The original interviews were transcribed by Jeff Archer. This is the first time this interview is available in digital form. I wrestled him at the Chase Hotel in St.
William Fritz Afflis June 27, — November 10, was an American professional wrestler and football player, better known by his ring name, Dick the Bruiser. Afflis went on to attend Purdue University, where he played varsity football. Afflis played American football for the Green Bay Packers as a lineman in the early s.
In this CvC, we're here to discuss grapplers from the past who have changed the world of pro wrestling. Growing up, I always found myself rooting for the heels. Whether it is the way a heel can humiliate his opponent on the stick, or always find a grimy way to swindle his opponent out of a win.
William Fritz Afflis June 27, — November 10, was an American professional wrestler and football player, better known by his ring nameDick the Bruiser. Afflis played football during his freshman and sophomore years for Shortridge High School in Indianapolis. After his mother lost her job, the family moved back to Delphi, and the high school there did not have a football team.
Dick the Bruiser was one of the toughest men in the sport. The tag team he had with Crusher Lisowski was one of the most brutal and accomplished in history. From elderly grandmothers to the youth of America, Bruiser drove people to rise out of their seats and either call him every name in the book, or cheer with a smile larger then humanly possible.
Ten years down the road, he climbed between the ropes and took up the mantle of the original Dick the Bruiser, the professional wrestling legend who trained him. Almost every weekend, he finds himself in an arena somewhere in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan or Illinois. Sunday night, Aug.
Dick the Bruiser left — Dead at 62 after suffering internal bleeding. Whether he wrestled in singles action, or in his famous team with the Crusher, Dick the Bruiser entertained wrestling fans wherever he laced up a pair of boots. The future wrestling legend developed a reputation for roughing up opponents on the gridiron, playing college football for Purdue and Nevada.
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Unlike the other people who gathered there by daylight waiting for the man to die, George was not a fan, and in fact, as the vigil wore on he was coming to dislike Liberace even more, because his own dream of redemption was dying in that hacienda, too. You might know this round man with tears in his eyes better as Dick the Bruiser, the professional wrestler. But the son inherited more than a career.
Born : Quite simply, he faced off in some form or another against virtually every wrestling superstar for over 30 years. But unlike the sophisticated Rogers, The Bruiser was known and feared for being a merciless juggernaut inside the ring, brutally punishing his opponents before finishing them off, usually with his famous top-rope knee drop. And his bulldozer, beer-swilling persona was both hated and, at the same time, incredibly popular with the fans.