Kurt von Brauner

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Title History

  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title (April 1957);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Don McIntyre (May 1957);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title (May 31, 1957);
  • NWA (Georgia) International Tag Team titles w/ Freddie Blassie (June 1957);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Don McIntyre (June 7, 1957);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Don McIntyre (June 28, 1957);
  • NWA (Georgia) International Tag Team titles w/ Fritz von Brauner (September 1957);
  • NWA (Georgia) International Tag Team titles w/ Karl Heinkler defeating Don Lee and The Mighty Yankee (April 18, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Len Rossi and Tex Riley (March 29, 1960);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Oni Wiki Wiki and Mike Clancy (June 6, 1960);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) Southern Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Sandy Scott and George Becker (1961);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating (January 1961);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Ike Eakins and Eddie Graham (August 22, 1961);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Ike Eakins and Eddie Graham [Tournament] (September 7, 1961);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Georgia Boy Smith and Don Curtis [Tournament] (June 14, 1962);
  • AWA (Indiana) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Stan and Art Neilson (November 22, 1962);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Don Curtis and Yukon Eric [Tournament] (January 29, 1963);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Jerry and Nick Kozak (July 5, 1963);
  • NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating (August 1963);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Assassins [Tournament] (September 5, 1963);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner Awarded (March 30, 1964);
  • NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating (May 1964);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (August 24, 1964);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Dick the Bruiser and Wilbur Snyder (October 1964);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Alex Perez and Joe Scarpa (October 1964);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Kurt von Brauner defeating Alex Perez and Joe Scarpa (October 29, 1964);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Mario Milano and Jackie Fargo (April 13, 1965);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Mitsu Hirai and Tojo Yamamoto (May 1965);
  • NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner (May 1965);

The following are titles won by the second Kurt von Brauner (Willie Rutgowsky).

  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Luis Hernandez and Gory Guerrero (November 15, 1967);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Brass Knuckles title defeating Thunderbolt Patterson (February 29, 1968);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Brass Knuckles title (May 1968);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Ricky Romero and Nick Bockwinkel (May 23, 1968);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/ Art Neilson defeating Gorgeous George Jr. and Buddy Colt (September 1969);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Robert Fuller and Jackie Fargo (1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Dennis Hall and Stan Frazier (1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Frank Monte and Mike York (May 1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Jerry Jarrett and Jackie Fargo (June 1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Jerry Jarrett and Jackie Fargo (June 19, 1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Bearcat Brown and Len Rossi (August 16, 1971);
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner (November 1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner (1972);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Tony Charles and Len Rossi (April 8, 1972);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Tony Charles and Len Rossi (May 1972);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Kevin Sullivan and Robert Fuller (May 31, 1972);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Rocky Johnson and Pat Patterson (March 6, 1974);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/ Karl von Brauner defeating Afa and Sika (December 18, 1975);

Career Highlights

  • 1957-58: Jimmy Brawner wrestled in Texas as “Hans Rommel”.
  • ~~~Billed as “the bad German who was banned from wrestling in Europe and some parts of the U.S. for extreme viciousness”.
  • Kurt von Brauner formed a tag team with “brother” Karl von Brauner, managed by “Gentleman” Saul Weigneroff.
  • June 4, 2004: Kurt von Brauner passed away.