the nicest men I’ve had the pleasure to meet. My condolences to his family, my gratitude for the memories
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) August 5, 2021
If you’ve studied pro wrestling with any true attention, you’ve studied Bobby Eaton. And understand just how special he was in the ring. Every time I encountered him outside of it, he was an even better person. #RIPBobbyEaton
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) August 5, 2021
My deepest condolences to Taryn, Dillon & Dustin and family of Bobby Eaton who has passed https://t.co/k9x6tbVLZm dear friend, partner, travel buddy, teacher, superbly skilled Pro who would make everyone who knew him feel happy inside, love you.x
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 5, 2021
Very saddened to hear the news that Beautiful Bobby Eaton has passed from this life. Anyone that knew him or had the honor to work with him knows what a 1st class human being he is. When I first entered wrestling he was instrumental in helping me. We lost a great one. pic.twitter.com/6BMIN4NalD
— Marc Mero (@MarcMero) August 5, 2021
So sad this morning to hear of the passing of Beautiful Bobby Eaton. He was a wonderful person and I am so lucky I had a chance to know him and work with him. He was certainly one of the good guys I have met in this business. #RIPBobbyEaton pic.twitter.com/YUQTEhuT72
— Charles Robinson (@WWERobinson) August 5, 2021
RIP “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton. Less than a month ago, a group of producers sat around and watched this on my i-pad. We all agreed Bobby was so talented and would be a star in any era. https://t.co/LXwrJY898x pic.twitter.com/Fo1KG12OWn
— Pat Buck (@buckneverstops) August 5, 2021
RIP “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton. Look him up and learn.
— Eddie Kingston #BlackLivesMatter (@MadKing1981) August 5, 2021
Todays episode of @BustedOpenRadio is dedicated to the life, career and memory of one of the greatest to ever step foot in a wrestling ring …
Condolences to his family, friends and the boys.
God Bless and RIP “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton. pic.twitter.com/MOH1GkrHV0
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) August 5, 2021
I can not begin to tell y’all how sorry I am to hear of Bobby Eaton’s passing.
Terry and I first met and worked with Bobby in 1978.
What a tremendous worker and person!!!
My condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) August 5, 2021
Woke up to the horrible news that Bobby Eaton has passed. Such a master of our craft; I’m in awe of you as much today as I was as a kid. As an even better man, I’m honored to have made your acquaintance along the way. My heart goes out to all he touched. Rest well, sir. 🙏
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) August 5, 2021
Bobby Eaton is one of the best to ever step in a ring. I wish I could’ve had the chance to work with him. To listen to him more. To learn from him. To let him know how much we all appreciate him and the sacrifices he gave us. RIP Bobby. One of the good ones.
— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) August 5, 2021