[Dick the Bruiser Gallery]
[A Portrait of Dick the Bruiser]
||Dick The Bruiser
||William Fritz Afflis
||June 27, 1929
||Originally: Indianapolis, Indiana
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
||Married to Rio (Italian)
|Height & Weight:
||6'0" - 260 lbs
||Top Rope Knee Drop
The Texas Outlaws
Von Raschke & Ladd
"King Kong" Bruiser Brody
NWA United States Heavyweight title (5);
NWA (Chicago) World Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski -1960-;
AWA World Tag Team titles w/Crusher Lisowski (5);
AWA World Heavyweight title -1966-;
WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title (9);
WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Crusher (6);
WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Bruno Sammartino;
Obsessedwithwrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (2005);
William Afflis played college football at both Purdue and Nevada..
William Afflis was an early NFL football star (Green Bay Packers from 1951-1954) turned pro wrestling legend..
~~~Afflis suffered a crushed esophagus during his NFL career with explains his rough gravely voice..
Dick the Bruiser was the original beer guzzling, cigar smoking, toughguy in the wrestling industry..
August 14, 1970 - AWA Comiskey Park: The Vachon Brothers defeated The Crusher & Dick The Bruiser in a Steel Cage Match!
June 4, 1971: Crazy Luke Graham & Tarzan Tyler defeated Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik for the WWWF Tag Team title..
June 25, 1976 - AWA Chicago Stadium: The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser defeated Blackjack Lanza and Bobby Duncum..
Dick the Bruiser was the owner/operator of NWA: World Wrestling Association out of Indianapolis..
Dick the Bruiser formed a tag team with Bruno Sammartino, known as Annihilation Inc..
Dick the Bruiser actually gave Bobby Heenan the nickname "The Weasel"
September 28, 1985 - AWA SuperClash: The Koloffs & Krusher Khruschev beat The Crusher & The Bruiser & Baron Von Raschke..
1985: Dick the Bruiser retired from the ring after a 30 year career..
Dick Afflis remained involved with wrestling, working as a talent agent for WCW..
November 10, 1991: Dick Afflis (age 62) died of a ruptured esophagus at his home in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida ..