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Jack Brisco biography available now
 

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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WrestlingClassics.com comes to iN DEMAND PPV!

This Month:

Brawlin' Beauties 2
 

The greatest women wrestlers of all time are featured on the WrestlingClassics.com iN DEMAND Pay Per View Brawlin’ Beauties 2.

The three biggest stars ever in the women’s game, Fabulous Moolah, Mildred Burke, and June Byers are all featured.

Also appearing will be all-time greats Sherry Martel, Candi Devine, Toni Rose, Susan Green, Joyce Grable, Judy Martin, Maria DeLeon, and Debbie Coombs.

There is a women’s boxing match between Kay Casey and Lucille Dupree. Casey and Ali Baba meet Sheila Rees and the controversial Jim Wilson in a mixed tag team affair.

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The new edition of Pro Wrestling Title Histories is on sale now! 
Much of the information in This Week In Wrestling is researched from Wrestling Title Histories. The 2000 edition is available now. It is the most complete record of over 2,000 professional wrestling titles and titleholders ever published. If you want a complete guide of who the title holders were in your favorite territories, you must own this ultimate reference book. Contains information on titles from the WWF, WCW, ECW, NWA, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, all the old territories -- Florida, Mid-Atlantic, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, Dallas, Portland, Kansas City, St. Louis, Atlanta, Calgary, Memphis, Knoxville, Montreal, Puerto Rico, Mid-South, San Antonio and more -- as well as hundreds of independent promotions from across the U.S. (including now-defunct favorites like Smoky Mountain, the UWF, and the USWA). The new edition includes major title changes (WWF, WCW, ECW) right up to the end of 1999. 
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Celebrate the milestones of professional wrestling!

The WrestlingClassics.com Online Store features many of the matches and stars discussed.


June 20 - June 26

Special Edition!

Here is some extra coverage of some major events:

Texas Stadium Showdown Coming!

Double Main Event
Johnny Valentine vs Mil Mascaras

Bull Curry vs Stan Stasiak

Dallas
Sportatorium
June 20, 1972

It was a big night for Texas wrestling leading into an even bigger night.

On this night, Dallas hosted a double main event that literally could have been main events anywhere in the world. Johnny Valentine and Mil Mascaras put their International reputations against each other. In the other feature, Wild Bull Curry would battle future WWE World heavyweight champion Stan "The Man" Stasiak.

But the match that everybody was talking about would take place four days later at Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Fritz Von Erich would have his showdown for the NWA World heavyweight championship against title holder Dory Funk Jr.

 

Loser of the Fall 
Leaves Town
Bobby Shane & the Pro vs 
Mike & Eddie Graham

Jack Brisco vs Paul Jones

$5000 Karate Match
Paul Jones vs Tim Woods

Tampa 
June 20, 1972

 

Texas Death Match
Fritz Von Erich vs
Mongolian Stomper

Ft. Worth, Texas 
June 21, 1976

 

Russian Chain Match
Fritz Von Erich vs
Bruiser Brody

Dallas 
June 21, 1977

 

Dragon Shai Match
Kabuki vs Spoiler

Texas Heavyweight Title
Killer Brooks vs Al Madril

Kerry & David Von Erich vs Chang Chung & Ten Gu 

Dallas 
June 21, 1981

 

Tag Team Main Event
Jose Lothario & 
Fritz Von Erich vs 
Mongolian Stomper & 
JJ Dillon

Dallas 
June 22, 1976

 

Super Summer Spectacular
Andre the Giant vs Spoiler

Two-Ring Battle Royal

Six-Woman tag team match

Houston 
June 22, 1979

 

 

Main Event
Andre the Giant vs Professor Toru Tanaka

Dallas 
June 22, 1980

 

Main Event
Andre the Giant vs
Superstar Billy Graham

Houston 
June 22, 1980

 

Arm Wrestling Contest before Main Event
Superstar Billy Graham vs Jos Leduc

Ft. Worth, Texas 
June 23, 1975

 

12-Man Battle Royal
Andre the Giant
Kerry Von Erich
Kevin Von Erich
Gino Hernandez
Killer Brooks
Pak Song
El Halcon
Lord Jonathan Boyd
Mr. Sakurada
Hans Schroeder
Mr. Hito
Ted Heath

Ft. Worth, Texas 
June 23, 1980

 

Texas Brass Knucks Title
Mad Dog Vachon vs 
Jos Leduc

Dallas 
June 24, 1975

 

Handicap Tag Team Match
Andre the Giant & 
Bruiser Brody vs
Gary Hart & Mark Lewin & Spoiler

Dallas 
June 24, 1979

 

Main Event
Bruiser Brody vs 
Freebird Terry Gordy

Kerry Von Erich vs 
Jimmy Garvin

Freebird Michael Hayes vs Gentleman Chris Adams

Dallas 
June 24, 1983

 

Main Event
Fritz Von Erich vs
Blackjack Mulligan

Ft. Worth, Texas 
June 25, 1973

 

 

Main Event
Andre the Giant vs 
Maniac Mark Lewin

Bruiser Brody vs 
Killer Brooks

Dallas 
June 25, 1979

 

American Heavyweight Title
Missouri Mauler vs
Billy "Red" Lyons

Dallas 
June 26, 1973

 

Battle of the Claws
Fritz Von Erich vs
Killer Karl Krupp

Ft. Worth, Texas 
June 26, 1979

6/20/96 - Yasha Kurenai, Carol Midori, and Mikiko Futagami beat Shinobu Kandori, Rumi Kazama, and Karula in Kitazawa, Japan to win a tournament to crown the first-ever LLPW (Ladies Legends Pro Wrestling) six-woman tag-team champions.

6/22/96 - Manami Toyota and Mimi Simoda beat Kyoko and Takako Inoue in Sapporo, Japan to win the WWWA World tag-team crown.

6/25/73 - Jumbo Miyamoto and Mariko Simoda beat Sandy Parker and Masked Lee in Ofunato, Japan to win the WWWA World tag-team championship.

6/26/92 - Two titles change hands in Tokyo as El Samurai beats Jushin "Thunder" Liger for the junior heavyweight IWGP and Rick and Scott Steiner beat Bam Bam Bigelow (Scott Charles) and Vader (Leon White) for the tag-team version of the IWGP

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