A History of the Legend

5.-Bobby-Duncum-Jr.Bobby Edward Duncum Jr. was born August 26th, 1965 in Amarillo, Texas.  He was a well-known American professional wrestler in his time.  He was a member of The West Texas Rednecks and was best known for his time in the World Championship Wrestling, or WCW.

Duncum began his time after high school playing football for the University of Texas.  After that, he began playing professionally for the Dallas Texans of the Arena Football League.  As a wrestler, Duncum made his debut in September 1992 by wrestling for the Global Wrestling Federation in Texas.  He and his tag team partner, Johnny Hawk, won several tag team championships together.  They were known as the Mustangs.  Shortly after a major loss in January, 1993, the Mustangs disbanded.

After taking a two year break from wrestling, Duncum made his debut in the All Japan Pro Wrestling competition in January 1995 where he had many victories.  Over the next few years, he wrestled in many matches, as a single and six-man tag team, while in the AJPW.  He also made several appearances in the Continental Wrestling Alliance in Dallas, Texas.

Duncum debuted in Extreme Championship Wrestling in February 1997 while still competing in the AJPW.  Soon after, he was wrestling in both clubs, which he did until July 1998.

Duncum made his World Championship Wrestling debut on the November 16th episode of WCW Monday Nitro, where he defeated Chris Jericho in a World Television Championship match.  Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to win Jerico’s title because he won via countout.  Just six days later, Duncum faced Jericho for a rematch for the title on his pay-per-view debut, but lost.

Duncum became a heel in the first part of 1999 and helped formed a faction called The West Texas Rednecks.  The Rednecks became famous with the Southern wrestling fans of the WCW and were more popular that the Soldiers.  Duncum competed in numerous singles matches on Saturday Night and Thunder and even attempted to win the World Television Title from Booker T but was unsuccessful.

At The Great American Bash on June 13th, Duncum and his partner Henning lost to the No Limit Soldiers in a tag team match.  Less than four weeks later, on July 11th, the Rednecks lost to the Soldiers again at the Bash at the Beach in another tag team match.  After these losses, the Rednecks made their final pay-per-view appearance on August 14th at Road Wild where they lost to The Revolution in a six-man tag team match.

Twelve days later, Duncum had his final televised appearance as he and the Rednecks lost to The Filthy Animals.

Duncum took time off from the WCW to recover from reconstructive rotator cuff surgery after the last fight.  During that time off, he died on January 24th, 2000 of an accidental overdose from a prescription painkiller that was prescribed by his doctor.