Rusty Brooks


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.