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Manny Fernandez - Bruiser Brody Death Exclusive
Manny Fernandez - Bruiser Brody Death Exclusive
::2014/02/15::
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RudoReels.com: Bruiser Brody vs Terry Funk (11/30/1981)
RudoReels.com: Bruiser Brody vs Terry Funk (11/30/1981)
::2011/10/24::
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Billy Graham on the Murder of Bruiser Brody
Billy Graham on the Murder of Bruiser Brody
::2013/08/19::
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Rick Rude & One Man Gang vs. Bruiser Brody & Missing Link
Rick Rude & One Man Gang vs. Bruiser Brody & Missing Link
::2013/03/05::
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SAVIO VEGA ON BRUISER BRODY
SAVIO VEGA ON BRUISER BRODY'S DEATH
::2014/01/10::
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Dutch Mantel revisits the murder of Bruiser Brody
Dutch Mantel revisits the murder of Bruiser Brody
::2014/04/07::
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Bruiser Brody "Shoot " Interview
Bruiser Brody "Shoot " Interview
::2012/03/10::
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NWF Main Event - Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher
NWF Main Event - Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher
::2012/05/18::
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Texas Red (The Undertaker) vs. Bruiser Brody
Texas Red (The Undertaker) vs. Bruiser Brody
::2010/07/13::
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Ric Flair on Bruiser Brody Death, Bob Orton and Favorite Tag Teams
Ric Flair on Bruiser Brody Death, Bob Orton and Favorite Tag Teams
::2014/05/23::
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Bruiser Brody really is a Bad Ass! A truthful interview to say the least!
Bruiser Brody really is a Bad Ass! A truthful interview to say the least!
::2009/03/24::
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TONY ATLAS ON:  BRUISER BRODY-WARRIOR CONNECTION, EPSTEIN MEMORIES--@THE APTER CHAT
TONY ATLAS ON: BRUISER BRODY-WARRIOR CONNECTION, EPSTEIN MEMORIES--@THE APTER CHAT
::2014/04/17::
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ECW Bill Alfonso Shoot Video Part 7 (Lex Luger and Bruiser Brody)
ECW Bill Alfonso Shoot Video Part 7 (Lex Luger and Bruiser Brody)
::2013/06/30::
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Prince Al Farat Talks Puerto Rico, Bruiser Brody
Prince Al Farat Talks Puerto Rico, Bruiser Brody's Murder, Abdullah the Butcher
::2014/07/15::
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Tony Atlas talks Bruiser Brody
Tony Atlas talks Bruiser Brody's Death
::2014/04/18::
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BRUISER BRODY HARDCORE FOREVER
BRUISER BRODY HARDCORE FOREVER
::2011/12/11::
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How Bruiser Brody became the million dollar man
How Bruiser Brody became the million dollar man
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Bruiser Brody vs Ric Flair pt1
Bruiser Brody vs Ric Flair pt1
::2009/08/27::
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Bruiser Brody Interview Part 1 of 3
Bruiser Brody Interview Part 1 of 3
::2009/05/25::
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Rant On Carlos Colon Sr.
Rant On Carlos Colon Sr.'s Hall of Fame Induction/Bruiser Brody
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Bruiser Brody promo and run-in
Bruiser Brody promo and run-in
::2007/10/26::
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Bruiser Brody run-in
Bruiser Brody run-in
::2008/08/02::
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Bruiser Brody MV Tribute
Bruiser Brody MV Tribute
::2012/08/25::
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The Tragic Death of Bruiser Brody
The Tragic Death of Bruiser Brody
::2013/08/13::
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Bruiser Brody training
Bruiser Brody training
::2008/01/19::
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Bruiser Brody music video
Bruiser Brody music video
::2008/02/06::
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan talks about Bruiser Brody
Hacksaw Jim Duggan talks about Bruiser Brody
::2008/08/20::
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Dave Meltzer Q & A 2/27/2009 Part 3: Bruiser Brody, WWC, Herb Abram, Puerto Rico
