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The History Of The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) …

2018-11-25 · On July 2 of the same year, Crusher Lisowski once again had an opportunity for the strap at Forbes Field but was defeated by The Nature Boy in front of more than 13,000 fans. On August 2, 1962, Bruno Sammartino defeated Rogers for the FIRST TIME for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship during a contest at the ...

The Crusher Death

2018-5-27 · Death of The Crusher. The aging process began to take its toll on Lisowski, with wrestling''s tough man enduring hip replacements, multiple heart …

The Early Years of Televised Wrestling

2017-12-10 · The Early Years of Televised Wrestling. Before the steroids and the outlandish characterizations there were the wrestlers. I hear a lot of talk about how different things were in the "old days". And it''s true, the athletes of today are bigger, faster, more dedicated to cardiovascular training and so on.

Historical Events on July 9

2021-7-9 · 1963 Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ; 1965 British Open Men''s Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian Peter Thomson Peter Thomson wins his 5th Claret Jug, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Brian Huggett and Christy O''Connor Snr; 1965 John Edrich completes 310* v NZ in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes

Chicago 1959 to early 1964

 · Crusher Lisowski beat Arnold Skaaland in 9:33 Tito Carreon beat Angelo Savoldi in 11:50 promoter: Fred Kohler att: 11,020, gate: $38,108 11/11/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre NWA Champion Pat O''Connor beat Crusher Lisowski 12:22 US Champion Buddy Rogers beat Lou Bastien in 9:32

A NICE FAREWELL FOR DA CRUSHER | WrestlingFigs

2005-10-28 · Dennis Hilgart, who worked with Lisowski for more than 25 years as a wrestling promoter, barnstorming the Midwest and beyond, said Lisowski was a great entertainer who never disappointed. Lisowski, 79, one of wrestling''s greatest icons for more than 35 years, died Oct. 22 from complications of surgeries for a non-cancerous brain tumor.

The Songs That Forged Metal: Part 1

2016-5-13 · The Novas The Crusher (1964) This relentless slab of garage surf rock from 1964 is an ode to 50s American wrestling legend Crusher Lisowski. Vocalist Bob Nolan puts in such an OTT performance that it literally pre-dates death metal vocalists such as Tom G. Warrior of Celtic Frost by some 20-plus years.

10 Most Cruel Torture Devices of All Time

2020-3-7 · Throughout the history, people have devised a wide variety of ingeniously hideous methods of torture as a form of punishment for crimes, or simply to extract information. Here is a quick rundown of 10 most cruel and hideous torture devices and methods to ever come out of the darkest corners of the human history. Contents1 10 inese Water Torture2 9.The Judas …

Jerry Blackwell

2019-5-19 · Jerry Blackwell (April 26, 1949 – January 22, 1995) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name "Crusher" Jerry Blackwell.Blackwell competed in the 1979 World''s Strongest Man contest, but withdrew early in the competition due to an injury. He was a main event star in the American Wrestling Association where he feuded with Mad Dog …

AWA World Heavyweight Title

2021-5-25 · Unifies WCWA World title defeating Kerry Von Erich on 88/12/13 in Chicago, IL to become Unified World Heavyweight Champion, but stripped of AWA title on 89/01/20 after CWA splits with AWA. Larry Zbyszko. 1989/02/07. St. Paul, MN. Wins title in …

The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac

2021-6-12 · The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 19 (Q2 1964) Welcome to Chapter 19 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts). The territory is most commonly known as Tri-State Wrestling and/or Mid-South Wrestling, though neither of those names were ...

The Crusher (wrestler)

2020-4-15 · Lisowski continued to have tag team success throughout the remainder of the 1950s, often paired with his wrestling "brother" Stan Lisowski. By 1959, he was being billed as "Crusher" Lisowski, which legend came from a promoter''s off-hand comment that he "just crushes everybody." Until early 1965, Crusher was a heel (hated bad guy) in the AWA.

Reginald Lisowski | Pro Wrestling | Fandom

Crusher Lisowski liked to say he was the man who made Milwaukee famous. But for a brief time in the early 1960s, he did his damndest to put Pittsburgh wrestling on the map, as well. Reggie Lisowski started wrestling after World War II—he …

Reginald Lisowski : definition of Reginald Lisowski and ...

2005-10-22 · Lisowski continued to have tag team success throughout the remainder of the 1950s, often paired with his wrestling "brother" Stan Lisowski. By 1959, he was being billed as "Crusher" Lisowski, which legend has came from a promoter''s off-hand comment that he "just crushes everybody." Until early 1965, Crusher was a heel (hated bad guy) in the AWA.

Reginald Lisowski | Pro Wrestling | Fandom

2021-12-6 · Reginald Lisowski (July 11, 1926 - October 22, 2005) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The Crusher. Lisowski was born and raised in the Milwaukee suburb of South Milwaukee. Early on he was more interested in football, playing fullback for the South Milwaukee High School football team, but took up wrestling while …

Columns

2021-8-30 · During the early years of his career in the late forties and early fifties, Lisowski (wrestling as a dark-haired babyface) was noticed by promoter Fred Kohler. Kohler put Reggie on TV, before sending him on the road to gain some seasoning. Of course, in the early years of his career, wrestling was strictly a night-time profession.

Pittsburgh – 1961 | Steel Belt Wrestling

Lisowski had been a tag team force in the area for several years with "brother" Stan. Crusher''s blue-collar style, combined with the always important ethnic appeal in Pittsburgh, sent him to the top of the charts and earned him the TV championship recognition (though that was not a …

The Crusher

2020-1-15 · The Crusher. Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski was one of the toughest and most popular personalities in wrestling during the second half of the 20th century, battering and bruising his helpless opponents to the delight of his legions of working-class fans for over thirty years. He first established a reputation as one of the elite brawlers in ...

Long Live Da Crusher | South Milwaukee Blog

2016-2-14 · In the early years, The Crusher wrestled several times a week around Chicago while working as a bricklayer during the day to make ends meet. He joined Vern Gagne''s AWA circuit in 1963 and went on to win three World Championships during his career and five Tag Team Championships, several of those with longtime partner Dick the Bruiser.

(AWA) American Wrestling Association History

2012-5-26 · The American Wrestling Association was the Midwest''s premier wrestling organization. Along with the WWA, the AWA offered a different brand of wrestling in comparison to the. NWA, which had been around since 1948. The AWA based itself around much of the nation''. s top talent and offered some of the greatest professional wrestling of the era.

Jerry Blackwell | Pro Wrestling | Fandom

2021-12-8 · Jerry Blackwell (April 26, 1949 – January 22, 1995) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name "Crusher" Jerry Blackwell. Blackwell competed in the 1979 World''s Strongest Man contest, but withdrew early in the competition due to an injury. He was a main event star in the American Wrestling Association where he feuded with Mad Dog …

Da Crusher Statue Almost A Reality

2018-3-5 · However, four years after launching, the Network only has AWA footage from the early 1980s, when Crusher was in the twilight of his career. "It''s almost like with the Network now, WWE is controlling history because that''s the place …

Behold da unveiling of "Da Crusher" statue

2019-6-8 · O n Saturday, June 8, in the year of our Lord 2019, it finally happened: a life-sized bronze statue of South Milwaukee wrestling legend Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski was unveiled at a gala ...

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton, Actor: Stand by Me. Wil Wheaton was born Richard William Wheaton III on July 29, 1972 in Burbank, California. He first gained international attention by starring in the Rob Reiner comedy-drama film Stand by Me (1986). He then …