Bobby Fulton has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The former NWA United States Tag Team Champion revealed the news on Twitter, saying:
“Well I am Covid 19 positive. I wear my mask (covering my nose and Mouth). WHY YOU DUMBASS people REFUSE to wear them or WEAR them below YOUR NOSE. You are the CAUSE this will NOT GO AWAY.”
Well I am Covid 19 positive. I wear my mask ( covering my nose and Mouth) WHY YOU DUMBASS people REFUSE to wear them or WEAR them below YOUR NOSE. You are the CAUSE this will NOT GO AWAY.
— Bobby Fulton (@TheBobbyFulton) January 7, 2021
In December 2019, Fulton revealed that he had been diagnosed with throat cancer. After being declared cancer free in June 2020, he was then hospitalised in July following a return of the disease.
Bobby Fulton was a standout tag-team wrestler of the 1980’s teaming with Tommy Rogers as The Fantastics. Together the pair would win numerous regional tag team titles in several territories across the southern United States.
The Fantastics shared the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Feud of the Year Award in 1988 for their rivalry with the Midnight Express. The teams traded wins in the first half of 1988 culminating in the Midnights beating Fulton and Rogers for the NWA US Tag Team Championships at the Great American Bash. Jim Cornette, the Midnights’ manager, was forced to wear a straitjacket for the bout, while also being suspended above the ring in a cage.
Fulton is the latest personality in wrestling to have suffered from COVID-19. Previously Mick Foley, Renee Paquette, Jamie Noble and Adam Pearce are among those to have confirmed they had contracted the virus.
We, at Inside The Ropes, wish Bobby Fulton all the best for a speedy recovery.