On Thursday, August 5, 2021, the wrestling world lost a universally beloved talent in “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton at the age of 62.
Known for his time as a member of the Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton is credited with a great innovative offense as well as being a genuinely kind individual outside of the ring.
Many in wrestling have reacted to the news of Eaton’s passing via social media. You can see some of those reactions below:
The National Wrestling Alliance is Saddened to hear about the passing of the legendary 'Beautiful' Bobby Eaton.— NWA (@nwa) August 5, 2021
We send our love to his friends and family.
His impact & legacy will always be remembered. #NWAFam pic.twitter.com/8jaqErv2bc
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
Everyone at BT Sport sends their thoughts to the family and friends of 'Beautiful' Bobby Eaton.— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) August 5, 2021
A tag team specialist, his work as one half of The Midnight Express will go down as some of the greatest ever. It set the blueprint.
RIP, 1958-2021 pic.twitter.com/zAIr0VSL7f
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
Woke up from a nap to find out that one of the absolute best guys not just in the ring but out of the ring as well has passed away. Beautiful Bobby Eaton was a guy I spent many of nights on the road with and I was privileged he took me under his wing as my mentor. R.I.P Bobby pic.twitter.com/rEKyHNKgcj— chase owens (@realchaseowens) August 5, 2021
There’s not a single worker that I know that didn’t think Bobby Eaton was the absolute best. A Legend. Rest in Power ----— Mike Bennett (@RealMikeBennett) August 5, 2021
Bobby Eaton was not only an amazing pro-wrestler, he was a kind man. I loved watching him in the ring and loved the times I got to sit and talk with him.— CORINO (@StevenCorino) August 5, 2021
Rest well Beautiful Bobby.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Bobby Eaton. He was beautiful in and out of the ring. One of the earliest people to deal with. His @nwa HOF speech was so him, simply saying “thank you”. My condolences to his family, friends & fans.— David Marquez (@CWFHMarquez) 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
Bobby Eaton was just 1 of a kind. Had alot of great times with him. 1 of the Greatest wrestles of all time . He will be missed.— Demolition Smash (@RealDemoSmash) August 5, 2021
We lost the essence of a true WORKER in Bobby Eaton and that's such a loss for wrestling as a whole.— Moisturized VIOLENCE. (@SugarDunkerton) August 5, 2021
No such thing as a bad match with this man involved and never a word of bad advice to anyone he shared it with.
RIP Beautiful Bobby.---- pic.twitter.com/RHNdFeD00W
As a child, I knew you were the bad guy, but being so cool made you hard to hate. So innovative, ahead of you time to say the least. The Mid Night Express theme song is still one if my favorites. Meeting you was awesome, working with you was a dream come true. #RIPBobbyEaton pic.twitter.com/0VlbHtCFFu— Caprice Coleman (@CapriceColeman) 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
My heart goes out to the family, friends, and fans of Bobby Eaton. One of a kind talent whose skill in the ring made it look so real.— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) August 5, 2021
Just heard about Bobby Eaton’s passing. Bobby was a pioneer in the ring. He was one of the greatest wrestlers & people of all time. My thoughts are with his family & friends. #RIPBobbyEaton— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) 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
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
“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
Rest In Peace, Bobby. The wrestling Business did not deserve you, but I’m glad we got you.#RIPBobbyEaton
*clips on my Instagram* pic.twitter.com/XLoH3P22f1
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
This is the hardest post to make . Anymore it’s almost daily I hear the passing of a friend a brother in the ring . I just got word one of Wrestling’s best ever in the ring and out . Beautiful Bobby Eaton has passed away . We all love Bobby! #RIPBobbyEaton pic.twitter.com/mWDlbayBDi— Bobby Fulton (@TheBobbyFulton) August 5, 2021
Bobby Eaton visited the ROH locker room a few times when I first started. Each time, he worried the newer generation wouldn't know him. Each time, myself, The Briscoes, Kaz, Daniels, and just about everyone else were THRILLED to see him. What a nice man.— Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni) August 5, 2021
Alabama Jam, forever.
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
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
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
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 "Beautiful" Bobby!