Tom Zak wrote: The Crusher was one of the most exciting wresters I ever saw in my life. My brother and I used to go to the Chicago Amphitheater all the time in the 60’s and 70’s. We saw Crusher and Bruiser wrestle Henning and Race (the Dolly Sisters as Crusher would call them).”We’re gonna beat these two bums and then go down Halsted street and dance the Polka with all the girls and drink beer.”
Me and the Bruser train by running up and down Halsted St. with a barrel of beer on our backs.”
Some of the best matches were against Nick Bockwinckle and Ray Stevens along with their manager Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. The crowd in the Amphitheater used to chant ‘We want blood. We want blood’ and Heenan used to say in interviews that we were humanoids, 8-5 lifers.