Induct Bruiser Brody into the WWE HOF 2017.
Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish was the quintessential brawler who could match up with the very best grapplers in the history of Professional Wrestling! Bruiser Brody was old school. He was widely known for connecting with his fans in the crowd. He was arguably the most entertaining professional wrestler of his day.
After being discovered by fellow wrestler Ivan Putski in San Antonio Texas, Frank "The Hammer" Brody was on his way to Legendary status. After beating the famous Rocky Johnson (yes that Rocky Johnson) for the Florida State Heavyweight Title, Killer Kowalski saw him working and scooped him up and took "The Hammer" back with him to New York to begin working in the WWWF for the McMahon family. Soon after, Vince McMahon Sr. changed his ring name to "Bruiser Frank Brody" and the Legend was born!
In 1977, Brody was alleged to have been in a shoot with minority owner & wrestler in the WWWF Gorilla Monsoon and Brody was given his walking papers. Brody and Ivan Putski made their way back to Texas and began to work for Jack Adkisson better known as The Nazi goose-stepping Fritz Von Erich in his promotion called BigTime Wrestling from Dallas. A promotion tied into the NWA. Fritz wanted Brody to get more experience and really become a crazed brawler. Fritz had Brody lose a loser leave town match with Big John Studd and drop the American Heavyweight Title so that Brody could go on tour in Australia & New Zealand to sharpen his craft and gimmick as the baddest brawler in pro wrestling!
2 years passed and Fritz Von Erich brought Brody back to the states. Brody would develop a friendship with the family & the promotion that would be his base for the next decade with the Von Erich's and World Class Wrestling. Now Brody's star was shining bright. He was an imposing figure, he was big & massive, he was powerful, vicious, he became more frightening with every "HUSS, HUSS, HUSS" he growled.
Brody became the biggest pro wrestling draw from territory to territory world wide seemingly overnight. His brawling style was hardcore before there was hardcore. He helped innovate the wrestling scene in countless ways from being known as one of the toughest men in the industry, to taking the action from the ring into the crowds, being a monster, refusing to job to anyone, to having creative control, to beating down his opponent until he earned Brody's respect, to not staying in one territory too long, to becoming one of the bloodiest bladers in the industry!
Brody became a super hero of sorts, a super human while working in Japan in singles matches, or winning championships with tag-team partner & best friend and HOF'er Stan Hansen. Brody reached unparalleled success, fortune & fame working for Shohei Baba & Antonio Inoki in the land of many islands. He made his entrance to the ring to Led Zepplin's "Immigrant Song" as the Japanese looked in awe as Brody approached swinging his chain or 2x4.
Some of Brody's wildest, roughest, & bloodiest feuds were against Bruno Sammartino, Abdullah the Butcher, Kamala, The Funk brothers, Ric Flair, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, Giant Baba, Dick the Bruiser, Nick Bockwikel, Wahoo McDaniels, Black Jack Mulligan and many, many more.
Bruise was the master at making the fans think & believe that what they saw was real! He was the most in demand wrestler of his era! Brody really understood the business. He had great psychology. He was always thinking about how to get the fans back week after week. His mic work could scare you or shock you with his eloquence. He was one of the greatest in-ring story tellers ever! He could get a near epic match out of who ever he faced! It's safe to say that Bruiser Brody was the godfather of hardcore wrestling!
So, please join me in petitioning the WWE, and Vince McMahon to induct Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish into the WWE HOF class of 2017 !!! We aren't stopping at 100 signatures, we want as many as we can possibly get! Lets get it done !!!
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