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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Feb. 29 -
- Gerald Brisco
upsets Rip Hawk in
Winston-Salem, N.C. to capture the Eastern heavyweight
championship as recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions.
Interesting that one of Mr. McMahon's "Stooges"
scored what was perhaps the biggest win of his career at that
point not far from Vince's hometown of Pinehurst, N.C.
- Dutch Savage downs
the future governor of Minnesota, Jesse
"The Body" Ventura, to garner the Pacific
Northwest heavyweight championship.
- Ron Starr beats Rowdy Roddy Piper to win the vacant NWA United States crown in San
Francisco's Cow Palace. The title had been declared vacant
after Playboy Buddy Rose was stripped of the title.
- Wahoo McDaniel and
Mark Youngblood defeat Don
Kernodle and Cowboy
Bob Orton at the old Charlotte Coliseum (now Independence
Arena) to win the JCP version of the NWA World tag title.
- Tully Blanchard
Dream" Dusty Rhodes in Spartanburg, S.C., to capture
the NWA National heavyweight championship as recognized by Jim
Crockett Promotions. This match airs several days later on
- Stan "The
Lariat" Hansen crushes Toshiaki
Kawada in Tokyo to take the World Triple Crown for the
fourth time of his career.
- Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff defeat Crusher
and Stan Lisowski in
Minneapolis, Minn. to win the NWA World tag team championship.
- Murder Incorporated
(Stan "The Big
K" Kowalski & Tiny
Mills), who are recognized as International tag champs at
the time, lay claim to the NWA World tag title. The belts had
been vacant since Leo
Nomellini (who held the belts with Butch
Levy) returned to the San Francisco 49ers at the start of
- Wahoo McDaniel
wins the American heavyweight championship, chopping his way to
victory over Professor Toru Tanaka in Houston, Texas.
- Jay and Mark Youngblood down Koko
B. Ware and Norvell Austin in Tampa to win the NWA United States tag title as
recognized by Championship Wrestling from Florida.
- Kevin Sullivan and
Taz best the Bruise Brothers
(Ron & Don Harris) for the ECW tag team championship.
- Angelo Savoldi
beats Ivan the Terrible
in Oklahoma City, Okla. to win the NWA World junior heavyweight
title for the third time. Savoldi would later drop the title to
Danny Hodge, starting Hodge’s dominance in the
- Billy Robinson and
Ken Lucas beat the Assassins
in Lexington, Kent, to capture the AWA Southern tag team
championship as recognized by Jarrett Promotions.
- Ted DiBiase downs Big John Studd to retain the Missouri state title in St. Louis. On
the undercard, James J.
Dillon wrestles to a draw with former NWA World champion Pat O'Connor.
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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