‘Manager Of Champions’ Bobby Davis Passes Away At 83

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‘Manager Of Champions’ Bobby Davis Passes Away At 83

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Wrestling writer Tim Hornbaker made the unfortunate announcement that Bobby Davis, the decorated and legendary manager, passed away at home on Wednesday.

With great sadness and a heavy heart, I must report the passing of the great “Manager of Champions” Bobby Davis. Bobby passed away this afternoon at his suburban Houston home. Bobby was a brilliant man, loving husband and father, and an incredible person. We’ll miss him dearly.

Davis, a native of Columbus, Ohio, had been living in Texas until his death. He was best known as the manager of “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers and also worked with Don Fargo during his time in the wrestling business. Later in life, Davis was a Wendy’s franchisee, co-owner of more than a dozen stores with country music legend Merle Haggard.

Bill Apter also paid tribute to Davis in the following video, detailing how he reconnected with Davis after many years and talked about his legacy in the wrestling business.