Jeff Jarrett Calls WWE Hall Of Famer The 'John Cena' Of The Territories
'Bullet' Bob Armstrong was a major star during the territory days
Jeff Jarrett has put over fellow WWE Hall of Famer 'Bullet' Bob Armstrong as being akin to the 'John Cena' of his era.
Speaking on a recent episode of his My World with Jeff Jarrett podcast, Double J said:
"Bob was a regional, a territory superstar, but he was like a megastar. He was a Hulk Hogan. He was a Stone Cold [Steve Austin.] He was a John Cena of the territories. He was so good at his trade, at his craft.
"He could talk them into the building like none other. He looked great. He worked out, daily into his late, late, late, late years. Until he got really sick, he was in the gym. He took care of his body. He worked his ass off. He was just a megastar".
Armstrong debuted in 1960 and wrestled his last match in 2019, at age 78. He passed away on August 20, 2020.
Bullet Bob was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 and Jarrett believes there were few more deserving on the honour.
Discussing Armstrong's unique abilities further, Jarrett said:
"He was box office, and at the end of the day, that is what the industry is about. You can be a good in-ring performer, you can have a great promo skill. You can do this and that. In this era, you can have all kind of five-star accolades. Bullet drew money, and that's the most important thing at the end of the day. Bullet put butts in seats".
Armstrong's four sons - Brad, Scott, Steve and Brian (AKA Road Dogg) - all followed their father into the business.