Jan 18, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Frank Goodish
Date of birth: June 14, 1946
Date of death: July 17, 1988
From: New Mexico
Pro debut: 1973
Finishing move: Knee Drop
– In October 1974, Goodish and Stan Hansen defeated Johnny Eagles and Terry Lathan for the Tri-State version of the NWA United States Tag Team title.
– October 17, 1975, Goodish defeated Ray Candy in Lubbock, TX for the NWA Western States Heavyweight title.
– Goodish defeated Rocky Johnson on December 31, 1975 in Tampa, FL for the Florida Heavyweight title.
– In early 1976, Goodish joined the WWWF, and promoter Vince McMahon Sr. gave him the name Bruiser Brody.
– On January 3, 1977 in Atlanta, GA, Brody defeated Fritz Von Erich for the NWA American Heavyweight title.
– Brody defeated Fritz Von Erich on April 13, 1977, Brody to regain the NWA American title in Ft. Worth, TX.
– In May 1977, Brody and Mike York teamed up to capture the Texas Tag Team title.
– On March 17, 1978, Brody captured the Australian version of the World Brass Knucks championship.
– Brody defeated Dale Valentine on May 28, 1978 in Houston, TX for the Texas Heavyweight title.
– In August 1978, Brody and Gino Hernandez defeated Kevin and David Von Erich for the Texas Tag Team title.
– On September 11, 1978, Brody once again defeated Fritz Von Erich for the NWA American title.
– In his Japanese debut in January 1979, Brody teamed with King Iaukea to defeat Giant Baba and the Destroyer.
– On June 10, 1979, Brody defeated Mark Lewin for the Texas Brass Knuckles Heavyweight title in Dallas, TX. Brody regained the title from Lewin on July 29, 1979.
– Brody and Kerry Von Erich defeated Lewin and Killer Tim Brooks on July 23, 1979 to capture the vacate Texas Tag Team title.
– Managed by Reverend Tiny Hampton, King Kong Brody defeated Dick the Bruiser in Indianapolis, IN on August 4, 1979 for the WWA (World Wrestling Association) title.
– Brody and Ernie Ladd defeated Ted Oates and Jerry Oates in a tournament final on February 3, 1980 for the Central States Tag Team title.
– On March 14, 1980, Brody defeated Lewin to reclaim the Texas Brass Knuckles title.
– Brody pinned Bob Brown on April 10, 1980 in Kansas City, KS for the Central States Heavyweight title.
– Brody defeated Stan Stasiak on November 14, 1980 for the Texas Brass Knuckles title in Houston, TX.
– On April 23, 1981, Brody won All Japan’s Champion Carnival.
– On January 11, 1981, Brody and Kerry Von Erich defeated Hernandez and Gary Young for the World Class American Tag Team title.
– On October 9, 1981, Brody beat Dory Funk Jr. in Tokyo, Japan to capture the NWA International title.
– Brody and Jimmy Snuka won the All Japan Real World Tag League Tournament on December 13, 1981.
– In 1982, Brody and Dick Slater teamed up to capture the SCW (Southwest Championship Wrestling) World Tag Team title. Brody also captured the SCW Brass Knuckles title in April 1982.
– Brody defeated Dory Funk Jr. on April 21, 1982 to regain the NWA International title.
– On June 17, 1983, Brody and Kerry Von Erich defeated Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy to win the World Class American Tag Team title.
– Brody and Hansen won the All Japan Real World Tag League Tournament on December 12, 1983.
– On April 25, 1984, Brody and Hansen won a four team tag tournament in Yokohama, Japan to capture the PWF (Pacific Wrestling Federation) Tag Team title.
– Brody pinned Terry Gordy in a “barbed wire” match on May 4, 1986 in Irving, TX.
– On May 17, 1986, Brody defeated Rick Rude via disqualification to capture the World Class Television title.
– On October 12, 1986, Brody pinned Abdullah the Butcher in a “steel cage” match. (Fritz Von Erich was the special referee).
– At the 4th Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions on May 3, 1987, Brody defeated Jeep Swenson.
– In October 1987, Brody captured the NWF International title.
– On October 6, 1987, Brody, Moondogs Spot and Spike beat Tiger Mask (Misawa), Shinichi Nakano, and Isao Takagi.
– Brody won a battle royal on October 17, 1987 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX.
– On March 27, 1988, Brody defeated Jumbo Tsuruta to capture the NWA International title for a third time.
– At the 5th Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions on May 8, 1988, Brody and Kevin Von Erich defeated Buddy Roberts and a masked mystery partner (Solomon Grundy).
– Giant Baba promoted a Bruiser Brody memorial show on August 29, 1988.