Dave Meltzer Q & A 2/27/2009 Part 3: Bruiser Brody, WWC, Herb Abram, Puerto Rico
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AJPW 19.04.1988 - Bruiser Brody vs Jumbo Tsuruta
AJPW 19.04.1988 - Bruiser Brody vs Jumbo Tsuruta
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Bruiser Brody vs Dick Murdoch ③ 
Bruiser Brody vs Dick Murdoch ③ '85 in Japan
::2008/06/12::
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Bruiser Brody/Killer Tim Brooks vs Killer Khan/Haruka Eigen (All Japan March 2nd, 1985)
Bruiser Brody/Killer Tim Brooks vs Killer Khan/Haruka Eigen (All Japan March 2nd, 1985)
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theme bruiser brody
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Nick Bockwinkel (c) vs Bruiser Brody - (SCW 1981/09/25)
Nick Bockwinkel (c) vs Bruiser Brody - (SCW 1981/09/25)
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WWC: Bruiser Brody vs. Abdullah The Butcher (Last Recorded Match)
WWC: Bruiser Brody vs. Abdullah The Butcher (Last Recorded Match)
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Bruiser Brody & Dick Slater vs "Bruiser" Bob Sweetan & "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
Bruiser Brody & Dick Slater vs "Bruiser" Bob Sweetan & "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
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Bruiser Brody squash match and promo
Bruiser Brody squash match and promo
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WWC: Carlos Colón & Abdullah The Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen (1984)
WWC: Carlos Colón & Abdullah The Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen (1984)
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AJPW: Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody vs. Dory Funk & Terry Funk (December 8th, 1984)
AJPW: Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody vs. Dory Funk & Terry Funk (December 8th, 1984)
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Bruiser Brody vs Joe LeDuc 1980s SouthWest
Bruiser Brody vs Joe LeDuc 1980s SouthWest
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Bruiser Brody Interview Part 2 of 3
Bruiser Brody Interview Part 2 of 3
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Buddy Roberts vs. Bruiser Brody: WCCW, July 23, 1983
Buddy Roberts vs. Bruiser Brody: WCCW, July 23, 1983
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Bruiser Brody vs Kevin Sullivan
Bruiser Brody vs Kevin Sullivan
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Bruiser Brody interview from Spring
Bruiser Brody interview from Spring '77 Re: Bill Watts
::2006/08/16::
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Bruiser Brody vs. Kevin Sullivan: Aug. 7, 1976
Bruiser Brody vs. Kevin Sullivan: Aug. 7, 1976
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WWC: Bruiser Brody vs. Abdullah The Butcher (1987)
WWC: Bruiser Brody vs. Abdullah The Butcher (1987)
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WWC: Bruiser Brody Special (1986)
WWC: Bruiser Brody Special (1986)
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Rancid Vat live Ballad of Bruiser Brody at C.O.S. supershow 99 Philadelphia PA
Rancid Vat live Ballad of Bruiser Brody at C.O.S. supershow 99 Philadelphia PA
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Bruiser Brody & King Curtis vs Shohei Giant Baba & The Destroyer
Bruiser Brody & King Curtis vs Shohei Giant Baba & The Destroyer
::2009/06/21::
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Abdullah The Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody in WWC - Wild Brawl 2
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Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen Vs Harley Race & Dick Slater pt 1
Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen Vs Harley Race & Dick Slater pt 1
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Bruiser Brody
Bruiser Brody.jpg
Born (1946-06-18)June 18, 1946
Detroit, Michigan
Died July 17, 1988(1988-07-17) (aged 42)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Bruiser Brody
Frank Goodish
King Kong Brody
The Masked Marauder
Red River Jack
Billed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)[1]
Billed weight 283 lb (128 kg)[1]
Billed from Santa Fe, New Mexico[1]
Trained by The Sheik
Debut 1973[1]

