Dick The Bruiser’s home put up for auction

Mar 17, 2017 - by Steve Gerweck


Indianapolis – The house that wrestler “Dick the Bruiser” built on the city’s near north side is up for auction.

The wrestler was known to fans and opponents as “The World’s Most Dangerous Wrestler.” His gruff exterior was famous. He died while lifting weights in 1991.

The four bedroom, 5,000 square foot house on North Kessler Boulevard was built in the late 1950’s with more space added in the 1960’s. His former son-in-law, Scott Roemer, was last in the house 20 years ago, when the floors were covered in shag carpet and Bruiser slept until noon, spending his afternoons around the pool.

The pool area was his office.

“Dick would sit outside at the pool, book matches. He didn’t need an office,” Roemer said.

He didn’t have an agent and kept track of his schedule with a notebook.

“He was out here from the time he got out of bed, which was usually around one o’clock and he didn’t go to bed until three or four, with dinner concluding around one in the morning,” Roemer said.

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