Bobo Brazil

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Title History

  • WWA (Los Angeles) International TV Tag Team titles w/ Wilbur Snyder defeating Tom Rice and Great Bolo (April 19, 1954);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) International TV Tag Team titles w/ Wilbur Snyder defeating Gene Kiniski and James Blears (September 6, 1954);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) International TV Tag Team titles w/ Sandor Szabo defeating Joe Pazanadak and James Blears (November 29, 1954);
  • MWA (Ohio) American Tag Team titles w/ Frankie Talaber defeating Dick Hutton and Buddy Rogers (May 19, 1955);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title (June 1955);
  • MWA Ohio Tag Team titles w/ Frankie Talaber defeating Billy Varga and 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 and Ray Stevens (May 30, 1956);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/ Enrique Torres defeating Mike and Ben Sharpe (July 13, 1956);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) International TV Tag Team titles w/ Primo Carnera defeating Anthol Layton and James Blears (November 28, 1956);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/ Enrique Torres defeating James Blears and 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 and 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 (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 and Dusty Rhodes (August 8, 1970);
  • WWWF United States Heavyweight title (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 and Ben Justice (July 21, 1973);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/ Tony Marino defeating Karl Von Shotz and Kurt Von Hess (1974);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/ Tony Marino defeating Abdullah the Butcher and Killer Brooks (1974);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/ Tony Marino defeating Killer Brooks and 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 and Mr. Hito (September 29, 1979);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/ Dusty Rhodes defeating Ivan Koloff and 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 and Bobo Brazil defeated Mr. Ito and The Great Ota in the first Racially mixed match in Atlanta history.
  • September 7, 1974 – American Wrestling Association: The Sheik and Bobby Heenan defeated Dick the Bruiser and 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.