Bruiser Brody

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Brody

[Bruiser Brody GALLERY]

Title History

  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Stan Hanson defeating Terry Lathan & Johnny Eagles (October 1974);
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title defeating Ray Candy (October 17, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Rocky Johnson (December 31, 1975);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Fritz Von Erich (January 3, 1977);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Fritz Von Erich (April 13, 1977);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Mike York defeating Cien Caras & Jose Lothario (April 15, 1977);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Dale Valentine (May 28, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Gino Hernandez defeating David & Kevin Von Erich (August 1978);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Karl Krupp (August 25, 1978);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Fritz Von Erich (September 11, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Toru Tanaka (1979);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Mark Lewin (June 10, 1979);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Killer Brooks & Mark Lewin (July 23, 1979);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Mark Lewin (July 29, 1979);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Dick the Bruiser (August 4, 1979);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating The Spoiler (November 30, 1979);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Mark Lewin & The Spoiler (1980);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Ernie Ladd defeating Jerry & Ted Oates in a tournament (Febuary 3, 1980);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Mark Lewin (March 14, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Bob Brown (April 10, 1980);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Stan Stasiak (November 14, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Gary Young & Gino Hernandez (January 11, 1981);
  • (All Japan) Real World Tag Team Tournament Winner w/Jimmy Snuka (1981);
  • NWA (All Japan) International Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Jr. (October 9, 1981);
  • SCW Southwest World Tag Team titles w/Dick Slater defeating Gino Hernandez & Tully Blanchard (1982);
  • SCW Southwest Brass Knuckles title (April 1982);
  • NWA (All Japan) International Heavyweight titl defeating Dory Funk Jr. (April 21, 1982);
  • (All Japan) Real World Tag Team Tournament Winner w/Stan Hansen (1983);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes (June 17, 1983);
  • PWF (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Stan Hanson defeating Dory Funk Jr. & Giant Baba in a tournament (April 25, 1984);
  • WCCW (World Class) Television title defeating Rick Rude (May 17, 1986);
  • NWA (All Japan) International Heavyweight title defeating Jumbo Tsuruta (March 27, 1988);
  • OnlineWorldofWrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (2007);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • 1964: Frank Brody played football for the University of Iowa..
  • 1967-68: Frank Brody played college football for West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M)..
  • 1968: Frank Brody played pro-football for the Washington Redskins (linebacker 1968)..
  • Frank Brody also played for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League..

Mid-South Wrestling:

  • July 22, 1978–Superdome Extravaganza: Paul Orndorff defeated Bruiser Brody to retain the North American title..

All Japan Pro Wrestling:World Class Championship Wrestling:

  • June 17, 1983 – Star Wars: Kerry von Erich & Bruiser Brody beat Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy to win the American Tag Team titles..
  • July 4, 1983 – Star Wars: Bruiser Brody vs Kimala ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • September 5, 1983 – Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated Kimala by DQ in a “Lumberjack” match..
  • September 2, 1985 – Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated One Man Gang by Disqualification..
  • December 25, 1985 – Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated One Man Gang in a “Chain” match..
  • May 4, 1986 – Parade of Champions: Bruiser Brody defeated Terry Gordy in a “Barbed Wire” match..
  • ~~~On the Same Card: Rick Rude defeated Bruiser Brody by DQ to retain the World Class Heavyweight title..
  • July 4, 1986 – Star Wars: Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • September 1, 1986 – Star Wars: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bruiser Brody by Disqualification..
  • October 12, 1986 – Cotton Bowl: Bruiser Brody defeated Abdullah the Butcher in a “Steel Cage” match..
  • December 25, 1986 – Star Wars: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bruiser Brody in a “Loser Leaves Town Steel Cage” match..

American Wrestling Association:

  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Jimmy Snuka & Greg Gagne beat Nord the Barbarian & Bruiser Brody in a “Steel Cage” match..
  • April 28, 1986 – AWA/NWA: Bruiser Brody defeated Steve O..

Florida Championship Wrestling:

  • February 14, 1986–Battle of the Belts II: Bruiser Brody vs Wahoo McDaniel went to a DOUBLE COUNT OUT..
  • January 1987: Bruiser Brody vs. Lex Lugar (Florida) Brody stops “cooperating” with Lugar, who gets himself DQed.

World Class Championship Wrestling II:

  • May 3, 1987 – Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated Jeep Swenson..
  • October 17, 1987 – Star Wars: Bruiser Brody won a “Battle Royal” match..
  • May 8, 1988 – Parade of Champions: Bruiser Brody & Kevin von Erich defeated Buddy Roberts & Solomon Grundy..

The Death of Bruiser Brody in Puerto Rico:

  • July 15, 1988: Dan Spivey & Abdullah The Butcher vs Bruiser Brody & Carlos Colon (this was Brody’s last match)..
  • July 16, 1988: Bruiser Brody and Dan Spivey were scheduled for a 1-on-1 match but Brody was stabbed backstage..
  • July 17, 1988: Bruiser Brody (Real Name: Frank Goodish) passed away as a result of a stabbing the night before..
  • ~~~Bruiser Brody was stabbed to death in the locker room by fellow wrestler Jose Huertez Gonzales (Invader I)..

The Legend of Bruiser Brody:

  • Bruiser Brody fought and lost to Dick the Bruiser over the moniker Bruiser, which led to using the name “King Kong” Brody..
  • Bruiser Brody & Gorilla Monsoon allegedly had a backstage fight, which lead to Brody being blackballed from the WWF..
  • 1985: Bruiser Brody was offered money to jump the rail and attack Mr T spoiling the WWF’s Wrestlemania I event..
  • February 2006: Barbara Goodish, the widow of Bruiser Brody, signed a WWE legends contract (included an Action Figure)..
  • Barbara Goodish & Larry Matysik started www.kingkongbrody.com publicizing their upcoming book on Bruiser Brody..

    Madison Carter wrote: As told to me by Rick Davidson, Jr. back when I was running WWoW, and later confirmed by Percy Pringle while he was posting on WrestlingClassics, Rick (Sr.) was also the second Red River Jack in World Class, the one they used when they needed to show Brody and RRJ together. Not sure if he had any actual matches under the guise, though. The second RRJ has long been mistakenly believed to be a young Undertaker (even Meltzer kept this urban legend going for years), but that’s incorrect.