VIDEO Title History FOW (Future of Wrestling) Heavyweight title (October 10, 1998); FOW (Future of Wrestling) Hardcore title (April 13, 2002); Career Highlights In The Beginning: Rusty Brooks was trained by both “Gentleman” Jim Isler and Boris “The Great” Malenko. ~~~Later ran a wrestling school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida along with Boris Malenko Rusty Brooks trained numerous wrestlers, including Gangrel, Billy Fives and Norman Smiley. Rusty Brooks is the father of Florida’s independent professional wrestler Jeff “J-Dawg” Brooks. Rusty Brooks wrestled for WWF, NWA, IPWA, FSCW, Global Wrestling Alliance, FOW and more. Rusty Brooks said in WWF: “I’m just THIS close, to that world’s heavyweight championship belt”. Rusty Brooks has held tag belts with Dr. Red Roberts, Gangrel, Matt Otto, Jumbo Baretta and more. ~~~including Bobby Brooks, “Pretty Boy” Aldo Lane (Ricky Santana) and “Soulman” Alex G. Rusty Brooks tagged with Bobby Brooks as The Brooks’ and under hoods as The Masked Assassins. Early Match Results: October 31, 1982 – Buddy Gilbert’s World Wrestling Association in Sunrise, FL at Sunrise Musical Theatre: ~~~Rusty Brooks makes his pro-wrestling debut, wrestling a match against Steve Brody. World Wrestling Federation: Rusty Brooks worked for WWF, mostly as a jobber in the mid 80’s. March 16, 1985 – WWF Championship Wrestling: Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo defeated Terry Gibbs and Rusty Brooks. April 13, 1985 – WWF Championship Wrestling: Ricky Steamboat defeated Rusty Brooks. May 4, 1985 – WWF Championship Wrestling: The British Bulldogs defeated Rusty Brooks and A.J. Petruzzi. September 14, 1985 – WWF Championship Wrestling: Tony Parisi defeated Rusty Brooks. November 2, 1985 – WWF Championship Wrestling: Junk Yard Dog and The Tonga Kid and Ricky Steamboat defeated Rusty Brooks and Mr. X. and Jim Haley. November 9, 1985 – WWF Championship Wrestling: Hulk Hogan defeated Rusty Brooks to retain the WWF Heavyweight title. IPWA Match Results: October 14, 2000: Rusty Brooks and Bobby Brooks beat JJ Kodiak and Maximum Capacity. February 8, 2001: Rusty Brooks was defeated by the 600+ pound Maximum Capacity. February 23, 2001: Rusty Brooks and Punisher lost to Maximum Capacity and Gary Thunder. FOW [Future of Wrestling] Match Results: Was awarded FOW’s “Wrestler of The Year” award in 1998, at FOW’s year end awards. August 1, 1998: Rusty Brooks and Bobby Brooks defeated The Latin Express. October 10, 1998 in Oakland Park, FL: Brooks wins a battle royal for the FOW title. ~~~Later in the show, Rusty Brooks defeated ECW’s Hack Meyers to retain the FOW title. December 12, 1998: Rusty Brooks loses the FOW Title to “The Outlaw” J.R. James. March 20, 1999 in Hollywood, FL [day show]: Rusty Brooks beat Dennis Allen via DQ. March 20, 1999 in Oakland Park, FL [night show]: Rusty Brooks tagged with Jeff Brooks. ~~~The Brooks’ defeated The Dudleys (Anthony “Snot” Michaels and Jeff “Schmuck” Roth). May 20, 1999 in Lima, Peru: Rusty Brooks fought Dennis Allen to a double count out. ~~~later Rusty Brooks and “Mr. Magnificent” Mike Monroe lost to Martial Law and The Postman. May 21, 1999 in Lima, Peru: Rusty Brooks and Mike Monroe lost to The Exterminators. May 22, 1999 in Lima, Peru: Rusty Brooks defeated “Dirty” Dennis Allen. May 23, 1999 in Lima, Peru: Rusty Brooks went to a double DQ with “Dead Bug Joe”. July 18, 1999 in Cape Coral, FL: Rusty Brooks was beat by Greg “Hammer” Valentine. July 27, 1999 in Arequippa, Peru: Rusty Brooks beat Hack Meyers via disqualification. July 28, 1999 in Arequippa, Peru: Rusty Brooks battled the The Blackhart to a DQJuly 31, 1999 in Huancayo, Peru: Brooks teamed with Casey Thompson and Cliff Anderson. ~~~The trio defeated the team of Phi Delta Slam and Anthony Michaels (formerly Snot Dudley). August 14, 1999 in Hollywood, FL at BCC: Rusty Brooks and Jeff Brooks beat Casey Thompson and Cliff Anderson. November 6, 1999: Rusty, Bobby and Jeff Brooks beat Gator B. Long, Iron and Flex Magnum. December 30, 1999: Brooks and Duke “Dumpster” Droese beat Mike Larrea and Sean Allen. February 12, 2000 in Oakland Park, Florida: Rusty Brooks defeated The Blackheart. January 20, 2001 in Oakland Park, FL: Rusty Brooks loses to Billy Fives in a three-way. ~~~Fives eliminated Brooks, and then went on to beat Pat McGuire for the FOW Title belt. February 9, 2002 in Davie, FL: Brooks appears with FSCW wrestlers, confronting FOW. April 13, 2002 in Davie, FL: Rusty Brooks beat Barry Horowitz to win FOW Hardcore Title. ~~~However, seconds later, Barry Horowitz pinned Rusty Brooks to regain the championship. FSCW Match Results: September 30, 2000: Rusty Brooks defeated Maximum Capacity via count out. June 18, 2005: Brooks and Tommy Vandal lose to “Soulman” Alex G. and ‘Ram Man’ Evans. Various Independent Results: January 25, 2003 – FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) in Cutler Ridge, Florida: ~~~Rusty Brooks defeated “The Extreme Shah” Hack Meyers in a singles match. June 14, 2003 – Florida Championship Wrestling at Big Cypress Reservation in Florida: ~~~Brooks and “Jumpin” Jack Gorton beat Harry Venis and “Vicious” Vinnie S. in a cage match. July 31, 2004 – Nick Mayberry’s HCW 3rd Annual Incredible 8 Tournament in Davie, FL: ~~~Rusty Brooks refereed the opening round match between Jeff Brooks and Jimmy Rave.