Bobo Brazil

Title History

 

  • WWA (Los Angeles) International TV Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Tom Rice & Great Bolo (April 19, 1954);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) International TV Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Gene Kiniski & James Blears (September 6, 1954);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) International TV Tag Team titles w/Sandor Szabo defeating Joe Pazanadak & James Blears (November 29, 1954);
  • MWA (Ohio) American Tag Team titles w/Frankie Talaber defeating Dick Hutton & Buddy Rogers (May 19, 1955);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (June ??, 1955);
  • MWA Ohio Tag Team titles w/Frankie Talaber defeating Billy Varga & Bill Miller (July 7, 1955);
  • MWA Ohio Heavyweight title defeating Gene Stanlee (April 19, 1956);
  • MWA Ohio Tag Team titles w/Frankie Talaber defeating Don & Ray Stevens (May 30, 1956);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating Mike & Ben Sharpe (July 13, 1956);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) International TV Tag Team titles w/Primo Carnera defeating Anthol Layton & James Blears (November 28, 1956);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating James Blears & Ben Sharpe (May 28, 1957);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ International Television title defeating Shag Thomas (June ??, 1957);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Billy Watson defeating Stan & Reggie Lisowski (May 22, 1958);
  • AWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Dick the Bruiser (January 28, 1961);
  • NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rogers (August 18, 1962);
  • WWWF United States Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (????, 1963);
  • WWWF United States Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Barend (July 15, 1963);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title defeating Kinji Shibuya (October 16, 1965);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Austin (September 2, 1966);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating The Sheik (August ??, 1967);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Austin (January 12, 1968);
  • NWA (JWA) International Heavyweight title defeating Giant Baba (June 25, 1968);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating El Mongol (October 4, 1968);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Freddie Blassie (February 7, 1969);
  • WWWF United States Heavyweight title defeating The Sheik (February ??, 1969);
  • ESA (Maritimes) North American Heavyweight title defeating Archie Gouldie (October 7, 1969);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Athol Layton defeating Dick Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes (August 8, 1970);
  • WWWF United States Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (February ??, 1971);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating The Sheik (July 29, 1971);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Pampero Firpo (August 19, 1972);
  • NWA (JWA) International Heavyweight title defeating Kintaro Ohki (December 1, 1972);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Pampero Firpo (December 23, 1972);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating The Sheik (January 13, 1973);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/The Stomper defeating Killer Brooks & Ben Justice (July 21, 1973);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Tony Marino defeating Karl Von Shotz & Kurt Von Hess (????, 1974);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Tony Marino defeating Abdullah the Butcher & Killer Brooks (????, 1974);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Tony Marino defeating Killer Brooks & Ben Justice (June 15, 1974);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Fred Curry Awarded (November ??, 1974);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title Awarded (January 25, 1975);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Abdullah the Butcher (April 19, 1975);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title Awarded (April 21, 1976);
  • NWA (Toronto) United States Heavyweight title defeating The Sheik (February 6, 1977);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) United States Heavyweight title defeating Blackjack Mulligan (July 7, 1977);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Sweet Brown Sugar defeating Mr. Sakuarda & Mr. Hito (September 29, 1979);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff (August ??, 1980);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valiant (July 24, 1981);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Blackjack Mulligan (November ??, 1981);
  • WWF Hall of Fame Inductee (1994);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Bobo Brazil was a trailblazer for today’s black pro wrestling superstars..
  • August 18, 1962: Bobo Brazil defeated Buddy Rogers to win the NWA World Heavyweight title when Rogers was injured..
  • ~~~Bobo Brazil refused to accept the Championship, but was awarded the title after Rogers was cleared by doctors..
  • October 30, 1962: Buddy Rogers defeated Bobo Brazil in the rematch to reclaim his NWA World Championship!
  • August 14, 1970 – AWA Comiskey Park: Bobo Brazil wrestled Bill Miller to a 20-minute time limit draw..
  • October 9, 1970: El Mongol & Bobo Brazil defeated Mr. Ito & The Great Ota in the first Racially mixed match in Atlanta history..
  • September 7, 1974–American Wrestling Association: The Sheik & Bobby Heenan defeated Dick the Bruiser & Bobo Brazil.
  • July 14, 1980–American Wrestling Association: Bobo Brazil defeated Super Destroyer Mark II..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~Jerry Blackwell won a “Battle Royal” which included Bobo Brazil as a participant..
  • Early 1990s: Bobo Brazil concluded an amazing 40-plus year career as a professional wrestler..
  • January 20, 1998: Houston Harris, known by wrestling fans as Bobo Brazil, passed away at the age of 74..

 

Bobo Brazil was last modified: March 17th, 2012 by Sean Sweeny