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Wrestler: "Bruiser" Bob Sweetan
Real Name:
Birthday: 1943
Hometown: Lives in British Columbia
Marital Status: Married twice
Height & Weight:
Trained by:
Debut: 1966 (Kansas City)
Titles:
Previous Gimmicks: KO Kox
"Mister Pile Driver"
Finishing Move: Piledriver
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Cowboy Bill Watts
Grizzly Smith
Dick Murdoch
Tully Blanchard

  • Bob Sweetan (as KO Cox) & Freddie Sweetan (as Killer Cox) were known as The Cox Brothers in some wrestling territories..


    Peter W. Many (New Orleans, LA) wrote: Some additional info for your profile of Bob Sweetan: Sweetan was born in 1943; he began wrestling in the Kansas City area in 1966. Starting in the early 1970s Sweetan was a frequent competitor in the old Mid-South (Louisiana) promotion, where he feuded with Cowboy Bill Watts and Grizzly Smith. Sweetan teamed with Killer Karl Kox to win the U.S. Tag Team titles in May 1976 ( it was during this infamous no-disqualification match that Dick Murdoch was left blinded and unable to wrestle for some time after Kox threw ink in his eyes.) For several months Kox and Sweetan (under the managership of Buck Robley) were a formidable tag team, but the presures of success eventually caused a rift and the partnership dissolved into a three-way feud. Sweetan held many other titles over the years: The U.S. Tag belts (with Tony Rocco) in March 1977; the NWA Central States Title in 1977, the Central States Tag Titles with Alexis Smirnoff in April 1978, with Bob Brown in October 1978, with Mike George in October 1980, and with terry Gibbs in June 1981. Sweetan held the U.S. title (San Francisco) several times in 1979 and 1980. Starting in the early 1980s Sweetan insisted on being referred to as "Mister Pile Driver", and he put many wrestlers out of action with that dreaded hold. In 1985 Sweetan once again became a central figure in a tag-team controversy when, after being hired as an "impartial" special referee, he helped Ted DiBiase and Steve "Dr. Death" Williams defeat the popular team of Jake Roberts and the Barbarian in the Louisiana Superdome. (Source for much of the above: Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling by Harris M. Lentz)