• Old School Wrestling Legend Was Murdered 33 Years Ago
On this day in 1988, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Bruiser Brody (Real name: Frank Goodish) at the age of 42 after he was stabbed a day earlier.
Bruiser Brody wrestled for various promotions during the 70s & 80s, such as World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), All Japan Pro Wrestling and many more.
Historians and fans all agree that he was basically “Hardcore” before there even was any real “Hardcore Wrestling”.
His death unfortunately overshadowed his great career, when he was murdered by Invader 1 (Real name: José Huertas González) in a World Wrestling Council dressing room in 1988.
Brody was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019 as part of their annual Legacy Wing inductions.
An interesting fact that should be noted is that The Undertaker had his first ever pro-wrestling match against Brody back in 1987.
† REST IN PEACE BRUISER BRODY
June 18, 1946 – July 17, 1988
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 17, 1995) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was taped in Danville, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs. Jim Dimitre & Gus Kantarrakis
2. Jean Pierre Lafitte vs. David Thornberg
3. Shawn Michaels vs. Irwin R. Schyster
4. Kama vs. Billy Mack