Frank Donald Goodish (June 18, 1946 – July 17, 1988) was an American professional wrestler who earned his greatest fame under the names King Kong Brody and Bruiser Brody. Goodish was an All-State football and basketball player at Warren High School, Michigan, and played football at West Texas A&M University (then known as West Texas State) and with the Washington Redskins in the NFL. As a wrestler, he helped innovate the "brawling" style and was infamous for his wild and legitimately uncooperative demeanor.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Brody competed as a freelancer in several companies including the National Wrestling Alliance, Central States Wrestling, World Wide Wrestling Federation, Southwest Championship Wrestling, Windy City Wrestling, Texas All Star Wrestling, World Wrestling Council, Deep South Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, American Wrestling Association, and World Class Championship Wrestling. In the States, he had numerous feuds with the likes of Kamala the Ugandan Giant, Abdullah the Butcher, and Jerry Blackwell. In Japan, he was in a tag team with Stan Hansen. Brody had a reputation for refusing to job to other wrestlers. He also competed under the moniker of Red River Jack in Texas, during an angle against Gary Hart's men and Skandor Akbar's Army in World Class Championship Wrestling. Brody also competed as the Masked Marauder for one time in the AWA.

In 1985, he had a very short stint with New Japan Pro Wrestling in a feud with Antonio Inoki and many of their matches ended in no contests or disqualifications. In 1987, Brody began working primarily for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico after getting fired from New Japan. Brody continued his feud with Abdullah the Butcher, as well as engaging in a feud with Carlos Colon. He briefly returned to All Japan Pro Wrestling to win his last NWA International Heavyweight Championship. On April 15, 1988, the first attempt to form what became the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship was done when Brody faced off against NWA United National and PWF champion Genichiro Tenryu; the result was a double countout. Brody ended up losing the title back to Jumbo Tsuruta four days later.

Brody had an infamous cage match with Lex Luger in Florida at NWA Florida in January 1987. In the middle of the match, Brody stopped "working" and stood around. Luger and Bill Alfonso, the referee of the match, were puzzled and attempted to speak to Brody who did not respond. Luger and Alfonso decided to forgo the planned finish of the match and Alfonso disqualified Luger in a spot where Luger continually punched Brody in a corner and did not back off. After the match, Luger recalls asking Brody if he did anything wrong to upset him to which Brody responded "no" and Brody's reasons for not working were not very clear, stating that "the match just wasn't working". In Larry Matysik's book, Wrestling at the Chase, Matysik states that before the match Brody told him "I'm not putting up with any of his bullshit" and that Brody was upset that Luger wouldn't sell for him. However, when watching the match, it is clear that Luger did sell for Brody. In a later shoot interview, Bill Alfonso said that there was a miscommunication issue on who would lead the match and there was no ill will ever between the two. Another scenario was that Brody was upset with the promoters (Brody had a contentious history with wrestling promoters for much of his career) and decided to embarrass the promotion by being uncooperative in the match.

Personal life[edit]

Goodish was married twice, firstly on June 4, 1968 to Nola Marie Neece;[2] however the marriage was brief and ended in divorce on October 12, 1970.[3] Goodish's second wife Barbara remained with him until his death in 1988. Together they had a son named Geoffrey Dean, born November 7, 1980.[4]

Death[edit]

On July 16, 1988, Brody was in the locker room before his match with Dan Spivey in Bayamón (a city near San Juan, Puerto Rico), when José Huertas González, a fellow wrestler and booker,[5] asked him to go into the shower to discuss business. Brody entered the shower stall and a few minutes later a scuffle ensued, followed by two groans, loud enough for the entire locker room to hear. Tony Atlas ran to the shower and saw Brody bent over and holding his stomach. Atlas then looked up at González and saw him holding a knife.[6] When the paramedics arrived, Atlas carried Brody downstairs to the waiting ambulance, as, due to Brody's enormous stature, paramedics were unable to lift him.[6] Brody's last words (as told to Atlas) were, "Tell my little son I love him[citation needed], and tell my wife I love her, too[citation needed]." González, who always maintained his innocence, was initially charged with first-degree murder but was later reduced and tried for involuntary homicide. Dutch Mantell received his subpoena after the trial was over and Tony Atlas, who had given a statement and said he witnessed what happened refused to return to give his version in court and without his testimony the District Attorney had no case. Some wrestlers (the Youngbloods) were scared to death[citation needed] and made no declaration to the police at the time of the events[citation needed]. However, Tony Atlas declared what he saw to the police and came back to Puerto Rico several years later to work with the promotion. In January 1989, González was acquitted on all counts, citing self-defense. Carlos Colón testified against Brody during the trial.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Texas Divorces
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  11. ^ PWF World Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
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  14. ^ NWA Central States Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  15. ^ NWA Florida Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
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  18. ^ NWA American Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  19. ^ NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  20. ^ NWA Texas Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  21. ^ NWA Texas Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  22. ^ World Class Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  23. ^ NWA United States Tag Team Title (Tri-State version) history At wrestling-titles.com
  24. ^ NWA Western States Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  25. ^ Caldwell, James (2013-11-26). "News: Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame announces 2014 HOF class". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
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  27. ^ SCW World Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  28. ^ "東京スポーツ プロレス大賞". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  29. ^ WWA World Heavyweight Title (Indianapolis) history At wrestling-titles.com

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