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[Bruiser Brody Gallery]
Wrestler: Bruiser Brody
Real Name: Frank Goodish
Birthday: June 18, 1946
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Marital Status: Married to Barbara
Height & Weight:
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Frank Goodish
Frank Brody
Red River Jack (WCCW)
"King Kong" Brody (AWA)
Finishing Move: Knee Drop
Favorite Moves: Flying Legdrop
One Armed Bodyslam
Stalling Piledriver
Atomic Drop
Notable Feuds: Bruno Sammartino
Stan Hansen
Jumbo Tsuruta
Jerry Blackwell
Jeep Swensen
The Freebirds
One Man Gang
Kimala
Abdullah The Butcher
Dick the Bruiser
The Funk Brothers
Invader I
Websites: http://www.geocities.com/bbrody_ca/

  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/Stan Hansen ();
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title ();
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title ();
  • NWA American Heavyweight title (4);
  • NWA Texas Tag Teamtitles w/Mike York ();
  • NWA Texas Tag Teamtitles w/Gino Hernandez ();
  • NWA Texas Tag Teamtitles w/Kerry Von Erich ();
  • (Australia) World Brass Knucks title ();
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title ();
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title ();
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title (4);
  • NWA American Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy (June 17, 1983);
  • NWA Central States Tag Teamtitles w/Ernie Ladd ();
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title ();
  • NWA International Heavyweight title ();
  • IWCW (Montreal) World Heavyweight title ();
  • SCW World Tag Teamtitles w/Dick Slater ();
  • SCW Brass Knuckles title ();
  • PWF World Tag Team titles w/Stan Hansen ();
  • World Class Television title ();
  • NWF International Heavyweight title ();
  • (All Japan) Real World Tag Team Tournament Winner w/Jimmy Snuka (1981);
  • (All Japan) Real World Tag Team Tournament Winner w/Stan Hansen (1983);
  • Obsessedwithwrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (2007);


  • In The Beginning:
  • 1964: Frank Brody played football for the University of Iowa..
  • 1967-68: Frank Brody played college football for West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M)..
  • 1968: Frank Brody played pro-football for the Washington Redskins (linebacker 1968)..
  • Frank Brody also played for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League..

    Mid-South Wrestling:
  • July 22, 1978--Superdome Extravaganza: Paul Orndorff defeated Bruiser Brody to retain the North American title..


  • All Japan Pro Wrestling:


    World Class Championship Wrestling:
  • June 17, 1983 - Star Wars: Kerry von Erich & Bruiser Brody beat Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy to win the American Tag Team titles..
  • July 4, 1983 - Star Wars: Bruiser Brody vs Kimala ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • September 5, 1983 - Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated Kimala by DQ in a "Lumberjack" match..
  • September 2, 1985 - Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated One Man Gang by Disqualification..
  • December 25, 1985 - Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated One Man Gang in a "Chain" match..
  • May 4, 1986 - Parade of Champions: Bruiser Brody defeated Terry Gordy in a "Barbed Wire" match..
  • ~~~On the Same Card: Rick Rude defeated Bruiser Brody by DQ to retain the World Class Heavyweight title..
  • July 4, 1986 - Star Wars: Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • September 1, 1986 - Star Wars: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bruiser Brody by Disqualification..
  • October 12, 1986 - Cotton Bowl: Bruiser Brody defeated Abdullah the Butcher in a "Steel Cage" match..
  • December 25, 1986 - Star Wars: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bruiser Brody in a "Loser Leaves Town Steel Cage" match..

    American Wrestling Association:
  • April 20, 1986 - AWA WrestleRock: Jimmy Snuka & Greg Gagne beat Nord the Barbarian & Bruiser Brody in a "Steel Cage" match..
  • April 28, 1986 - AWA/NWA: Bruiser Brody defeated Steve O..

    Florida Championship Wrestling:
  • February 14, 1986--Battle of the Belts II: Bruiser Brody vs Wahoo McDaniel went to a DOUBLE COUNT OUT..
  • January 1987: Bruiser Brody vs. Lex Lugar (Florida) Brody stops "cooperating" with Lugar, who gets himself DQed.

    World Class Championship Wrestling II:
  • May 3, 1987 - Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated Jeep Swenson..
  • October 17, 1987 - Star Wars: Bruiser Brody won a "Battle Royal" match..
  • May 8, 1988 - Parade of Champions: Bruiser Brody & Kevin von Erich defeated Buddy Roberts & Solomon Grundy..

    The Death of Bruiser Brody in Puerto Rico:
  • July 15, 1988: Dan Spivey & Abdullah The Butcher vs Bruiser Brody & Carlos Colon (this was Brody's last match)..
  • July 16, 1988: Bruiser Brody and Dan Spivey were scheduled for a 1-on-1 match but Brody was stabbed backstage..
  • July 17, 1988: Bruiser Brody (Real Name: Frank Goodish) passed away as a result of a stabbing the night before..
  • ~~~Bruiser Brody was stabbed to death in the locker room by fellow wrestler Jose Huertez Gonzales (Invader I)..

    The Legend of Bruiser Brody:
  • Bruiser Brody fought and lost to Dick the Bruiser over the moniker Bruiser, which led to using the name "King Kong" Brody..
  • Bruiser Brody & Gorilla Monsoon allegedly had a backstage fight, which lead to Brody being blackballed from the WWF..
  • 1985: Bruiser Brody was offered money to jump the rail and attack Mr T spoiling the WWF's Wrestlemania I event..
  • February 2006: Barbara Goodish, the widow of Bruiser Brody, signed a WWE legends contract (included an Action Figure)..


    Madison Carter wrote: As told to me by Rick Davidson, Jr. back when I was running WWoW, and later confirmed by Percy Pringle while he was posting on WrestlingClassics, Rick (Sr.) was also the second Red River Jack in World Class, the one they used when they needed to show Brody and RRJ together. Not sure if he had any actual matches under the guise, though. The second RRJ has long been mistakenly believed to be a young Undertaker (even Meltzer kept this urban legend going for years), but that's incorrect.