Jack Brisco biography
Brisco - The Life
& Times of National Collegiate and World Heavyweight
Champion Jack Brisco Jack Brisco is on the short list
in the discussion of the greatest NWA World heavyweight
champions ever. He was one of the few men to hold both the
World professional championship and the NCAA championship. He
lost only one match in his career for Oklahoma State and won
the NCAA championship in 1965. This is the book about Jack's
battles both on and off the mat. Author Bill Murdock has spent
countless hours with Jack, helping Jack write his amazing story
about his travels through amateur and professional wrestling.
All the big names in wrestling history parade through the book
as Jack tells some of the greatest stories never heard.
"One of the very best books on pro wrestling I've ever
read," said Mike Chapman, executive director of the
International Wrestling Institute and Museum, Iowa. Softbound,
286 pages, lots of photos.
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here to read an excerpt
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March 7 -
- The Champion Carnival tournament kicks off in Tokyo, with Abdullah the Butcher, Shohei
(Giant) Baba, Jumbo
Tsuruta, Kim Duk,
Don Leo Jonathan, Ted DiBiase,
Crazy Luke Graham,
the Angel (Frank Morrell), and others entered.
- The 5th annual Madison Square Garden League series is in full
swing in Japan with Andre the Giant, Antonio
Inoki, Killer Khan,
Dick Murdoch, the Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie),
Tatsumi Fujinami, Tony
Atlas, Don Muraco, Riki Choshu,
and others competing.
- Gorgeous George
defeats Don McIntyre
to capture the Georgia version of the NWA Southern heavyweight
- Mark Youngblood
pins Dick Slater in
the finals of a tournament in Spartanburg, S.C. to win the NWA
TV title as recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions. The title
had been declared vacant after "Charlie Brown from Outta
Town" won the belt from Kabuki at the very first Starrcade.
- LazorTron pins Denny Brown to capture the NWA World junior heavyweight title in
Atlanta. LazorTron is Hector
Guerrero, older brother of former WWF superstar Eddy
Guerrero and uncle of Chavo
- More than 8,000 fans attend "Memphis Memories" as
legends such as announcer Lance
Monroe, Tommy Gilbert, Jerry Jarrett,
and the original Heavenly
& Al Greene) are inducted into the Memphis Hall of Fame. In the main
event, Jerry "The
King" Lawler wins a Four Corners elimination match
over Terry Funk, Austin
Idol, Tommy Rich,
Moondog Spot, Eddie &
Doug Gilbert, Koko
B. Ware, and his own son Brian
- The Missouri Mauler
upends Tarzan Tyler
in Tampa to take the Florida version of the NWA Southern belt.
- Kerry Von Erich
beats Bugsy McGraw
to win the American heavyweight crown in Ft. Worth, Texas.
- Ole & Gene Anderson capture the Mid-Atlantic tag team belts, downing Johnny
Weaver and Bob Bruggers in Spartanburg, S.C. Bruggers was one of the wrestlers
who had his career ended in the 1975 plane crash which injured
both Ric Flair and Johnny Valentine.
- Bullet Bob Armstrong
destroys the former president of his official fan club, Jim
Cornette, in a steel cage match in Marietta, GA.
Bob defends the
North American heavyweight championship against Buddy Colt
Legend of Buddy Colt. Considering the tape’s title, the
outcome will not be much of a surprise.
- Sting regains the
WCW title in London, England, beating Big
- Dino Bravo, former
Canadian heavyweight champion and former co-holder of the NWA
and WWF tag titles, is shot to death in his Quebec home, the
victim of an apparent mob hit. Bravo, whose real name was Adolpho
Brescino, reportedly came out on the wrong end of an
illegal cigarette importation deal gone bad.
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- Paul Jones defeats
Mr. Kleen to take the NWA Southern championship in Orlando, Fla.
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- Ricky Steamboat
and Jay Youngblood
down Sgt. Slaughter
and Don Kernodle inside a steel cage in Greensboro, N.C., to win the NWA
World tag title as recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions.
16,000 fans jam-pack a sold-out Coliseum while thousands
more watch at adjacent closed-circuit locations. On the "undercard,"
Ric Flair hangs on
to the NWA World title, outlasting former partner and then-U.S.
kingpin Greg Valentine.
see why Ricky Steamboat
and Jay Youngblood
are considered one of the best teams ever when they face Paul
Jones and Baron Von Raschke in Mid-Atlantic
- The Road Warriors
win the NWA International tag belts in Tokyo, beating Jumbo
Tsuruta and Genichiro
Road Warriors rage
war against Jerry “The King” Lawler & Austin
Idol in Memphis
- Superfly Jimmy Snuka
beats Glen Osborne
in the finals of a tournament in Radnor, Penn. (home of TV
GUIDE) to capture the ECW television belt.
Jimmy Snuka teams
with Ray Stevens to defend the NWA World tag team
championship inside a steel cage against Paul Jones and The
Masked Superstar in Mid-Atlantic
O'Sullivan has been following professional wrestling for
nearly 27 years and saw many of today's 'legends' like
Ric Flair and Randy Savage compete in small high school
gyms and recreation centers when they were just starting
out. His first foray into serious wrestling journalism
pre-dated publications like The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
and he has done play-by-play wrestling announcing on
the radio. After a brief stint as an independent promoter,
Sullivan has settled into a role as a well-paid wrestling
historian, who openly laughs in the face of anyone who
hasn't heard of Spaceman Frank Hickey. Richard
Sullivan is also the creator of Lost
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