Friday, November 2, 2012

Brad Armstrong Passes Away at 51!

Once again, more sad news about a wrestler passing away too young.  Brad Armstrong, who wrestled primarily in the Georgia, Mid-South (UWF) and NWA/WCW territories, passed away on November 1 at the age of 51.

The oldest son of "Bullet" Bob Armstrong, Brad Armstrong had won a number of junior heavyweight titles but was best known for his work in tag matches either with his father as his partner or with "White Lightning" Tim Horner as "The Lightning Express."  Brad's brothers, Steve, Scott and Brian (AKA Road Dogg Jesse James) were also wrestlers.  In 2011, Brad helped induct his father into the WWE Hall of Fame.

I was a big fan of Brad Armstrong either in singles or in his work with Tim Horner.  The Lightning Express, in my opinion, were one of the most underrated tag teams of the mid-to-late 80's, which were stocked with quality tag teams.  Here they are wearing the UWF Tag Team title belts.  No official word on cause of death.

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